Ants: Farmers, Engineers, Warriors, Workers and Royalty

Ants: Farmers, Engineers, Warriors, Workers and Royalty

Ants are a fascinating group of insects capable of achieving so many great things. Today ants are the most numerous living creatures on the planet with the largest biomass of any other animal.  For comparison, the combined weight of all ants on earth is more than the...
Tiny Demons Tend the “Devil’s Garden”.

Tiny Demons Tend the “Devil’s Garden”.

An ant species which is found in the rainforests of South America, Lemon ants (Myrmelachista schumanni), live in and around Duroia Hirstula, a species of tree that provides them with protected nesting areas and offers nutrition in the form of extra floral nectar or...
Living Rafts Carry Fire Ants to Safety

Living Rafts Carry Fire Ants to Safety

Huckleberry Finn was an amature raft builder and river rafter, when compared to Red Imported Fire ants. As fire ants are flooded out of their underground nests, they hold onto each other for dear life, forming a fire ant flotilla that allows them to survive. Actually,...