Fascinating Facts About Ants:
Ants are insects that belong to the family Formicidae. About 22,000 species of ants are estimated to live on Earth. Ants are social insects that form colonies which greatly vary in size. Some colonies may contain a few ants while others may have millions of ants. Almost every landmass on Earth except Antarctica have been colonized by ants.
Ants contribute about 15-20% of the total terrestrial animal biomass on Earth. They communicate with each other with the help of pheromones (chemical factors secreted to trigger a social response). They sense smells with the help of their long, thin and mobile antennae.