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  • Plastic Structure Of The Ant Farm
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    The Observation of Ants Introduction Myrmecology has been around since the late 18th and early 19th century. Myrmecology is derived from the Greek word Mur mek, which means ant. There are three main names that are most noteworthy: Line who produced "System ae Naturae" which he describes eighteen species of ants. Fabricius created five more genera and further described other species. Latreille was the most significant, he collected and studied the ants of Europe and described many species overloo...
  • Ant And The Fungus
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    One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can d...
  • 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...
  • Food For The Starving Ant
    414 words
    Ants are social insects that live in colonies being some of the most successful of insects. Ant colonies include one or more queens, workers, eggs, larvae and pupae. The worker ants maintain their developed structures known as "nests". Nests protect the ants against their enemies, some protection against extremes of weather, and are often placed close to water and food sources. Some ant species nest in the ground, many times under concrete or slabs. Some species will be found in wood such as fen...
  • Ants In The Colony
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    All About Ants (almost) Among the many hundreds of thousands of astonishing organisms with which we must share this earth, there is one seemingly ordinary group of specimens which fascinates many people beyond all others. There is nothing too extraordinary in the proportions or appearance of ants, but it is their history and culture that induces a second look. These insects are about as different from us mammals as two organisms can be, yet it appears that of all the known animals their way of l...

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