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					         Ants




                                                          By
www.arizonensis.org/.../ places/mesquitewash.html   Mrs. Singleton
              What Is An Ant?
                                         •   An ant is an insect.
                                         •   It has 3 body parts.
                                         •   It has 6 legs.
                                         •   It has 2 antennae.
                                         •   There are many different
                                             types of ants: Carpenter
                                             ants, Weaver ants,
                                             Leafcutter ants, Red
                                             ants, Black ants, Farmer
                                             ants, Army ants, and many
                                             more


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      Where Do Ants Live?
                                        • Ants live and work
                                          together in groups called
                                          colonies.
                                        • Ants live in underground
                                          nests with many other
                                          ants.
                                        • These underground nests
                                          are called anthills.
                                        • Ants make their anthills
                                          by digging tunnels and
                                          carrying the dirt to the
                                          outside.
                                        • Some ants also nest in
                                          rotten wood.

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               What Do Ants Eat?
                                            Some ants “milk” other
                                             insects like aphids and
                                             caterpillars.
                                            They drink the juice
                                             inside of their bodies.
                                            Leafcutter ants chew off
                                             pieces of leaves.
                                            They chew the leaves into
                                             a paste and they eat the
                                             fungus that grows on the
                                             paste.

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               Comprehension Questions

             How many body parts do ants
              have?
             Ants live and work in groups
              called ________?
             What do leafcutter ants eat?

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             Works Cited
• www.monarchlab.umn.edu/
  research/Mwd/mwd.html
• www.richard-seaman.com/. ../LeafcutterAnts/
• www.alef.co.uk/photos/ urban75/may04.html
• www.armyants.org/images/
  nyensis/nyensistop640.jpg
• www.arizonensis.org/.../
  places/mesquitewash.html

				
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