By John Woodward
In spite in their miniature measurement, ants are identified for his or her hardworking nature. those tiny creatures may be able to dig big tunnel structures and raise items greater than 10 occasions their bodyweight. Ant brings readers towards the inventive bugs which are so popular in gardens round the world.
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Hipp, Andrew. Gardening Ants. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2003. A close look at the amazing leafcutter ants that grow fungus gardens in their enormous underground nests. Markle, Sandra. Army ants. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005. Find out about these tropical ants that are part of nature’s clean-up crew. Prischmann, Deirdre. Ants. Mankato: Capstone Publishers, 2005. Find out all about ants, including where they come from, what they eat, and how strong they are. Twist, Clint. Army Ants. New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2006.
Disturbing their colonies can be as dangerous as stirring up a hornets’ nest. The maricopa harvester ant has the most poisonous insect venom in the United States. Being stung by just one is like being stung by 12 honeybees at once. We don’t normally take much notice of ants—but maybe now you will! indd 29 1/6/10 2:22:34 PM Glossary acid: A strong chemical that can larva: The young life stage of an insect, burn through materials such as when it does most of its feeding. skin and metal. A caterpillar is a butterfly larva.
Ants Up Close. Chicago: Heinemann-Raintree, 2005. This book investigates the anatomy, features, and behavior of ants. Hipp, Andrew. Gardening Ants. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2003. A close look at the amazing leafcutter ants that grow fungus gardens in their enormous underground nests. Markle, Sandra. Army ants. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005. Find out about these tropical ants that are part of nature’s clean-up crew. Prischmann, Deirdre. Ants. Mankato: Capstone Publishers, 2005. Find out all about ants, including where they come from, what they eat, and how strong they are.