Frequently Asked Questions

Ants were first discovered in 1966 when E.O. Wilson discovered an amber of fossilized ants dating back to 92 million years ago

Within Australia there are super colonies that can contain more than 300 million ants

Ants divide their jobs among themselves within the colony. The queens only job is to lay eggs. All other female ants are works; they feed larvae, take out the colony's waste, gather food and supplies, or defend the nest. Male ants' only job is to mate with the queen 

The ant is one of the world's strongest creatures as the ant can carry 50 times its own bodyweight and can work together to move bigger objects! This is due to their smaller size, the Arizona State University states that because of this, an ants' muscles have a greater cross sectional area relative to their body size compared to larger animals allowing the creature to produce more force

You might be thinking "what?!" But it's true, besides humans, ants are the only creatures that will farm others. Just like humans raising cows, sheep and chickens, ants will do the same for other insects. The most common occurrence of this is with aphids. Ants will protect aphids from natural predators, and shelter them in their nests from heavy rain showers in order to gain a constant supply of

Some Queens will unite to found a nest. This initially cooperative association (which increases the chance of establishing a colony) dissolves once a new adult workers are birthed, the Queens will then fight to the death, even more sinister still, some colonies can steal brood from their neighbors, putting them to work as slaves

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