Ants and Info
A colony of ants has about two million insects and they consist of workers, male and female ants. Sometimes these colonies get so large that a male and female ant with wings fly away from a colony and starts a new one. After the queen lays her eggs in the new colony she loses her wings. A queen can generate thousands of ants in her life time.Ants are generally predators scavenging and eating seeds, fruits, and other insects. These little insects can carry twenty times their own weight. Ants will travel approximately 700 feet from their nest and use sent trails to find their way back. Not all ants have the same society’s behavioral patterns; different ants from different parts of the world demonstrate different characteristics.
An ant colony really is amazing. It is very structured and everyone has a job. They have activities and a social class. Ants do different jobs and what work they do determines their color. For instance, an orange ant is certain species, takes care of the queen’s nursery and her new eggs, while yellow ants clean and maintain the mound. Ant colonies are kept very clean and they even have compartments for waste and dead ants. It is hard to believe what these little insects are capable of doing. Scientists say an ant’s brain has around two hundred fifty thousand cells. They have the largest brain of all insects. People have around ten million brain cells which would mean that an ant colony consisting of forty thousand ants equals one human. Another interesting fact is that the weight of all ants in the world compares to the weight of all people in the world.
It’s a good thing that there are products available with natural ingredients to control and get rid of ants and other hardy insects, like bed bugs, that can end up in your home and cause a real problem not to mention the danger of ant mounds and humans.
By: Bradley Skierkowski