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Ants

  1. 1. Ant Hill 1
  2. 2.  During the few seconds it takes you to read these four lines: - 40 humans and 700 million of ants are being born on Earth - 30 humans and 500 million ants are dying on Earth » Les fourmis, Bernard Werber There are about 12,000 species of ants on earth. They represent 25% of the total terrestrial animal biomass. This insect exists since 130 million years (2.5 for humanity). They can leave 14 days under water. They can resist 11 months while exposed to cesium radioactivity. 2
  3. 3.  One colony of russet ants kill : 8000 caterpillars, 3600 nymphs, 3300 butterflys per day. Magnans Queens can lay millions of eggs in their lives. The biggest queen (Dorylus nigricans) is 6 cm long. The Atta ant colony can occupy up to 100 square meters and move up to 40 tonnes of ground. 3
  4. 4. Different casts: 4
  5. 5. a. Princes/Princess Male and female who don’t work Copulation in the sky Males die takes her wings off 5
  6. 6. b. Queen(s) Monogyne and polygyne Metamorphose: eggs, larva, nymphs 6
  7. 7. b. Queen(s) Metamorphose:eggs, larva, nymphs Nymphs Larva Eggs 7
  8. 8. c) Soldier Worker specialist Protect colony 8
  9. 9. d) Workers everybody doesn’t work (1/3) 10% of the workers are in the outside Evolution :they begin with the queen/ as a builder/ as a hunter 9
  10. 10. Order Hymenoptera Suborder Symphyta Apocrita Apoidea Cynidoidea VespoideaSuperfamily (Bees) (Wasps) (Ants) 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. 1. Myrmicinae 2500 species Myrmica rubra (red ant) Messor barbarus 12
  13. 13. 2. Formicinae 2500 species Lasius niger (black ant) Camponotus fallax 13
  14. 14. 3. Ponerinae 900 species Cryptopone ochracea Ponera coarctata 14
  15. 15. 4. Dolichoderina 300 species Dolichoderus quadripunctatus Tapinoma erraticum 15
  16. 16.  Type of ant Weaver (Tisseuse) Reaper (Moissonneuse) Charpentiere Esclavagiste Champignionniste 16
  17. 17.  Type of ant : Weaver leaf 17
  18. 18.  Small animals Proteins Sugar Seeds 18
  19. 19. Dominant species Ant Human Pig Rat Bernard WERBER 19
  20. 20. • http://www.antweb.org/• http://www.myrmecos.net/anttaxa.html• http://www.antcolonies.net/• http://myrmecos.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/how-to-identify-queen- ants/ 20
  21. 21. Tank you 21

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