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How do ants transport water?

All living things need water to survive. Worker ants can drink directly from the source. But a queen ant would need help from the colony to get its daily supply of food and water. I have seen ants ...
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Can ants learn things?

I have an ant nest in a jar. Whenever I want to observe them, I have to remove the cover and therefore put them in light - that scares them. They also can see shadow cast by myself. I often throw in ...
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What affects the ant egg growth speed?

I'm creating an artificial ant nest. I just happened to have my first tiny ants hatched (Yay!). I have already noticed, that one of the workers is carrying something white. I can't say for sure, but ...
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How do ants know where they are going without eyes? [closed]

I know that ants have some sense of direction, but what is the physiology behind this sense?
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Can I identify this black ant queen?

I have an ant queen in a jar. This is what she looks like: Because I'm planning to start an artificial ant nest, I'd like to learn something about that specific species of ant. This particular ...
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Why does ant queen keep the eggs out of her hive?

I have captured an ant queen and now I'm trying to create an artificial ant nest. I have noticed that though she has dug a hole to hide in, she keeps the eggs out of it unless she feels that they ...
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Is there a durable surface that ants can't pass?

I'm looking for a surface, that will be impassable for ant's yet not poisonous or easily decaying. One idea is water - they really can't cross that. But water easily dries and is quite uncomfortable. ...
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How Ants know about Earthquake?

How does an ant know about Earthquake is it because of an organ or due to other factors?
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Do Ants have a sense of Direction?

Do ants understand which way is up or down? Could they differentiate between uphill and downhill?
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Do ants feel acceleration?

The organ we have to provide us with current acceleration information is quite complicated. Because an ant queen didn't seem to notice when I picked up the bottle she was in, I have a suspicion that ...
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How should I feed and keep an ant queen?

I have captured wandering ant queen. I guess she was just fertilised and was looking for a place to start a hive. I'd like to create my own ant hive in artificial environment. I unfortunately only ...
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Will ants arriving with travel luggage form a new colony?

I have found a few dozens of ants in my luggage after arriving back from holiday. Am I at the risk that they will form a colony in my home? Are those ants able to form colonies that are normally ...