- Description: View of ants crawling beneath the ground. Ants build their nests in the ground, under rocks and logs, inside logs, and in hollow stems. However, the places they choose are chosen carefully. For example, ants will not nest where there are dead ants. Ants form colonies that range from very large to just a few ants. Colonies are usually made up of sterile female ants called workers and soldiers, fertile male ants called drones, and fertile female ants which are the queens. Ant colonies are said to be very sophisticated and can even communicate, solve problems, and have division of labor. Ants have colonized almost every landmass on earth.
- Keywords: ant, insect
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- Source: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, Exploring Florida: Social Studies Resources
for Students and Teachers (Tampa, FL: University of South Florida, 2009)
- Date of Photo: 4/1/2007
- Photographer: Roy Winkelman