Mostly ants are divided into hunters and gatherers. Hunters need protein foods and carbohydrates, they are predators and they fall prey to other insects. Another interesting feature of such ants is their hunting. It is very interesting to observe how the ants use their antennas to obtain pheromones. In case one of the ants finds syrup or fruit, on its way back to the anthill it makes its way through the end of its belly with pheromones, which allows other ants in its colony to quickly find their way to eat. All these interesting moments will be perfectly visible in the formaria. Reaper
ants differ from hunter ants in a number of ways. They mainly eat what they find. These are mainly plant seeds (poppy, rape, millet). They do not deny themselves protein in food. They can eat dead insects or cooked chicken. They do not hunt insects, but defend themselves against them. But these ants have a very interesting internal structure of the anthill. There are food storage rooms (stores where they keep seeds for a long time), dining rooms (where they bring seeds, soften them with moisture and eat them), caretaker rooms (in these rooms, ants look after the larvae and feed them). You can observe all the processes taking place in the anthill with your own eyes!
As a rule, ants in the same family are divided into castes: intelligence officers, working ants, nurse ants, soldiers and queen (queen). Virtually every species has intelligent ants, they make up a small percentage of the total population of the anthill. Their task is to explore unknown territories and search for new sources of food. Workers perform all the important activities: workers, build, carry food, sort warehouses, clean the anthill. The soldiers differ from the rest of the ants in their larger size, they have a large head and strong jaws. Nanny ants practically do not depart from the young, they feed the larvae and the mother herself.
The mother is the main ant in the colony. All the ants in an anthill are born from one womb, that is, they are all brothers (although all ants are female). The mother's job is only to lay new eggs. She doesn't even get any food herself. There are species of keel in which there may be several queens.
Each anthill and its inhabitants have its own unique smell, so even ants from the same species but from different anthills will be hostile to each other.