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green ant Queen... A queen ant is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony..Queen ants have one of the longest life spans of any known insect .. up to 28 years in captivity

Photos: "Zombie" Ants Found With New Mind-Control Fungi

This picture may look like an ant with antlers, but it’s actually an ant that’s infected with a fungus..this fungus, called Ophiocordyceps camponoti-balzani, is one of four fungi species that infects ants, takes over their brains, and then kills the host ant when it reaches an ideal location for the fungus to grow..shudder

trap jaw ant..the peak force exerted in its bite is 300 times the body weight of the ant..ouch

many kinds of ants "tend" other insects by protecting them from attack... In turn, the other insects provide the ants with a food reward, such as a sugary secretion

The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is true for these insects as stunning pictures show their abdomens changing colour as they sip on sugar drops.Mohamed Babu set up the photographs after his wife showed him some ants had turned white after drinking spilt milk. He gave the creatures the brightly coloured sugar drops and watched as their transparent stomachs matched the food they were eating.