7 things you never knew about ants

 

 

 

1) Ants can communicate with vibrations produced by wiggling their back end

 

2) Ants make sounds and the most vocal ants have a higher status within the colony

 

3) An ants nest can contain up to 200 openings that are guarded by soldier ants

 

4) Ants check the flow of air and temperature of the soil before starting construction

 

5) The biomass of ants on earth is roughly the same as the biomass of humans, and for every human on the planet there are 1.5 million ants

 

6) Ant colonies have tunnels purely for ventilation, and are never for entry or exit

 

7) Ants were the world’s first farmers, and they began raising tiny crops of fungus more than 50 million years ago

 

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