My Home: I live in a colony, which can be in an anthill in the ground, a rotted log, an infested structure such as the foundation of a home or tree.
What I eat:
My jaws open sideways like scissors. I cannot eat 'whole' food, but instead use my jaws to squeeze out the
juice and throw away the hull. I eat almost anything, from
other insects to vegetation.
What I look like:
I have six legs and two eyes: which
are made up of many smaller eyes (or lenses).
I have two stomachs: the first for my food, the
second I use to feed other ants. I have two
antennae that I use for smell and touch. The
queen ant has wings and so do the male ants,
both for a short time.
How I am born:
I have four stages of development:
egg, larva, pupa and adult. The queen in my ant colony
lays thousands of eggs. Worker ants take care of my egg
until it hatches. I will live 45 to 60 days.