Ants Ant nest
Body parts of an ant Ant leg Ant
An ant life cycle Life cycle
How long ants live Queen ants can live for several years. Workers may live for a year but many only live for a few months. Males die as soon as they mate, so they only live for a few weeks. Sometimes a nest has several queens, and they can keep a large colony going for many years. Queen ant mating Queen ant
Food chain. what eats ants Pretty much anything that eats insects and can fit ants in their mouths
Honey eating ants Some ants specialize in eating sugary liquids like nectar and the "honeydew" produced by aphids and other insects.
Leaf cutter ants Leaf-cutter ants live in warm climates, they cut up leaves and carry them into their nests underground. They eat the fungus that grows on the leaves.
Worker ants Worker ants attack predators, they will die to protect their nest. Some ant species can sting, and all can bite (though the little ones can't hurt a large animal). Many ants also have toxic chemicals they can spray on their enemies.