By John Woodward
In spite in their miniature measurement, ants are recognized for his or her hardworking nature. those tiny creatures may be able to dig mammoth tunnel structures and raise gadgets greater than 10 instances their bodyweight. Ant brings readers towards the creative bugs which are so regularly occurring in gardens round the world.
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Colony: A group of animals that live together and often cannot survive by themselves. foraging: Searching for food. fungus: A type of living thing that feeds on the remains of other living things. It is not a plant. A mushroom is a type of fungus. honeydew: A fluid produced by sap-sucking bugs that contains a lot of sugar. prehistoric: Existing at a time in the past before anything was written down. prey: An animal that is attacked and eaten by another animal. pupa: The life stage of an insect when it changes from the young form (larva) to an adult.
Armored: Covered in a tough outer layer to protect the body. breeding: Able to multiply by producing young. cocoon: A protective covering made of silk fiber that an insect produces from its own body. colony: A group of animals that live together and often cannot survive by themselves. foraging: Searching for food. fungus: A type of living thing that feeds on the remains of other living things. It is not a plant. A mushroom is a type of fungus. honeydew: A fluid produced by sap-sucking bugs that contains a lot of sugar.
Did You Know? Many ants such as harvester ants and fire ants also have very powerful stings. Disturbing their colonies can be as dangerous as stirring up a hornets’ nest. The maricopa harvester ant has the most poisonous insect venom in the United States. Being stung by just one is like being stung by 12 honeybees at once. We don’t normally take much notice of ants—but maybe now you will! indd 29 1/6/10 2:22:34 PM Glossary acid: A strong chemical that can larva: The young life stage of an insect, burn through materials such as when it does most of its feeding.