You've Probably Only Ever Seen Lady Ants

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All of the ants you've seen in your life, as long as they did not have wings, were female. Queen ants will only give birth to winged male ants (along with virgin queen ants) around once a year. The males and virgin queen ants are called sexuals, as they are the only ants in a colony capable of reproduction.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Ants without wings are all female. 01:08

  2. The bullet ant is so named because its sting is so painful, it feels like you've been shot by a gun. 03:49

  3. Army ants can develop tusks so large that they cannot feed themselves, and must rely on other ants to place food into their mouths. 05:29