Ant Colonies and Communication Term Paper by Nicky

An overview of the characteristics and social networking systems of ants.
# 145219 | 903 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 29, 2010 in Biology (General)

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The paper describes ants' highly sophisticated and cohesive social networks that allow colonies to accomplish common goals.
The paper looks at how colonies are ordered and structured, the specific roles of the male and female ants and the size and scope of ant colonies. The paper shows how all the various species of ants exhibit similar characteristics such as the method of reproduction, the metamorphosis of eggs into adults and the use of pheromones to communicate.

From the Paper:

"The New York science museum exhibit on ants offers a glimpse into the social networking systems of one of the world's most ubiquitous, ancient, and fascinating insects. Ants are sometimes considered and treated as pests when they enter the human domain. However, the science museum exhibit displayed ants in a more objective and positive light. Ants play a major role in their ecosystems. Their role varies depending on the ant species and their geographic region, but all ants share common characteristics that distinguish them from other insects."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "All About Ants." Retrieved Dec 13, 2008 from
  • Ant "How Ants Communicate." Retrieved Dec 13, 2008 from
  • Brandao, C.R.F. & Agosti, D. "The Ant Colony Cycle." American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved Dec 13, 2008 from
  • UC IPM. "Ant Biology and Life Cycle." Retrieved Dec 13, 2008 from

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