Some kinds of ants differ from each other more strongly, than mice differ from elephants. Among the ants are giants, and there are real crumbs, there are peace-loving and militant ants, parasites and desperate workaholics. And each of us regularly meets ants, different and externally, and in the way of life. Let's get acquainted with the most famous and interesting kinds of them ...
Red ants are very numerous. These are not only tiny domestic pests with which housewives are constantly fighting. Red ants are also famous forest workers who build huge anthills and play an important role in the life of the forest. And we will talk about these two completely different kinds of ants.
Among the ants are the longest-living insects on Earth. But the life of an average ant is a few months' force, and only a very small number of these small workers die by their death. Let's get acquainted with the details of how exactly and how many ants live ...
Only the name of these ants is already frightening: bulldog ants or bull ants - such names already indicate at least the aggressiveness of these insects. And as a maximum - about the danger that they represent for humans and animals. And they called these insects so good - they are really dangerous and aggressive ...
These insects are considered to be one of the most evolutionarily developed living beings on Earth, yielding, perhaps, only to man. Their behavior and way of life are so complex that they may seem completely reasonable. Finally, they are the only living creatures other than man, engaged in full-fledged agriculture. Meet - leaf-cutting ants.
All the ants living on the territory of Russia, in the winter, reduce their activity and are not shown at all on the soil surface. Their wintering is a rather complicated and interesting process, to which the ants prepare for a long time and which does not resemble the state of suspended animation in other non-colonial insects. We will talk further about this wintering of ants.
Ants - insects are omnivores. Most kinds of ants as food will fit almost any natural organic raw materials - seeds, corpses of insects, grass. But among the ants there are those who eat only one product, and - extremely exotic. Read more about this.
Do you know that ants of some species can lift a weight 50 times that of their body? Do you know that the jaws of some ants can be used instead of thread for sewing up wounds? A few more similar records and interesting facts - more.
Ants are not only tiny red pests from under the bedside tables or famous forest nurses, who unnoticedly collect huge anthills. Ants are also a few species of truly dangerous insects, a meeting with which may be the last for a person. Fortunately, there are few such ants.
The feet of an ant are the result of many millennia of evolution. It is not only a device for fast enough movement, but also a universal tool for communication and performing a huge number of operations. A simple man, looking at an ant, can easily distinguish him from some similar arthropods. How? By the number of legs!