I am glad to hear that you are a fan of ants and E.O. Wilson. Me too!
Thank you for the beautiful drawing. I know it is a long way off, but when you get to high school and college we offer summer internships so you can come work…"
I am glad you enjoyed The Romance of Ants! It was certainly fun to be involved with the exhibit. The Romance of Ants is part of a new series called Straight from the Field, which will highlight Field Museum science and…"
Glad you like the exhibit and thanks for visiting the website.
Regarding your questions I will address them below, but also suggest you check out AntBlog (http://www.antweb.org/antblog/).
Ants often build their homes under…"
I am glad to hear you are planning incorporate ants into your classroom! Great idea!
For schools, I usually suggest using a scientific supply website like Ward's Natural Science. Check out the…"
This will depend if you have only workers or if there are larvae and pupae also present. On average a worker can live 3 months to 2 years, so you can do the math from when the queen died to figure out the time left for your ant…"
As most ants are sterile female workers, the majority of any ant colony is female. About once a year when a colony is ready to reproduce, both female and male reproductives are reared. In this case, the number of…"
Interesting question! For most ant species (there are over 12,500 ant species) we do not know how many chromosomes they have. This is true for most living organisms.
For the ~750 ant species that have had…"
"Hi Corrie. I really enjoyed reading about in you American Scientist magazine and your story was very heart warming and creative. I think insects will somehow be the highest life form after our species has vanished. Keep up…"
Glad to hear you are interested in keeping live ants and your project sounds very ambitious! Since I am not sure anyone has built an ant farm as large or to the specifications you outlined, I cannot really advise you on…"
Hi Corrie. I really enjoyed reading about in you American Scientist magazine and your story was very heart warming and creative. I think insects will somehow be the highest life form after our species has vanished. Keep up the good work and I think your really cute and pretty. Gil