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Real ‘Ant-Man’ shares ant facts

Just in time for the release of the Ant-Man movieAssistant Professor of Biology Sean Menke shares the top five fun facts about his favorite family of insects.

  • Ants use antibiotics.
  • Ants create temperature- and humidity-controlled nest chambers.
  • Ants farm other animals for food.
  • Ants can lift up to 100 times their own body weight.
  • All ant workers found outside a nest are females; males have wings and can fly.

Watch the video of Menke speaking about the incredible power of ants.