Ants Essays

  • Ants

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    Ants belong to an order of insects called Hymenoptera; this group also includes bees, wasps, and sawflies. They belong to the insect family Formicidae meaning ‘ant family’. There are over 60 genre existing in North America comprising hundreds of different species on this continent alone. There are many different kinds of ants all over the world. Some kinds of ants among the best known are: fire ants, army ants, carpenter ants, driver ants, harvester ants, weaver ants, fungus- gardening ants, aphid-

  • The Ant: The Ecological Importance Of Ants

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    Ants do for themselves, but for the good of the entire colony. An ant can lift objects twenty times its own weight that is even bigger than its own size (Pest World For Kids). That’s like a small child lifting a car if they were as strong as an ant. Talk about body builders! These tiny insects resemble termites and in many instances are mistaken for them. Ants are about the size of a small paper clip. They have a narrow waist between their thorax and their abdomen, with big heads and an elbowed antennae

  • Ants Essay

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    Ant like insects have been inhabiting this world for over 130 million years, evolving into the insects that we recognize today from their wasp-like ancestors. Ants are one of the planet’s most successful insect species at adaptability and have even been referred to as super-organisms. Their adaptive success is due to their hive-mind like structure. This hive-mind like structure allows ants to not only defend themselves effectively from predators but it also allows them to exploit resources and modify

  • The Ants Summary

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    The Ants By Bert Hölldobler And Edward O. Wilson Book Review: Mauricio Bruciaga Hölldobler graduated from the University of Würzburg. He studied biology and chemistry, and his doctoral thesis was on the social behavior of male carpenter ants. Hölldobler has three main theoretical and experimental contributions: sociobiology, behavioral ecology, and chemical ecology. His study subjects are usually insects even more specifically it is ants. Hölldobler now works at Arizona State University

  • Army Ants

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    A quote made by Lewis Thomas, "Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungus, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, and exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television." I am going to focus this report on the part of the quote, "..launch armies into war..," which sets a metaphor of ants and our armies in today's society. Ants have many tactics, so to speak, that are similar

  • Fascinating Ants

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    all others. There is nothing too extraordinary in the proportions or appearance of ants, but it is their history and culture that induces a second look. These insects are about as different from us mammals as two organisms can be, yet it appears that of all the known animals their way of life appears closest to our human way of life. The similarities in the ways in which we organize our lives are astounding. Ants are doubtlessly the most successful of all the social insects of the Hymenoptera

  • The Importance of an Ant

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    The Importance of an Ant I gaze carefully. My little red friend scrambles across my keyboard. Amazing, all those limbs and joints bending and stretching in a rhythmic fluidity, tiny feelers waving excitedly. He approaches a friend, and they tap each other in friendly camradrie, perhaps even love. He waves in understanding and he is off again, this time swiftly scampering toward the Collegiate Coupon book sitting on my desk. He surges upwards a few millimeters and slips into the crack between

  • Of Ants and Terrorists

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    Of Ants and Terrorists After several hours and extensive questioning of family and friends, I decided to write this analogy assignment on the vast similarities of ants and terrorists. I had several topics to choose from; however, I wanted to write about something that relates to our present times. There are dozens if not hundreds of similarities between these two. For example they both live in organized societies, they range in sizes from a very few to several thousands. You could also find both

  • Battle Of The Ants Analysis

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    “The Battle of the Ants” and Virginia Woolf’s “The Death of the Moth” are about life and death, but they approach the topic with different perspectives. Thoreau writes about an exciting battle of ants and uses personification to relate it to the excitement of real human battles, while Woolf writes in respect about a moth who has death unexpectedly creep up on it and describes how little the moth is in comparison to the rest of life and how it fights to live. In both writings the ants and moth are fighting

  • Ant: An Analysis Of Ants And Eusocial Insects

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    WHAT ARE THESE? Ants are eusocial insects, i.e. They have the highest level of organization of animal sociality, belonging from the family Formicidae and, like the wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera, the third largest order of insects. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. What

  • Ant Observation

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    The Observation of Ants Introduction Myrmecology has been around since the late 18th and early 19th century. Myrmecology is derived from the Greek word Murmek, which means ant. There are three main names that are most noteworthy: Linne who produced “Systemae Naturae” which he describes eighteen species of ants. Fabricius created five more genera and further described other species. Latreille was the most significant, he collected and studied the ants of Europe and described many species overlooked

  • How to Kill Ants

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    How to Kill Ants One warm night, he came through the bedroom window. His sudden intrusion angered me. That was the first time I saw him in this house. His tiny round eyes seemed innocent enough, but he was frightened by my stare. His skinny long legs were trembling. He turned his head, saying, "I'm completely lost." That was certainly not a good excuse for breaking into my private property. "Hey, YOU, get outta here," I said as I picked him and threw him out of the window. "Never come back!"

  • Leiningen Versus The Ants

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    Versus The Ants Would you risk your own life and the lives of another 400 people just so you might have a chance at saving a coffee plantation? Well that’s what Leiningen did in the short story “Leiningen Versus the Ants”. And by doing so he has proved himself to be an over confident, persuasive, and sexist man. And is not a person to be admired. In this story Leiningen has shown himself as an extremely over confident person. From the time he was aware of the impending danger of the ants, to when

  • Ants, Little But Mighty

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    Ants, Little but Mighty What is an ant? Ants are insects, they have six legs and each leg has three joints. Ants legs are very strong. With it’s little legs it can lift twenty-five time its own body weight. They have two stomachs. One stomach holds its food, and the second holds food to be shared with other ants. The out side of their body is covered with a hard armor. This is called the exoskeleton. Ants have four growing stages, the egg, larva, pupa, and the adult. There are over 100,000 known

  • Essay About Ants

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    have asked these questions once in their life, why are ants so important or interesting to the world and life? Well, ants help in a lot of ways; they scatter seeds from place to place allowing more plants to grow all over the land, they pollinate and protect our plants and flowers and they dig galleries and tunnels that increase the nutrients in our soil. Ants have mutualistic relationship with several organisms likes other animals and plants. Ants can also be used as a pesticide for crops, because they

  • Ant-Aphid Interactions

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    Ants and aphids are two highly common and successful insect groups that often occur in the same habitats which greatly increases their chances of interacting with one another (Stadler and Dixon 2005). The outcome of these interactions can be either negative (predatory) or positive (mutualistic) depending on what each partner can offer to the other (Stadler and Dixon 2005). Mutualism is defined as an interaction between two species that has a reciprocal positive effect on the overall fitness of both

  • Fire Ants

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    Fire Ants Fire ants have been in the United States for over sixty years, and almost every American that lives in or frequently visits the quarantined states which they inhabit has had an unpleasant run in with these troublesome critters. Inhabitants of the Southeast who have ever stood unwittingly atop a fire ant mound know that the insects are aptly named. When the ants sting it creates a sensation similar to scorching caused by a hot needle touching the skin momentarily (1. Tschinkel 474). Fire

  • Leaf-cutting Ants

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    One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can do

  • Leiningen Versus The Ants Summary

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    Fighting off a few million ants is not easy when they will eat you alive if you get in their way. In “Leiningen Versus the Ants,” Leiningen, originally a self-assured, courageous, and stern plantation owner, changes drastically after his deadly encounter with a caboodle of ants to become a boastful and yet still, courageous survivor. At the beginning of the story, with the ants on the verge of invading his plantation, the district commissioner warned Leiningen that the ants are coming and his best

  • Ant-Man

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    most outstanding superhero there is because he owns a fascinating ant-controlling cybernetic helmet, has an advantageous resourceful personality and has an uncanny ability to change size. Once all of these magnificent character traits are incorporated together, they create the ultimate superhero, Ant-Man! what is a superhero/?All great superheroes are incompetent without an item because of its advantages that they give the user, Ant-Man included. When his cybernetic helmet is put into action, he becomes