What is this site all about?

Ants are amazing animals and not enough people agree with that. To fully appreciate these bizarre and alien animals, you need to understand them and look a little closer. I will try to get you to appreciate them as much as I do. Hopefully, you will see they can be beautiful, ‘intelligent’, strong, and just amazing! I will try to show you what ants are, what they do and why they deserve to be loved as much as any other group of animals.

Yeah dogs are cool, but can they lift things that weigh hundreds of times their own weight? Not a chance!  Whales are majestic, but can they walk upside down on glass? Of course not! Poor things do not even have legs! Horses are pretty but are they so feared in the animal kingdom that countless animals look like them to scare of predators? Neigh!

An Asian Weaver ant Worker, Oecophylla smaragdina, standing upside down on glass

I will try to make this as easy to read as possible. A lot of science is so boring to read! Believe me when I say I know. I will make this as fun and as accessible as possible. I will warn you now: there will be some big and scary looking words but don’t worry. I will explain what they all mean and (hopefully) how to say some of the bigger ones. And if you want to learn more, I will try my best to include papers you can read. This is hard because you have to pay for a lot of them (don’t get me started on how much I hate that).

I am writing this because it gives me an excuse to rattle on about ants. Writing it here means my friends and family don’t hear ant facts all day every day, so they thank you for keeping me busy. This blog is for you guys! Have a question I haven’t answered? Ask in the comments below and I will try my best to answer it! The answer might even turn up in another post so keep an eye out! This blog is for everyone who wants to learn about ants. Adults and kids. I will write it all as simply as I can so everyone can learn.

I will be writing this as often as I can. I am a student in the middle of my master’s degree so that alone keeps me very busy, but I will write for you guys as often as I can!

I hope you will enjoy learning and I really hope you will love ants like I do by the end.

Alex.

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