Fun Facts About Ants You Probably Didn’t Know

Ant with food
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Ants are remarkable insects that we all admire for their hard-working approach, perseverance, and loyalty. But you would be surprised how many things about ants you probably don’t know. Check out some of them below.

Ants Can Live Up to 30 Years

Being so small and fragile, most ants don’t end up welcoming the old age. However, if they manage to avoid the dangers of the world, some ants can actually live a long life. For example, queen ants are known to live for up to 30 years.

Ants Live on All Continents Expect Antarctica

Ants are similar to humans when it comes to their habitat; they can live almost anywhere. You can find ants on every continent on Earth except Antarctica.

Ants Don’t Have Ears

Ants don’t have ears, but that doesn’t stop them from “hearing” things. They make up for their lack of ears by sensing the vibrations in the ground using their feet.

Ants Have Two Stomachs

Ants have a different anatomy compared to most other insects, including the fact that they basically have two stomachs. One stomach is a regular one they use for the consumption of food like anyone else, while the other is called a “social” stomach. In this second stomach, ants store food so they can later share it with the queen or other ants.