How Much Does an Ant Weigh?


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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.

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How Much Does an Ant Weigh?
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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.

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