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The honeypot ant - a perfect example of nature’s strategy to survive in bad times. The honeypot ant or honey ant, is a normal ant species, but has adopted a special strategy to survive when there is a lack of food. Some of the working ants eat food and divert it into sweet syrup and save this syrup in their abdomens. For that, there abdomen grows big like a pot, sometimes to the size of a grape.

Honeypot ants, also called honey ants, are ants which have specialized workers that are gorged with food by other workers to the point that their abdomens swell enormously. Other ants then extract nourishment from them. They function as living larders

Ants 101: a guide to identifying common types of ant species

Ants a guide to identifying common types of ant species

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight : A new species of ant has been discovered that uses social parasitism to access host ant species' food sources and foraging trails: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight : A new species of ant has been discovered that uses social parasitism to access host ant species' food sources and foraging trails: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species

33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

DEMON ANT: Eurhopalothrix zipacna, named after a violent Mayan god, is one of 33 new species of predatory ants discovered in Central America and the Caribbean

Leaf Cutter Ant Species - Atta cephalotes antARK

A list of the main Ant Species in the World. Learn about how they survive in their different environments.

The Giant Forest Ant (Camponotus gigas) is the largest ant species in existence and are native to Southeast Asian forests. This soldier giant forest ant is about 3 cm in length. Honeydew makes up 90% of their diet, but they will also consume insects and bird droppings. The ant is an intelligent forager, utilizing both efficient communication and recruitment. A handful of these ants may meet at night to engage in what has observed to be ritual battle. These fights can continue for several…

The Giant Forest Ant (Camponotus gigas) is the largest ant species in existence…

New ant species found in the belly of a frog

lenomyrmex hoelldobleri: a new ant species discovered in the stomach of the dendrobatid poison frog, oophaga sylvatica

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution

sympatric speciation -- species splits into two without geographic separation

Targeting invasive ant species in the Pacific

Ants in New Zealand might be annoying, but in the Pacific, invasive ant species are tiny terrors that are destroying food crops, blinding pets and livestock, and forcing people off their land.

Ant Species of Australia | Rentokil Pest Control

Learn about Australian ant species. Rentokil are specialists in ant control and infestations. Call for an expert inspection today.

In some ant species, some individuals can belong to a "supersoldier" subcaste instead, and these ants fight off predatory army ant species and bar their way by blocking off the entrances to the nest using their over-sized heads. Now, scientists have managed to create supersoldiers in other species by reactivating ancestral genes.

Genetically Engineered Supersoldier Ants by Dr Rajendhran Rajakumar via Robert Waugh, dailymail: Yikes! Huge head and jaws. Thanks to Silbermann Silbermann Silbermann

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803075752.htm

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered

New ant species Paratopula bauhinia (Golden Tree Ant) discovered https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803075752.htm

Gallery: Ambitious Insect Catalog Snaps 3-D Images of Every Ant Species

Gallery: Ambitious Insect Catalog Snaps Images of Every Ant Species

#SPG Spiky new ant species is named after Game of Thrones dragons

Spiky new ant species is named after Game of Thrones dragons Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world. A Pheidole drogon minor worker

Gallery: Ambitious Insect Catalog Snaps 3-D Images of Every Ant Species

Gallery: Ambitious Insect Catalog Snaps Images of Every Ant Species