Did you know that ants are extremely strong and can carry their own weight many, many times? Let’s learn some super duper fun ant facts!
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ant facts FOR KIDS
- Ants are social insects that live in organized colonies. Ant colonies can consist of thousands to millions of individual ants, all working together for the benefit of the colony.
- There are over 12,000 species of ants known worldwide, with different types of ants exhibiting various behaviors and roles within their colonies.
- In North America, one of the most notorious ant species is the red imported fire ant, known for its painful stings. It was accidentally introduced to the United States in the 1930s and has since spread across many states.
- Another common species of ants are the carpenter ants, which are known for nesting in wood and can cause structural damage to buildings.
- Ant nests are organized into different castes, including worker ants, soldier ants, and queen ants.
- Working ants are responsible for tasks such as foraging, nest maintenance, and caring for the young.
- Some ants, like the bullet ant, are known for having one of the most painful insect stings. This ant is found in rainforests of Central and South America.
- Each colony has at least one queen ant: they are larger and are responsible for laying eggs. The survival and growth of the colony depend on them.
- Army ants are a group of ant species that do not construct permanent nests and move from location to location in search of food.
- Ants can carry objects 10-15 times their own body weight.
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Ant facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
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This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Ant facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!
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