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Ants

insects of the family formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behaviour. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication.


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Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

I've put her and a bunch of baby-carrying ants into an ant farm I had as a kid but never got going. The queen has tucked herself away in a corner and the other ants are busy digging her a nest.

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by mohsin789
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:53 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Re: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

Thanks for the reply! I'm actually in the middle of exams right now and couldn't really focus on the ants. I found out the hard way that the little plastic ant farm doesn't actually keep them in; they squeeze through the tiniest gaps, so I have it standing in a tray with ...

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by Waylah
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:40 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

Hi, I hope it's not too late for a reply. If you didn't collect more ants so far, I wouldn't try it anymore. Most likely the colony smell is gone by now and it can be quite hard to get "strangers" accepted into a colony. If there are still pupae ...

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by Tricho
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?

So there was a trail of ants in the living room and I followed it to my speaker which was sitting on the floor. So I moved the speaker and underneath was an ANT CONNOLLY. I think it was quite young, because I mean, its our living room ...

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by Waylah
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Help! ANT COLLONY!! I have a QUEEN ANT --- now what?
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Re: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms

... up to 5 offspring per day for up to 30 days! The French naturalist Reaumur during the late eighteenth century calculated that if all the descendants of a single aphid survived during the summer and were arranged into a French military formation, four abreast, their line would extend for 27,950 ...

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by erialsneider
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solving World Hunger with Aphid Farms
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