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  • An Essay On Ants

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    Ants are relatives of bees and wasps and like them they too live in colonies and each ant colony has several different kinds of ants. Although the ants in colony belong to the same species they look different. Ant colonies are described as ‘super organisms’ as a colony works in a unified manner. Mainly an ant colony consists of queen ants, drones or the male ants and worker ants. Ants have colonized every part of Earth except Antarctica and a few other extremely inhospitable lands. Ants

  • The Benefits Of Ants

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    Ants since the historic time does all the works like human beings. The ants are from the unsocial insects from the family of FORMICIDAE along with related wasps and bees. Ants are in nature with human beings where they hunt, rear, collect food, and even attack in need. They have ways to communicate with the others through PHEROMONES, TOUCH AND SOUNDS. The ants stay together in a system of colony where the society is divided among their different worker classes the from the queen to the

  • The Characteristics Of Ants

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    Ants are common insects but they have some unique capabilities. More than 10,000 known ant species occur around the world. They’re more prevalent in tropical forests (example, Argentine ants), where they may be up to half of all the insects living in some other locations. They are of the family Formicidae and belong to the order Hymenoptera, Kingdom being Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta. They are fascinating little creatures almost being old as a dinosaur! Scientists estimate

  • Social Features Of Ants

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    Ants are usually thin and skinny insects. They all have 3 pairs of legs and their bodies are divided into three main part: head, abdomen and thorax. They are narrowly connected to their abdomen and thorax. Their antennae are bent in the middle and have chewing mouthparts. The mouth is an essential working tool for almost every ant. It consists of two sets of jaws: the outer two, used for carrying food and building the nest and the inner one is used for chewing. Adult ants are able to swallow

  • The Effect Of Temperature On Ants

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    Ants are one of the small sized insects from the family of formicidae which consist of high diversity on earth. They are found everywhere on earth except in Antarctica, and they have immense impact on terrestrial ecosystems (Heatwole and Muir, 1989). They are vital in moving and recycling soil and nutrients. They live in colonies ranging from tens to hundreds of millions in a colony. They communicate and control their colony by chemical messages. Animals including, birds and insects occupy different

  • Leaf-cutting Ants Essay

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    One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can

  • The Social Colonies Of Ants

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    Ants are one of the most amazing groups of insects in the animal kingdom. This is because they are social insects. Ants form organized and structured colonies or nests consisting of millions of individuals. Colonies of ant species will work together and form super-colonies, covering a very large area of land. Their colonies are described as super organisms as they appear to work and survive as a single entity. Ants have captured almost every area on Earth. They make up to 15% of the total

  • An Ant Army Short Story

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    Ant Army By Elijah Leonard “What if they can talk?” ask the humans. “What if they are smart?” ask the humans. “What if they took over the world?” ask the humans. Well, now’s our chance. I am Gerald, an ant that lives in a human family’s backyard, along with my own family. I have two best friends: Margaret and Antony. Margaret is supposed to be the smart one. She always has a plan and she has all A’s in all her classes at the insect school. Antony is the silly one. He always has a joke, even in

  • Exaggeration In The Zombie Ant

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    exaggerates the evolution and real biological details of the “Zombie Ant” fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis, in order to create an exciting, horrifying story, The Girl with All the Gifts. In Carey’s zombie apocalypse novel, biologist Dr. Caldwell explains that the fungus has taken a leap from ant hosts to humans, turning them into “hungries” (54). The next stretch Carey makes is how the fungus affects its host. Infected ants bite leaves and hang on, but hungries are driven to chase down unaffected

  • Red Imported Fire Ants

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    How to identify ants, In the United States, imported fire ants currently inhabit all or parts of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. They are discovered sporadically in Maryland. The red imported fire ant has also been accidentally introduced to other countries. Imported fire ants will likely continue to spread throughout much of the southern portion of