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Ants

by Dalton Kennedy

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1. Introduction
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Did you know that ants fight spiders and carry food to their colonies?
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INTRODUCTION TO ANTS
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There are many types of ants and exciting facts you will learn about in this book, like fire ants, carpenter ants, harvester ants, leafcutter ants, and ants' body parts.
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2. BODY PARTS OF AN ANT
Head
Ants have three body parts: Head, thorax,
and the abdomen.
Thorax
Abdomen
3. HARVESTER ANTS
"Harvester ants are .25 two .4 inches long, and they are armed with the most toxic venom known in the insect world". (EPIC)
"Like their fire ant cousins, harvester ants latch onto their
prey's skin an then move in a circle, injecting a ring of savage stings". (EPIC)
"Some attacks cause dangerous allergic reactions to humans". (EPIC)
4. CARPENTER ANTS
"They have big mandibles. if disturbed they may spray the formic acid into an open wound". (EPIC)
"These north American ants live near damp rotting or holo wood." (EPIC)
"Carpenter ants can grow up to .5 inches long". (EPIC)
5. Leafcutter Ants
"Leafcutter worker ants have serrated knife like mandibles. The largest worker ants measure up to .5 inches."(EPIC)
"They chew up pieces of leaves, flowers, and grass that may be up to 50 times their own weight. As many as eight
million leafcutter ants may live in a colony."(EIPC)
6. Fire ants
"Fire ants are small, but they pack a powerful venom.
They are called fire ants because of their reddish color
and their painful sting."(EPIC)
"These .08 to .25 inch ants live in warm sunny places.
Fire ant venom is very irritating to humans, when one
fire ant stings, a pheromone is released and the whole colony attacks you."(EPIC)
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