Ants can weigh between 1 milligram and 5 milligrams. The length of an ant is between 0.08 inch and 1 inch. Ants can live between several weeks and several years in the wild.
An ant is capable of carrying over 10 times its body weight. This phenomenal strength is due to the ant's muscles' greater cross-sectional area relative to its body size. Ants are omnivores, and a group of ants is referred to as an army or a colony. Ant communities are led by a queen or sometimes by multiple queens. The queen lays thousands of eggs to ensure the survival of the colony.