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  • Shape Of The Ant Head
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    Ants belong to an order of insects called Hymenoptera; this group also includes bees, wasps, and sawflies. They belong to the insect family Formicidae meaning 'ant family'. There are over 60 genre existing in North America comprising hundreds of different species on this continent alone. There are many different kinds of ants all over the world. Some kinds of ants among the best known are: fire ants, army ants, carpenter ants, driver ants, harvester ants, weaver ants, fungus- gardening ants, aph...
  • Ants In Other Words And Cities
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    Everything flows Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software Steven Johnson 288 pp, Penguin Harvester ants aren't particularly bright. Yet colonies of these creatures gather food, fight off enemies, deposit rubbish and fallen comrades in neat heaps outside their nests, and generally pull off some of the most amazing feats of engineering in the animal kingdom. How do colonies achieve all this when the brains of their members are so limited It is tempting to think that the ...
  • Nests Of Other Ants
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    Ants, Little but Mighty What is an ant? Ants are insects, they have six legs and each leg has three joints. Ants legs are very strong. With it's little legs it can lift twenty-five time its own body weight. They have two stomachs. One stomach holds its food, and the second holds food to be shared with other ants. The out side of their body is covered with a hard armor. This is called the exoskeleton. Ants have four growing stages, the egg, larva, pupa, and the adult. There are over 100,000 known...
  • Ants Live In The Colony
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    Ant Colony In everyone's lifetime they have probably run across an ant hill in their backyard or a colony of carpenter ants in a woodpile. Also, they may have noticed a long line of ants marching single file, like soldiers, empty-handed; while another line marches with a heavy load on its shoulders, coming back to camp. In evryone's lifetime, however, they have probably never thought about all that goes on in the ant colony. The ant colony is an incredible, interesting world that goes on beneath...
  • Ant Colonies As Multi Agent System The
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    Nature has always inspired scientists since time immemorial let it be machines that left the ground and took to the skies a century or so ago or small robots that mimic insect behavior. This is mainly because nature has improved on its design over millions of years and has reached a level of perfection that any humanly devised machine or plan could only dream about. Take for example the research done on social insects in the last fifty years that has shown the reasons behind an ant choosing the ...
  • Next Part Of The Ant's Body
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    There are more then 10,000 species of ants and they all share the same common traits. The traits that they share are three body sections. The body sections are the head, thorax, and abdomen. The head contains a relatively large brain. It also had the eyes, antennae, and the mandibles (which are shaped differently depending on the ant). The antennae are what an ant uses to smell, touch, taste, and detect movement. The next part of the ant's body is the thorax. This part of the body has small hole...
  • Ant Colony Government
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    In the movie? Antz, ? the producers tied many governmental issues into the story. The colony was led like a communist country, an aristocracy, and had a totalitarianism setup. Communism, for example, was a major part of the story. The government dictated the entire colony and every aspect of the ant's lives. Aristocracy was another governmental issue that was part of the movie. The Queen had the final say in all issues in the colony and she had all of the wealth. The ant colony was totalitariani...

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