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Ant Fact
At this moment, more than one thousand trillion ants are scurrying all over the Earth. If every human climbed aboard one side of a scale, and every ant crawled onto the other side, the scale would just about balance. (Source: www.antweb.org/)

Ant fact
Ants yawn! When ants wake up they stretch out all 6 of their legs and then open their mandibles as if they are yawning. (Source)

Ant fact
Ants are capable of carrying objects 50 times their own body weight with their mandibles.

Ant fact
Some ants form “supercolonies,” massive communities of ants that can stretch for thousands of miles. (More here…)

Ant fact
Many animals can learn behaviors by imitation but ants may be the only group apart from mammals where interactive teaching has been observed. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)






Ant Fact
Many ants enter homes from outside nests as they forage for food. To find their nest, follow the ants. You can encourage foraging by setting out attractive food.

 Ant Fact
There are over 12,000 species of ants throughout the world. The most common ant occurring in and around the house and garden is the Argentine ant.

Ant Fact
Ants are among the most prevalent pests in households. They are also found in restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings where they can find food and water.

Ant Fact
Worker ants do not have wings and reproductive females lose their wings after their mating flights in order to begin their colonies. Therefore, unlike their wasp ancestors, most ants travel by walking. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

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Ants are not the models of industry that they are reputed to be. They spend many waking hours just lazing around or sunning themselves. They stage mock-battles and wrestling matches. (More here)

Ant fact
Ants are one of the great success stories in the history of life on Earth. Living ants are currently classified into 21 subfamilies and 283 genera. (Source: www.antweb.org)






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