The honeypot ant - a perfect example of nature’s strategy to survive in bad times. The honeypot ant or honey ant, is a normal ant species, but has adopted a special strategy to survive when there is a lack of food. Some of the working ants eat food and divert it into sweet syrup and save this syrup in their abdomens. For that, there abdomen grows big like a pot, sometimes to the size of a grape.

Honeypot ants, also called honey ants or repletes, are ants which are gorged with food by workers, to the point that their abdomens swell enormously, a condition called plerergate. Other ants then extract nourishment from them.

Ants 101: a guide to identifying common types of ant species

Ants a guide to identifying common types of ant species

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight : A new species of ant has been discovered that uses social parasitism to access host ant species' food sources and foraging trails: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight

Nature collides with James Bond: Newly discovered ant species hides in plain sight : A new species of ant has been discovered that uses social parasitism to access host ant species' food sources and foraging trails: Cephalotes specularis, commonly known as the mirror turtle ant. Mirror turtle ants are the first-known ant species to use visual mimicry to parasitize another ant species

Leaf Cutter Ant Species - Atta cephalotes antARK

A list of the main Ant Species in the World. Learn about how they survive in their different environments.

Battle of the Ants Which is the most notorious ant species on earth?

Battle of the Ants

Battle of the Ants Which is the most notorious ant species on earth?

Ant Control, Facts, and Identification of Ant Species

Ant Control, Facts, and Identification of Ant Species

Maria Garcia and her team of researchers in a  2012 study published by PLOS ONE, provide evidence how rare cliffhanging plant species use unique reproductive strategies with the local ants. Two ant species act as the main pollinators for the plant while another ant species disperses the seeds.

Maria Garcia and her team of researchers in a 2012 study published by PLOS ONE, provide evidence how rare cliffhanging plant species use unique reproductive strategies with the local ants. Two ant species act as the main pollinators for the plant while another ant species disperses the seeds.

The face of ant species Eurhopalothrix semicapillum, named for the hairy patches on its face.<br />

33 Bizarre New Ant Species Discovered

The face of ant species Eurhopalothrix semicapillum, named for the hairy patches on its face. 33 New Species of Ant Found.

Two new ant species have been named after the 'Game of Thrones' dragons. And their resemblance could challenge scientist's assumptions about spiny ants.

Stranger than fiction: These ants look like the dragons in 'Game of Thrones'

New ant species, with the minor and major workers named after the 'Game of Thrones' dragons.

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