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The basics associated with ant identification revolve around the insect’s petiole nodes and antennal segments. Other body parts, such as the thoracic spines, the eyes and gaster, are also key areas to focus on when ident... More »

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There are many factors that differentiate carpenter ants from other species. Besides common black carpenter ants, some species are yellow or red. They are the most substantial species of ants that are commonly seen in ho... More »

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Ants secrete pheromones from glands on their bodies and use their antennae to detect the pheromone secretions of other ants. Pheromone signals can be used as identification, for marking food collection trails, for sendin... More »

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Bull ants are a group of Australian ant species that grows up to 1.5 inches in length. They feed on plant fluids such as nectar and sometimes prey on animals. They live in large nests and attack intruders as a group usin... More »

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A large ant farm, also called a vivarium, is an ant habitat that makes it easier to study ant colonies and how ants behave. Some ant farms are designed by enthusiasts who want to observe ants with minimal effort, while o... More »

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The lifespan of an ant depends on its role in the colony. Males live for a few weeks, while the queen survives for decades under the right conditions. Most worker ants survive a few months, as stated by ASU School of Lif... More »

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Male ants die after mating with female ants and live no longer than a few weeks, while worker ants can live for anywhere from several months to a year. Queen ants may live for a few years and are responsible for keeping ... More »

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