Colony: a group of the same kind (species) of plants or animals living together... more
Fungus: an organism that is part of the kingdom called fungi which includes yeasts, molds, and mushrooms. Fungi mainly feed on decaying organic matter... more
Larva: the second, "worm-like" stage in the life cycle of insects that undergo complete metamorphosis (like caterpillars).
Queen: a female ant that lays eggs.
Superorganism: a group of organisms in which members depend on each other to complete tasks needed to live. Members are often highly specialized... more
Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to learn about biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into pieces that are very tiny—bite-sized biology cards. Cutting out the cards will let you organize them however you want, or use them as flashcards while you read.
This set of bits will teach you about the tiny insects that can work together to accomplish big things: ants. To learn more about the science behind ants, visit Secrets of a Superorganism.
Play the slide show from the beginning or pick a slide to begin with by clicking on a slide below.
Ioulia Bespalova. (2014, September 23). Ant Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved June 30, 2022 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/ant-bits
Ioulia Bespalova. "Ant Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 September, 2014. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/ant-bits
Ioulia Bespalova. "Ant Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 Sep 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 30 Jun 2022. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/ant-bits
Here are some pieces of biology that you can sink your teeth into. One bit at a time.