Some weird facts about ants

by BalaRekha 2011-08-01 14:49:59

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Ants can lift and carry more than fifty times their own weight.

The most dangerous ant in the world is the black bulldog ant. It lives in Australia and has killed several human beings. When provoked, it stings and bites at the same time.

There are sixty species of ants in North America.

Wood ants squirt acid from the end of their abdomens.

Wood ant workers live seven to ten years.

The queen ant has wings.

Ants have two stomachs one for them and one to feed others.

Some ants sleep seven hours a day.

The queen ant licks the eggs to make them hatch.

The queen feeds her eggs her own saliva

The insect with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant.

There are about a million ants per person. Ants are very social animals and will live in colonies that can contain almost 500,000 ants.

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