When Does Ants Exist?
ants are insects that belong to the Formicidae family. They have a slender oval body, a large head and two pairs of jaws. The inner pair is for chewing and the outer pair is for carrying objects and digging.
Some ants also have a strong sting at the tip of their abdomen. Some species also have wings. These insects are found in tropical regions.
Ants have been around for millions of years. They are closely related to wasps. They evolved from a common ancestor during the Cretaceous period, 140 million years ago. Today, ants live on most continents, except Antarctica.
Ants are social insects. They have a queen, workers, and scouts. The queen lives in the nest and keeps the colony going. The workers gather food for the colony and take care of the queen. They also help with pest control in some areas.
The workers also lay down pheromones to let other ants know where they are. Some ants also use their antennae to detect chemicals in the soil. They use these chemicals to get to food.
In order to find food, worker ants leave the nest and go out into the surrounding area. They look for plants, fungi, and dead animals. These ants also lay down chemicals that help the colony find food. They carry food back to the nest. The ants are very good at dispersing seeds and plant juices.
Queen ants live in the nest and lay eggs. When conditions are humid, they leave the nest in search of mates. They then shed their wings and burrow into softened soil.