The term fire ant refers to a number of species of stinging ants. Although the United States has several native species of fire ant, none of these are as aggressive and dangerous as the red imported fire ant, or RIFA, a ... More »

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Ants can hold objects that weigh more than 50 times their body mass with their jaws alone, have a mutual relationship with certain plants and take care of baby leafhoppers. Because some insects create sugary excretions c... More »

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Army ants are very aggressive and travel in large colonies of up to 2 million individuals. They mostly live in warm, tropical forests in Brazil, Peru and Mexico. More »

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Not all ants can use acids, however, the species known as "crazy ants" are able to use acids to protect themselves from fire ants. They make the acid internally in the abdomen, and the acid is brought up through the mout... More »

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 »

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 »

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. More »