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Social Structure

 Queen

 Drones Ant
 Female worker Cycle
 Alates
Queen
•Winged Queen
(female alate)

•Wingless Queen
Drones
•Winged Drone
(male alate)

•Wingless Drone in a colony


Female Workers
Ant Cycle
Nuptial Flight

Daily Life New Colony


Nuptial Flight
New Colony
•Queen ant digging to make a new
colony

•New colony established


Daily Life
Interesting Fact
•The queen may choose
to fertilize eggs at will by
using the sperm cells
retained from the nuptial
flight, which will
create female worker
ants instead of males.
Ant Nest
Making Ant Nest
 Queen digging

• Making from pellets


Exploration & Looking for Food

 No sense of sight

 Can only smell


Two Ways of Exploring
 Walking Randomly

• Walking Randomly
Recruitment Ability
 Able to invite other ants

 Used when food is found

 Marking tracks using


pheromones

 Stop marking when food


depleted
Additional Fact
 Ants can become zombies