Behavioral traits of ants

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Ants use pheromones to communicate, which are small chemicals that ants put in their path line for groups to follow in the same path, and this explains why ants walk in successive queues

and this chemical communication is very complex, but it is the basic method of ants communication, and there are approximately 200  A type of ant that communicates through sound or noise, and the ants pick up these signals and recognize their mates through them.

 

ant sleep

The way ants sleep varies according to their species, there are ants that nap for 8 hours during the day, ant workers who may take an 8-minute nap every 12 hours, and there are those who take 250 naps or naps of one minute during the day, and most often they are intermittent And at irregular intervals, while the queens may sleep for 9 hours during the day

and the behavior of intermittent naps explains the survival of a sufficient number of ant workers to protect and serve the colony, but her sleep regime affects her life, as she lives only 6-12 months, while the queen lives for up to 6 Years.

 

Ant’s voice

 

The ant makes a sound like a scraping sound called squeaking, using a dedicated member, and although these sounds are faint, but they are audible to ants and are widely spread among them

and these sounds have different signals and frequencies and their intensity is about 1 kilohertz in the audible frequency range, and this sound is similar to the sound of noise or noise It is inaudible to humans

 

Behavioral traits of ants

building an ant house

 

Ants build their homes in different environments called nests and have several types,

 

  • Opportunistic nests:

    ants build these houses wherever they find their needs, such as moisture, food, and protection, such as parts of the house and wood, and this leads home owners to search for ways to get rid of ants.

 

  • Soil nests:

    These houses dug by a group of ants are like tunnels, where they remove soil pressure and build their nests in them to be able to meet their needs.

 

  • Intricate nests:

    These complex houses extend several feet underground, and consist of interlocking tunnels that connect together and are covered with large earthen mounds.

 

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Behavioral traits of ants


Ants multiply

 

The role of the queen in the colony lies in reproduction, as she mates with a number of males during the mating period only, then the sperms are stored in a bag inside her body and remain trapped in it until she opens a valve that allows them to enter the reproductive system and fertilize the eggs

and the queen controls the type that she wants to produce, either working females without wings Or virgin female queens or winged males who do not perform any task, in addition to a very large number of workers to expand the colony, and after mating the queen and males lose their wings and then move to look for a new site in which to mate and reproduce.

 

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ant baby care

 

Young ants are called larvae, which are in the form of a small worm. They do not have any antennas to sense the ocean and communicate with the community around them.

They express their hunger with their strange body movement.

They also crawl towards the food brought by the workers.

It also has an organ that produces sound to allow it to communicate, and these larvae have several benefits as they are given the task of spinning silk to build nests.

Behavioral traits of ants

A group of ants work together as one hand according to a precise and wonderful system, as they communicate in a certain way, sleep, emit chemicals and sounds, and multiply quickly and mate to produce eggs in huge numbers

and move from one place to another to reproduce again and build larger and larger houses, and the tasks within the colony are distributed to all members of the group Even caterpillars.

 

Behavioral traits of ants

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