Army Ant Facts
|Food||Worms, lizards, frogs, larger vertebrates|
|Habitat||South and Central America, Africa, Asia|
|Scientific name||Ectioninae, Dorylinae and Aenictinae|
|Characteristics||Goes on raids and hunts|
Ants on the Warpath
You don’t mess with army ants. They train soldiers to explore new areas and go on expeditions. Any animals that can’t get out of their way in time will be strategically cornered and destroyed. Not even pets are safe.
We don’t Build Nests, we ARE the Nest
Whenever they’re not plundering their way around, army ants make a living nest with their own bodies. They hold onto each other’s legs, making a huge ball. No joke! If an enemy turns up, the soldiers make their way to the outside and defend the nest.
No Bridge? No Problem!
If army ants come across a river, they wouldn’t even dream of turning around or finding another route. They build a living bridge with their own bodies.