Ants

A description-Ants and other Hymenopetera have a haplo-diploid sexdetermination system. This big word means that the genetics of male and female ants are not determined by X or Y chromosomes as in humans, but are determined by the total number of chromosomes. Male ants have only half the number of chromosomes than female ants. This is because male ants develop from unfertilized eggs. Every chromosome in this haploid egg occurs only once. Female ants develop out of fertilized eggs. Every chromosome in this diploid egg occurs twice, one set came from the mother and one set from the father.

where it is found in the wild- everywhere

Common name-ant

scientific name-Formicidae

Life cycle-The life cycle of the ant consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult

Temperature requirements-warm but depends

Dietary requirements-In general ants eat dead or live insects and a mix of water and sugar (or water and honey). Some species eat seeds, like the harvester ant Messor barbarus, next to their insects and their sugar-water. Now and then you can feed your ants also fruit, a piece of meat, pollen or syrup.

Humidity requirements-The best air humidity for an ant colony depends on the ant species, some need their nest dry while others need it moist. The ants know best what is good for them, so you should offer them different moisture areas inside the nest. The ants will move their offspring to their optimal humidity.

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