Monday, 22 October 2012

Queen Ant - KL, Malaysia

A queen ant is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony; generally she will be the mother of all the other ants in that colony. Some female ants do not need to mate to produce offspring, reproducing through asexual parthenogenesis or cloning, and all of those offspring will be female. 

Queen ants have one of the longest life-spans of any known insect – up to 28 years in captivity. Once mated, the "queen" will attempt to find a suitable area to start a colony and, once found, detach her wings.

Source: Wikipedia.


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