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The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.
Ants make up 1/10 of the total world animal tissue. The total biomass of all the ants on Earth is about equal to the total biomass of all the people. See more
Some birds have been know to put ants into their feathers because the ants squirt formic acid, which kills parasites. See more
Workers in an ant colony only live for about 45-60 days, but a colony's queen can live up to 20 years. See more
By combining force of numbers with organized aggression, ants have become the greatest insect killers on Earth -- even of their own kind. See more
Ants began farming about 50 million years before humans thought to raise their own crops. See more
The animal with the largest brain in proportion to its size is the ant. They are the smartest species of insects with about 250,000 brain cells. See more
The ant, when intoxicated, will always fall over to its right side. See more
The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's "Its A Wonderful Life". See more
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