Ant Morphology

Insects are made up of three main parts, the head, alitrunk and the gaster. Ants have one or two bumps at their thin waists called petioles.

Ant antenna always have 'elbows', they are articulated with one joint.

Some ants sting, injecting formic acid.

Ants do not have lungs or hearts! Spiracles allow air in and out of their bodies, directly into the blood stream.

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