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Fascinating Facts about Army Ants.

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These female ants leave nothing on the forest floor, they are the Jungle's Clean up Crew

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The pioneer ants are the first ones out of the nest leading the way. Report Abuse
Each pioneer ant secretes a small bit of pheromone, a chemical for all other ants to follow
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Most animals can move faster than army ants and stay away. Report Abuse
Regardless of how many you step on they will keep coming.
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Army Ants create a highway of sorts when they are out hunting. Report Abuse
The create a space down the middle of the colony for the nest bound ants.
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Army Ants inject a venom which kills thier pray. Report Abuse
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Army Ants are nomads the queen decides when it it time to move. Report Abuse
The average time an army ant colony stays in one place is about 20 days.
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Army ants can live anywhere from 3 to 13 months. Report Abuse
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As the army ants clean the area around the nest they need to move to find better hunting grounds. Report Abuse
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No food is eaten until all ants are back at the nest. Report Abuse
What manners!
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When army ants start to march the forest floor clears out. Report Abuse
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Army ants communicate by touching each other with their antennaes. Report Abuse
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Army ants are one of the most cooperative group of animals in the world. Report Abuse
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The fastest army ants travel about 65 feet per hour Report Abuse
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The ants create living bridges. Report Abuse
If there is a creek or stream to wide to cross the ants will grab onto each other and make a bridge out of their bodies for the others to climb over.
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A charging mass of Army ants can be more than 30 feet wide. Report Abuse
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The smallest ant is called a minor Report Abuse
These ants care for the eggs and larva in the nest.
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The next strongest ant is the Submajor Report Abuse
It has strong mandibles for carrying things.
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Army Ants have been ranks by scientists according to what they do. Report Abuse
The ants that protect the nest are called soldiers or majors.
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The queen Army Ant can be as big as a man's thumb. Report Abuse
The queen can lay one egg every 5 seconds.
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A majority of Army Ants spend their life underground and are never seen. Report Abuse
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There are more than 300 kinds of Army Ants Report Abuse
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