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Amazing and interesting facts about ‘Ants’

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Interesting facts about Ants.

1.   Ants have longest life of all insects, living for up to 30 years.

2.   There are over 12,000, known different species of ants.

3.   Ants can be found on every continent accept antarctica.

4.   Some s can support up to 100x their own weight upside down on glass.

5.   Ants move an estimated 50 tons of soil per year in one square mile.

6.   Some ant species are asexual, they clone themselves and do not require any males.

7.   The total weight of all the ants in the world is the same as, if not larger than that of all humans.

8.   The largest colony ever found was over 6000 Km or 3750 miles wide.

9.   One ant species owns the record for the fastest movement within the animal kingdom.

10.  The ant is one of the worlds’ strongest creature in relation to its size.

11.   One ant species is the most venemous insect in the world.

12.  Some ants have no eyes.

13.  Ants have two stomachs, one to hold food for themselves, and one for others.

14.  All worker, soldier and queen ants are female.

15.  Ants worst enemies are not us, but other ants.

16.  Some ant species make slaves out of another ant species.

17.  Some ants can swim.

18.  Most ants can survive around 24 hours underwater.

19.  In many parts of the world, ants are eaten by humans as a delicacy.

20. Some wingless ants can perform a controlled glide when free falling.

21.  Ants sleep frequently and are often quite lazy.

22. Ants and humans are the only creatures that farm other creatures.

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