Ants are considered to be omnivores. An omnivore is an organism that consumes both plants and animals. Ants eat various foods, such as seeds and other insects.Continue Reading
Omnivores are considered to have a greater chance of surviving more difficult conditions than carnivores or herbivores. This comes from the ability to adjust their diets. An omnivore has an easier time finding foods and adapting to new environments.
Ants can lift and carry more than three times their weight. In ant communities, the worker ants go out and look for food for the colony. Other ants, such as army ants, may prey on reptiles and small mammals.Learn more about Ants
Drones and immature queens of ants within the genus Solenopsis are red and have wings. These ants are more commonly known as fire ants. Fire ants are capable of injecting a painful toxin as a defense mechanism or as a means of subduing prey.Full Answer >
Although flying ants and flying termites look quite similar, it is possible to tell the two species apart by looking at the insect's antennae, wings and abdomen. One easy way is to look at the number of body segments, as termites have two segments and ants have three.Full Answer >
Leaf cutter ants eat fungus to help them digest their food and for the nutrients the fungus supplies. Adult leaf cutter ants also cultivate the fungus and feed it to the growing ant larvae, which eat nothing else. The ants and the fungus have a symbiotic relationship, which means that they depend on each other for survival.Full Answer >
Black ants do eat termites (also known as white ants) as they are natural enemies. The predation is slow and can last from several hours to few days. The intensity depends upon the population of black ants compared to that of termites and availability of alternate food resources.Full Answer >