Ants are fascinating creatures, and there are many surprising facts about them. Here are some:
Ants don't have a designated sleep cycle like humans, but they do have periods of rest. Worker ants take short breaks throughout the day and night, which adds up to a sleep-like pattern.
In 2014, ants were sent to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to study their behavior in microgravity. They adapted to the conditions by forming larger, more stable colonies
Ants in Space:
Certain ant species, like the Polyergus breviceps, engage in "slave-making" behavior. They raid the nests of other ant species, steal their pupae, and raise them as slaves to do work in their colonies.
Ants communicate using a variety of methods, including chemical signals (pheromones), touch, and sound.
Some species can carry objects up to 50 times their body weight, which is equivalent to a human lifting a car.