Ants Are Farmers! And Other Strange Facts by Gary SprottLets creep inside the magical existence of insects. Discover poop-pulling beetles, snorkeling scorpions, and wasps that turn cockroaches into zombies! Don’t bug out until you learn more about these amazing creepy-crawlies! In this book, readers in grades 4-8 will learn the spectacular story of insects, including facts about how they hunt, how they work together, and their weird talents.
This series introduces young readers to some curious, cute, and downright strange facts about plants and animals. These high-interest books feature stand-alone spreads, so readers can flip pages and read in any order. Glossary words are defined on the page where they appear, boosting reader comprehension.
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10 Interesting Facts About Ants
Ants are strong little devils! As a matter of fact, they can carry 50 times their own body weight! The soldier ant is, quite literally, a soldier for the Queen. They use their heads to block entrances, stopping intruders from entering the nest. If you added the mass of all the humans in the world and all the ants in the world, they would be equal. They are helpful critters!
Ants are an incredibly interesting insect. While we see them everywhere we go, there is a lot more to them than meets the eye. The total weight of all the ants in the world is more than that of all humans.
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30 Weird And Bizarre Facts About Ants
Ants may be small, but they have a lot going for them. The insects have strength in numbers, which allows them to band together to survive and to persevere even when they lose a few of their comrades. One thing that makes them intriguing is their behavior — some of it is familiar to humans, while other things they do can appear bizarre. Here are five weird ant behaviors that give a window into their tiny lives. The African Matabele ants tend to the wounds of their comrades who have been injured, with limbs bitten off, during a raid on a termite nest. Photo: Erik T. Scientists recently caught ants in the act of what was supposed to be a purely human behavior: nursing their injured friends.
Ants, they are one of the most common pests encountered in homes and businesses. There are more than 10, known ant species found across the globe, and are a subject of constant study by entomologists and scientists. Ants are truly fascinating creatures. Here are 10 facts about ants that will definitely change your mind! Yes, you did read that correctly. Ants are ridiculously strong. They have the ability to carry between 10 and 50 times their own body weight!
Check out some of our interesting ant facts below. Ant colonies come in literally all shapes and sizes. A few species live in colonies of only a few dozen ants; however, the average ant colony contains thousands of individual ants. Smaller colonies live in natural crevices or openings while larger colonies create vast nests and forage for supplies and food. There are also super colonies around the world that can contain more than million individuals. These super colonies have been identified in Japan, Australia, the United States, and southern Europe. Ants are very social insects, and they divide jobs among different types of ants in each colony.