List of strange ant species existing in the world
ants mind for a long time put scientists in a deadlock. In fact, unless it can be assumed that such primitive and little creatures do possess some rudiments of consciousness? But the behavior of many sub-species of ants can be compared with human behavior. There is a place slave wars, hunting and gathering, there are palace coups and large-scale battles. In addition, some ants behave like real gangsters - see how amazing and unusual this Microverse under our feet.
These ants do not bother to search for food. And why, when you can just get into someone else's nest, to scare away all the workers and steal larvae. These cannibals!
View of the so-called invisible ants or ant-robbers has its working individuals: here grow only a true warrior. They attack small relatives, carry off their larvae and use them as slave labor. How can this be called? That's right, a democratic society.
African ants of this species prey on large termite. On the abdomen they are poisonous glands: at the sight of a termite ant sprays paralyzing poison and eats live prey twitching from fear.
Cardiocondyla obscurior In the colony of gangsters can be only one, Don. Rather, one male - if a competitor comes from outside the local alpha release a special pheromones to lure workers. Those kill the intruder. In addition, the alpha male is careful to nurse killed newborn male ants. That's only on the second day of armor have become strong rivals come to grips. Both emit into the air the same pheromones, provoking the attack working individuals. In half the cases without examining workers killed both pretenders to the throne.
View Cephalotes Specularis adapted to parasitize more militant Kindred, Crematogaster Ampla. They arrange shadowing tribe warriors, until they find a food source. Here tactics spies changes completely: Cephalotes Specularis pretend that they are competitors, and while the warlike brethren are built to repel the enemy, just steal food and run away.
Brilliant ants guests - these drones ant world. They climb into someone else's colony and currently live happily ever after, not working and not defending the colony. Moreover, the guards can catch this intruder, but then let him go - scientists believe that due to foul smell.
Ants of this species grow up to 2, 5 centimeters in length, the real giants. In their colony there is one alpha female and five beta females necessary to quickly replace alpha with misfortune. But often some of the beta risks lay eggs without waiting period and then the alpha female orders work to chain her to the ground with saliva. After staying in such a cell for 4 days, the beta is converted to one of ordinary workers.
There are two varieties Pachycondyla Chinensis: Argentine and Asian. Currently, Asian conduct a major offensive in the land of their Argentine cousins - only one subspecies will soon.
Big-ants are so named because one of the castes has considerably more goals than the other two. There is a normal business, a little larger and the soldiers really huge supervoinov, the head of which is three times more than ordinary soldiers.
Between this type and fire ants is a real war. Moreover, fire ant venom as much as three times more toxic insecticide DDT, which means they can kill most other insects. Besides Resberri ants: they are under attack fire ants produce their own toxin, which covers their body and neutralizes foreign poison.