Ant – Doesn’t get sick because of the minority complex

Ant - In a wall

Ant - On a rotten fruit

Ant - Ramat Gan

Ant - Iran

Ant - Insect of the family Formicidae - Iran

Ant - Aretidris buenaventei - profile view

Ant - Camponotus novaeboracensis - Queen

Ant - Fearsome

Ant – Doesn’t get sick because of the minority complex

Ant – 100 million years of evolution has developed its characteristic features, social behavior, order, hierarchy and abundance unmatched in the entire animal kingdom. It is estimated that the weight of all ants on Earth is equal to the weight of all people. Formicidae form a family of insects belonging to the order Hymenoptera.

One ant has virtually no meaning, but a million colony of ants is a perfectly organized mass that knows what it wants and how to get it. They are among the most specialized insects that make up caste communities – in which each individual has a clearly defined task. The number of species is estimated at around 12,000, but some scientists say that it may be as much as 30,000. Probably even half of them are still not described.

40 thousand insects in one colony have a total of the same number of brain cells as one human. In relation to their body, they have the largest brain in the world. It accounts for about 6% of their total weight, while in humans the brain is about 2%. A queen can live over 20 years and sire up to 150 million descendants.

At night, they lay eggs and larvae deep into the anthill to protect them from the cold. During the day, they move them closer to the top of the nest to keep them warm. They can raise the temperature in the anthill 10 ° C above the ambient temperature. Temp. in the anthill there are ventilation shafts supervised by the worker caste.

Adult individuals are unable to chew and swallow solid food, therefore they eat the sweet juice squeezed out of the food. When the workers are full, after returning from hunting, they excrete some of the food for workers working in the nest.

List of Ants species:

 
Ant - Gigantiops destructor - WorkerAnt - Gigantiops destructor - DorsalGigantiops destructor - ProfileGigantiops destructor - HeadGigantiops destructor – Has the ability to navigate
 
 


Ant - Camponotus herculeanusAnt - Camponotus herculeanus - femaleCamponotus herculeanus - Queen - ItalyCamponotus herculeanus - QueenCarpenter ant – Camponotus herculeanus – Builds     nests in trees
 


Ant - Camponotus ligniperda - In old oakAnt - Camponotus ligniperda - WorkerBrown-black carpenter ant - QueenBrown-black carpenter ant - Camponotus ligniperdaBrown-black carpenter ant – Camponotus ligniperda –     Builds nests in decaying tree trunks
 


Meadow ant - Formica pratensis - profileMeadow ant - Formica pratensis - Queen - dorsal viewFormica pratensis - Queen - ventral viewFormica pratensis - Queen - Haute-Savoie, FranceMeadow ant – Formica pratensis – It is common     throughout Eurasia
 


Red wood ant - Formica rufa - ConversationRed wood ant - Formica rufa - Gmina Police, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, PolandFormica rufa - Mixed forest - UkraineFormica rufa - (27-07-2015)Red wood ant – Formica rufa – It lives mainly in     coniferous and mixed forests
 


Yellow meadow ant - Lasius flavusYellow meadow ant - Lasius flavus - Soborg, DenmarkLasius flavus - Kirchwerder-Hamburg, GermanyLasius flavus - Worker with root aphidYellow meadow ant – Lasius flavus – Extremely agile     and durable insect
 


Weaver ant - Oecophylla smaragdina - Charles Darwin National Park - Darwin, AustraliaWeaver ant - Oecophylla smaragdina - Kakadu National Park - AustraliaOecophylla smaragdina - On a leafOecophylla smaragdina - Cape Tribulation, Queensland, AustraliaWeaver ant – Oecophylla smaragdina – Often lives in     symbiosis with caterpillars
 


Inchman ant - Myrmecia forficata - WorkerInchman ant - Myrmecia - Nest in lateritic soils - Darling Range, Western AustraliaMyrmecia - Honeysuckle Creek, Namadgi National Park, AustraliaMyrmecia - Terrick Terrick National Park, Victoria, AustraliaInchman ant – Myrmecia forficata – It is big, fast and     extremely aggressive
 


European fire ant - Myrmica rubra - Kirchwerder-Hamburg, GermanyAnt - European fire - Myrmica rubra - Kirchwerder-Hamburg, GermanyEuropean fire ant - Myrmica rubraMyrmica rubra - (30-07-2020)European fire ant – Myrmica rubra – Queen is not     much bigger than worker
 


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