Ants eat fruit, meat, seeds and vegetables depending on the type of ant. Carpenter ants eat fruits, and red fire ants are meat-eaters. Different ants eat different foods, and ants are omnivorous, so they eat many different things.Continue Reading
Carpenter ants eat fruit, such as the honeydew fruit. Some types of ants, such as red fire ants, eat meat in the form of other ants from other colonies. There are ants that eat aphids, spiders and other insects as well.
The ants that come in ant farms are usually Western Harvester ants. These ants eat vegetables and fruits in small pieces. They eat a lot of foods that humans eat, including carrots, apples and lettuce. Anyone feeding these ants must remove the food after three days since the ants only eat one or two pieces of food at a time.
Many ants eat vegetables, and they often cause a lot of damage to gardens as a result. Ants also tend to love eating sugar. Anything that has sugar in it is often delicious to ants. This includes water that is simply mixed with sugar. Many ants go after flowers that secrete sugar as well. Some ants actually cultivate fungus to eat, and others herd aphids in order to eat the sugary secretions off their skin.Learn more about Ants
Fire ants prefer to build mounds in open, well-lit areas, such as parks and fields, although they can also be found in rotten logs and stumps in wooded areas. Some colonies will also develop under buildings.Full Answer >
Some ants can survive under water for up to 14 days. Water temperature is the most-important determining factor in the time, with lower water temperatures facilitating longer survival times.Full Answer >
Small black ants found in the United States are likely to be carpenter ants of the species Camponotus pennsylvanicus. They range in size from 1 to 2 centimeters and have a dull black body with white or yellow hairs on the abdomen. Workers are wingless while breeding males have wings.Full Answer >
Small ants with wings can be acrobat ants on their nuptial flight. To create a colony, the new queen needs to mate. When the new queens and males hatch, they have wings. The males take flight first, then the new queens follow and mating takes place.Full Answer >