Facts about Carpenter Ants


Carpenter ants are fascinating ants. They’re larger than most species of common house ants, but their size is dependent upon their particular job in the colony. Research has found that ants can lift at least seven times their weight, and it’s estimated that number is closer to 50 times. Unlike you might expect, carpenter ants prefer their homes to stay clean, and in fact, they make their own cleaning products out of a chemical substance. They also use chemical substances to find their way home, talk to each other, and recognize other ants. Carpenter ants can pack a wallop when they’re feeling threatened. Some species can bite a person and inject an acid into the skin while others explode to try to protect the rest of the nest. One final fact is that a colony of carpenter ants need a constant source of water.


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