Ants communicate via chemicals called pheromones, leaving scent trails to guide others to food or to signal danger, acting as their language.
Ant colonies consist of workers, soldiers, and a queen. The queen's role is to lay eggs, while workers maintain the colony.
Despite their small size, ants are incredibly strong. They can carry objects many times their body weight.
Some ants 'farm' aphids, protecting them from predators and 'milking' them for honeydew, a sugary liquid the aphids produce.
Certain ant species can swim. Fire ants, for example, create rafts by linking together to float on water during floods.
Ants are omnivorous and feed on a wide range of items, including other insects, nectar, seeds, and even fungi.
Ants can be found on every continent except Antarctica, showcasing their adaptability to diverse environments.
The lifespan of an ant varies among different species. Some worker ants live for a few months, while queen ants can survive for decades.
Ants play a crucial role in ecosystems. They aerate soil, disperse seeds, and are essential for decomposition.