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The real Ant-Man and Ant Tacos

The real Ant-Man, Brian Fisher! “All I do is Ants, I reasearch ants, I study ants, I teach ants, I eats ants!” “You eat them?” “Well, they’re tasty actually. You can get them in tacos…” [pause video], Okay Google; are ant tacos a thing? Yes, apparently an ant taco is a thing. Yum.

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The Ant Life Cycle

The ant life cycle has five stages… Nuptial flight (flying ants land and mate) Egg (small oval shaped eggs) Larva (grow in size as they are fed by adult ants – look like rice) Pupa (silk-like cocoon – ant body takes shape inside) Adult (ant) The whole process can take 8-10 weeks in warmer climates …

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The Exploding Ant

Exploding Ant

Have you heard about the exploding ant?! This ant is so bad@ss, that when it’s threatened it will raise up it’s rear-end as a warning – THEN – if the warning is ignored, “the ant then chomps down on itself, flexing so hard that its abdomen bursts with yellow, sticky, toxic goo” . Scientists have actually …

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How Big Is The World’s Biggest Ant?

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The Biggest Living Ant The biggest living ant in the world today is the Queen Driver Ant which can grow up to 5 cm in length (1.96 inches). Dorylus, also known as Driver Ants, Safari Ants, or Siafu, is a large genus of army ants found primarily in central and east Africa, [source]. The Biggest …

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How fast can an ant run?

Saharan Silver Ants

If a Saharan silver ant were enlarged to human size, it could run as fast as 330 mph! A normal ant blown up to human size would run about 30 mph. In reality, regular ants travel at around 300 meters per hour (source) or 0.186 miles per hour. The fastest ants in the world are …

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