By John Woodward
In spite in their miniature measurement, ants are recognized for his or her hardworking nature. those tiny creatures may be able to dig great tunnel platforms and raise gadgets greater than 10 instances their bodyweight. Ant brings readers in the direction of the creative bugs which are so customary in gardens round the world.
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Hipp, Andrew. Gardening Ants. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2003. A close look at the amazing leafcutter ants that grow fungus gardens in their enormous underground nests. Markle, Sandra. Army ants. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005. Find out about these tropical ants that are part of nature’s clean-up crew. Prischmann, Deirdre. Ants. Mankato: Capstone Publishers, 2005. Find out all about ants, including where they come from, what they eat, and how strong they are. Twist, Clint. Army Ants. New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2006.
Com/ants This Web site contains lots of close-up pictures of the ants that live in the Southwest. org/ This Web site features a slide show with close-up images of different ants from around the world. A. com/leafcutters/ An excellent site devoted to the leafcutter ants that have solved the problem of feeding their huge colonies by creating their own fungus gardens. com/Stories/AnimalsNative/Trapjawants Learn about the Trap-jaw ant—the animal with the fastest snapping jaw. Also, follow the link to watch a video of leafcutter ants at work.
Prey: An animal that is attacked and eaten by another animal. pupa: The life stage of an insect when it changes from the young form (larva) to an adult. queen: A female ant, wasp, bee, or termite that is able to produce eggs. Usually there is just one in each colony. scent: A strong smell. segment: A section of an insect’s body that has no joints in it. soldier: An ant with extra-large jaws. Some use these to defend their nests. venom: A poison that is used by animals such as ants, wasps, and spiders to kill their prey or defend their nests.