Tiny wonders…

Did you know origin of Ants in our planets are as old as dinosaurs? Its believed they even survived the mass extinction event occurred 65 million years ago.


Featuring ‘Carpenter Ant’

Ant societies have division of labour, communication between individuals, and the ability to solve complex problems. These parallels with human societies have long been an inspiration and subject of study.Many species of ants are known to raid neighbouring colonies and steal eggs or larvae in a practice known as “dulosis”. The forcibly acquired young are then either eaten or put to work.

Ant communities are headed by a queen or queens, whose function in life is to lay thousands of eggs that will ensure the survival of the colony. Workers
On other hand Male ants often have only one role—mating with the queen. After they have performed this function, they may die.

And finally if you ever wondered how these little things march in one line, Ants follow scent trails laid by scout ants to gather food. Then each one adding more scent to the trail to reinforce it for others. The workers will continue walking back and forth along the line until the food source is depleted.


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