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How big is the World’s biggest ant?

ANSWER: 5-6 centimeters = over 2 inches … Ants range in size from 0.75 to 52 millimeters (0.030–2.0 in), the largest species being the fossil Titanomyrma giganteum, the queen of which was 6 centimeters (2.4 in) long with a wingspan of 15 centimeters (5.9 in) [source]. … The largest living ant in the world today is the Queen Driver Ant…. read more »

Things you didn’t know about ants

From the article  “10 Frightening Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Ants“. 10) Ants are as old as the dinosaurs …ants first arose in the mid-Cretaceous period — about 110—130 million years ago… 9) Ants have already survived a mass extinction event The Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event… 8) Ants have conquered almost the entire globe With… read more »

What is an ant?

The word “ant” means “the biter”. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period. Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth. The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands. Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and an ability to solve complex problems. Ants… read more »

What do ants do in the winter?

Ants just seem to go away in the late fall and we don’t see them again til spring. So, where do they go? Are they hibernating? I found the answer to that question at AntWeb.org, thank you Ben Rubin. … As I am sure you know, ants, like most insects, don’t do very well in… read more »

Cool infographic – A simplified guide to ants

Wow! These little guys are really amazing and there are sooooo many of them. “Scientists estimate there are 1.5 million ants for every person on Earth.” Ants outnumber, outweigh and outwork humans, yet we rarely give them a second glance… Here is Mother Nature’s Pop Science Guide to Ants.

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