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Are all ants female

Page history last edited by PBworks 16 years, 4 months ago

1999.09.22 Are all ants female?

 

Yes, if you are talking about the worker ants. Here's a simple chart, by Mr. Ant, to determinate each ant's gender in any colony:

 

  • Workers = female

 

  • Wingless queen = fertilized female (after mating)

 

  • Winged queen/princess = female (haven't mated or just recently mated before removing her wings)

 

  • Winged male/drone/prince = male (generally very small in most species)

 

  • Soldiers (in some species) = female (very big ants with strong mandibles and head only for protection of the colony and fighting against other colonies) --Jinei

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