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Colony of Ants

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


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Heinemann Infosearch

The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7600970M
ISBN 100613608615
ISBN 109780613608619


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Colony of Ants by Louise Spilsbury Download PDF EPUB FB2

*Starred Review* A colony of black ants serves as a vehicle to examine the human condition in this stunningly accomplished graphic novel. As the denizens go about their ant-like activities—the males seek food, Colony of Ants book the queen (depicted as a grotesque colossus), and wage war on a nearby red-ant colony, while the infertile females tend to the children—they fret, bicker, and gossip /5(29).

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Ant Colony is exactly that kind of book an intensely charismatic, thoughtful, evocative little world that DeForge has filled with memorable characters, burning philosophical questions, and moments of true humanity that shine through the stylized thoraxes and angled antennae of his kooky creations.

Ants, Ants, and More Ants is an informational book about one of the most well known of all insects--the ant. Readers will learn about different colors and sizes of.

Young Readers book about a young boy's experiences while undergoing military training to fight in an intergalactic war against an ant-like alien species. Stories and Chapters This table lists books and additional publications that contain chapters and/or stories relating to ants.

Allan Fowler's Inside an Ant Colony describes how these social insects live and work together in organized communities that are like bustling InformationThe natural world comes alive for young readers with Rookie Read-About Science.

Journey to the Ants is a short book that has the feel of a long book. It is packed with the findings of the lifetime of research by the Myremecologists Holldobler and Wilson, ranging across all aspects of ants' life cycle, from how ants communicate, to how members of a colony interact with each other, other colonies, and other species/5.

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Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles.

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It contains plenty of new information, not included in the previous version, including new sections on natural nests. Ant colonies also have soldier ants that protect the queen, defend the colony, gather or kill food, and attack enemy colonies in search for food and nesting space.

If they defeat another ant colony, they take away eggs of the defeated ant colony. When the eggs hatch, the. Contents. This book is primarily aimed at academics as a reference work, detailing the ants' anatomy, physiology, social organization including their caste system, altruistic behaviour, and chemical communication with pheromones, their ecology (vital for turning the soil and controlling insect pests), and natural history.

An account of some of Hölldobler and Wilson's most interesting Published: Ma (Belknap Press). Ant Encounters is an enjoyable read, he good and easy to understand introduction to the role of interaction networks in colony behavior—or ants as a natural complex system based on interactions networks—as well as the style of writing makes the book an entertaining read." Deborah Gordon's new book takes on these fascinating.

Ants Take Sick Days, Too A new study has found that when some members of the colony are exposed to pathogens, they spend less time in the Author: Brigit Katz. Ants talk to each other with their antennas. Ants can bend their bodies in facts for kids.

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Colonies live inside nests that can be built in trees, underground, or even inside special ant plants. Ant colonies are highly organized, usually ruled by a single queen, and each ant has specific jobs to do. Most ants in a colony are female workers. Get this from a library. A colony of ants. [Richard Spilsbury; Louise Spilsbury] -- Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and life cycle of ants.

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There aren't, as far as I know, multiple books about this particular colony. Table of Contents List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Chapter 1: The Ant Colony as a Complex System 1 Chapter 2: Colony Organization 14 The Diversity of Ant Behavior 14 From Individual to Collective Behavior 19 Division of Labor 25 Ants Switch Tasks 30 Age Polyethism 33 What Ants Respond To 37 Task Allocation 41 Chapter 3: Interaction Networks 45 What Happens at Network Book Edition: Course Book.

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Life Cycle of an Ant Colony An ant colony begins in the founding stage. After mating, the queen(s) starts a new nest and raises her first worker offspring. This is the only time in a queen’s life that she does work in addition to laying eggs. During the growth stage, the colony grows larger by producing more workers.

The workers now perform all the colony’s jobs except laying. Ants are not his only obsession, and he has no real friends, not even Sam.

Sam gets a job in the local hour mini-market and concentrates on keeping himself to. Children’s Books about Ants. By Marnie Craycroft Leave a Comment Filed Under: Activities Tagged With: Book Lists, Elementary, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Nature, Preschool, Reading and Writing This post may contain affiliate links.

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After they mate, queen ants take off their wings and begin a colony. The queen ant uses eggs, fat, and wing muscles for nourishment when beginning the colony. An ant colony has several entrances (A), leading to a variety of subterranean chambers. Each chamber has a specific use.

Some are for food storage (B). The queen has her own room (D). In another chamber workers tend unhatched eggs (C). A deeper room serves as a nursery for larvae and cocoons (F). In the replete gallery (G) are the worker ants whose expanded abdomens contain surplus food for.

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All the ants in the colony have a job to do. There are lots of things to do in an ant colony. Some of the ants help take care of the larva or baby ants.

The anthill has to be kept clean and in good repair. New quarters have to be built as the colony grows. The anthill has to be protected. Scientists have found that Azteca ants living within Cecropia trees behave in distinct, consistent ways, evidence that insect '"superorganisms" have personality.

The character of a colony appears. The only professional science work to have won a Pulitzer Prize — for general nonfiction in — The Ants is a sweeping survey of the ethology, ecology and evolutionary biology of ants.

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