By: Lara Segovia
Ants work to build to build their shelter. To make an ant hill, they have to chew dirt with their jaws /mandibles. I really would not want to have to chew dirt to survive! Then, their saliva helps it make little bricks. The ants pack the bricks to reinforce their tunnels. As they make room for the bricks, they make a pile of excess dirt, which slowly forms their home, an ant hill.