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Empire of The Ants – Movie

One of the best ant movies of all time! If you’re freaked out by ants, count yourself lucky, at least you’re not dealing with some sleazy real-estate developer in the Florida everglades and giant super-smart radioactive ants! Empire of the Ants with Joan Collins and Robert Lansing (1977) may not be theee perfect movie for …

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How to get rid of ants…

Here’s what to do when you spot ants Watch the ants for a while, see if you can tell where they came from and what they’re looking for. Note: Resist the urge to just “squish all the ants”, they give off a scent when squished that will attract others, also you’ll need them to be …

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When do ants wake up from hibernation?

Ant on ice

STAGE 1: As it starts to warm up in the Spring (or even late winter), a few ants will start to become active inside the nest. You may even see one or two ants walking on the snow if it’s sunny enough. STAGE 2: After four or five days of temperatures¬†above freezing (+5 c / …

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Do ants and spiders get along or are they enemies?

Some spiders avoid ants The majority of spiders are solitary predators, they don’t like being around ants because ants are generally territorial, aggressive and some are venomous or noxious. Some spiders get along with ants Hundreds of species of spiders live close to or even with ants. Some of these spiders will mimic ant behavior …

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Why do some ants become so much larger?

Soldier ant

Biologist (Prof. Ehab Abouheif) has figured out that the ants themselves are determining how many in their colony become larger, soldier ants, depending on the need of the colony. Check out the news story here and the full research paper here. When an ant colony is threatened the percentage of soldier ants in the colony …

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What do ants do in the winter?

Ants sort-of hibernate, they generally take it easy and remain pretty inactive in their nests in the Fall and Winter. When the temperature starts to drop below +5 C (+41 F), ants become sluggish and retreat to their nests. Some ants actively collect and store food in their nests for the Winter. During the cold …

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