Essays Tagged: "Ant"

Army Ants. Comparision between army ants and U.S. Army.

Anthony PalmieriNovember 20, 1996Contemporary Science TopicsArmy Ants A quote made by Lewis T ... PalmieriNovember 20, 1996Contemporary Science TopicsArmy Ants A quote made by Lewis Thomas, 'Ants are so much like human beings as to be anembarrassment. They farm fungus, raise aphids as lives ... o focus this report on the part of thequote, '..launch armies into war..,' which sets a metaphor of ants and our armies in today'ssociety. Ants have many tactics, so to speak, that are similar to the ...

(3 pages) 137 3 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Fire Ants

Fire ants have been in the United States for over sixty years, and almost everyAmerican that lives in or ... ed States for over sixty years, and almost everyAmerican that lives in or frequently visits the quarantined states which they inhabit has had an unpleasant run in with these troublesome critters. Inha ... hese troublesome critters. Inhabitants of the Southeast who have ever stood unwittingly atop a fire ant mound know that the insects are aptly named. When the ants sting it creates a sensation similar ...

(9 pages) 76 0 3.9 Mar/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

this essay compares the skeletal system between a tiger and an ant

This essay will compare the skeletal systems of an ant and a tiger.Tigers, like other mammals and birds have an endoskeleton. That is to say that their ... es are present in all mammalian species, they only vary in size and shape.The skeletal system of an ant is much different from that of a tiger. Unlike the tiger the skeleton of an ant is on the outsid ... ch different from that of a tiger. Unlike the tiger the skeleton of an ant is on the outside of the ant. Much like armor plating the external skeleton or exoskeleton is a hard thick shell which protec ...

(3 pages) 53 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

INSECTS

x and abdomen.Most insects have three pairs of legs and one or two pairs of wings. The 'feelers' or antennae on the insect's head are it sense of touch and smell. Some insects have a sting in the abdo ... tle lands, the second pair folds away. The first pair then closes down like a shell to protect them.Ants and Termites.Ants live together in large colonies and often make nest underground. The ant hill ...

(2 pages) 150 5 3.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Ants

Eveything about ants Great essayAll About Ants (almost)Among the many hundreds of thousands of astonishing organisms ... ny people beyond all others. There is nothing too extraordinary in the proportions or appearance of ants, but it is their history and culture that induces a second look. These insects are about as dif ... our human way of life. The similarities in the ways in which we organize our lives are astounding. Ants are doubtlessly the most successful of all the social insects of the Hymenoptera, an order also ...

(12 pages) 49 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sugar Ants

AIM:1. To observe changes in way of life of an ant colony of sugar ants when the temperature, amount of light and time of day are different.2. Obse ... y of sugar ants when the temperature, amount of light and time of day are different.2. Observe what ants in a peanut butter jar choose to eat (if they choose to eat in the first place).I really like a ... nts so that is the main reason I chose to study them. I also like the fact that there are many more ants then there are humans therefore if I accidentally kill one there is still a plentiful amount of ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Anthropology in relation to Disney's "A Bug's Life".

When viewing Disney's A Bug's Life with the critical eye of an anthropologist, it is hard to truly believe that it is a children's movie. This movie is an introduc ... truly believe that it is a children's movie. This movie is an introduction to the complex world of anthropology and it's concepts. One finds elements of culture in many different lights throughout th ... ns function is so easily portrayed, even in the simplest behavioral patterns.As the film opens, the ants are preparing for the coming of the ravenous grasshoppers by filling a leaf with food products. ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Fire Ants: Basic Biology, Habitat, History.

Life cycles.During the reproductive flights of ants, when winged males and female ants mate. After sperm is transferred to the female, the male soo ... he first brood of larvae are fed and cared for by the queen, and develop into sterile female worker ants. Thereafter, her sole role is to lay eggs. Worker ants care for the queen and brood (eggs, larv ... maintain the nest, defend the colony and forage for food.Colony Formation of the red imported fire ant. The winged forms, called reproductives, live in the mound until embarking on a mating (nuptial) ...

(2 pages) 52 1 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Heroism in All Sizes (essay on the movie Antz)

beyond the cape and mask image drawn by the many cartoon characters. A true hero exempts insignificant measures of being lost in the crowd. This heroic persona was embodied through the character "Z" ... . This heroic persona was embodied through the character "Z" in the animated Steven Spielberg movie Antz produced by "DreamWorks and PDI". Based around the plot that you can expand from the "colony" a ...

(2 pages) 69 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Six week Ant Study and Observations

he late 18th and early 19th century. Myrmecology is derived from the Greek word Murmek, which means ant. There are three main names that are most noteworthy: Linne who produced "Systemae Naturae" whic ... t are most noteworthy: Linne who produced "Systemae Naturae" which he describes eighteen species of ants. Fabricius created five more genera and further described other species. Latreille was the most ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Group and Team Dynamics within the movie "Antz"

The film "Antz" targets adults with its humor, but it is also appealing toyounger children who enjoy cartoons. ... s with its humor, but it is also appealing toyounger children who enjoy cartoons. In the movie each ant is expected to taketheir place in the system and serve the greater good of the colony, sacrifici ... rincess Bala, and the evil General Vandible. Z is the main character,and he is a disgruntled worker ant desperate to find his individual significance inthe midst of a social system that focuses solely ...

(3 pages) 50 1 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Why Ants Should Die

In the world we live in today, there are many cases of Ant Brutality. Ants from all colors, sizes, and backgrounds have waged war against human beings for ... has not answered with any retaliatory strikes, aside from the individual sprayings and smashing of ants. Some argue that ants, too, have the same rights as other animals and deserve the same right to ... that ants, too, have the same rights as other animals and deserve the same right to life.I disagree.Ant genocide should be promoted. They are pests and should be done away with--preferably painfully. ...

(2 pages) 373 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ant Foraging

Ant Foraging Ants? Who cares? Well, that what most people think, but ants are actually very ... Who cares? Well, that what most people think, but ants are actually very interesting insects. Fire ants, Solenopsis invicta, occur in 13 states and cause millions of dollars in damage to domestic ani ... already swarm any type of food left out) that they might need. Food searching behavior is an important yet often neglected aspect of foraging ecology. If it's winter they might choose a complex carbo ...

(4 pages) 17 0 5.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

You Are An Ant

You are sitting under a tree, in a park and you see an ant crawling and watch it slowly along a path carrying some food. There you notice more ants, and fi ... lowly along a path carrying some food. There you notice more ants, and finally you stumble upon the anthill. You see hundreds of ants. As you sit and ponder you realize that this is one anthill under ... ee hundreds of ants. As you sit and ponder you realize that this is one anthill under one tree. One anthill out of hundreds in that one park. You know that there are hundreds more in other parks, and ...

(3 pages) 477 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

SYSTEMS OF COMMUNICATION IN INSECTS (Using at least three examples, discuss insect communication systems)

Social insects, such as bees, termites and ants, live together in groups as large as hundreds of thousands of individuals. In a colony of such ... rs and cicadas use vibrations to produce an air-borne sound audible to the human ear (Cokl & Virant-Doberlet 2004), however in many insect species, soundless vibrations are produced (Cocroft & ... This soundless vibrational communication takes place via a substrate or medium such as water or a plant; usually only detectable by humans using sensitive recording equipment (Cokl & Virant-Doberl ...

(4 pages) 12 0 3.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Discuss the origin and significance of diversity within and between species in a named taxonomic group of your choice(Ants).

IntroductionAnts Formīca are arguably the most successful organisms presently on earth. They evolved from a ... every landmass on the planet(Alice S. Jones 2006)3 This unique dominancy and prevalence means that Ants presently account for an incomparable 15 to 20%(2000 Ted R. Schultz)4,3 of the world's terrestr ... ions. They form colonies varying form a few hundred to super colonies with billions of individuals. Ant's prevalence is often over looked due to their size and nature. The time when we most notice the ...

(8 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ants: The Phenomenon of Insect Societies Research Paper

IntroductionAs humans, we constantly strive to be on top and yet, we understand that to accomplish amazing tasks, we cannot do it a ... . In animals, we see that cuttlefish are very intelligent creatures but they are missing something. Ants, on the other hand, are mere insects but they have evolved to be so much more. Alone, an ant is ... olved to be so much more. Alone, an ant is nothing except a lowly bug. When put into a group, these ants operate as one unified entity. They are often referred to as a "super organism". These societie ...

(8 pages) 1720 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Personal Fable

�2� Zenaida VasquezProf. KoritzkePsych. 41September 24, 2014Personal FableThe serious Ant and the carefree GrasshopperThis fable is about two very different characters, the Ant and the G ... free GrasshopperThis fable is about two very different characters, the Ant and the Grasshopper. The ant is somewhat a serious character that is very industrious and responsible. While the grasshopper ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology