Ants have been on planet earth for very many centuries. They are characterized by prolonged antennae’s and a slender waist. These insects operate in colonies and are some of the animals classified to be capable to thrive anywhere on planet earth. This is usually attributed to their social and well organized colony. Research has proven that just like humans, ants are capable to thrive in any life supporting ecosystem due to their problem solving ability, individual communication and most of all, division of labor in the colony.
To humans, ants are not only a motivation factor based on how they live but ants are also beneficial in different ways. To start off, these insects were used by our great grandparents to perform nurse wounds. Army ants were specially used. An ant used to be applied along a wound while pressing it the wound. Using its mandibles, the ant seizes the wound edges hence locking it. The body was then cut off while the head was left. In other areas of the world, ants are a special delicacy. To some, a dinner with ants on the menu is not worth missing. Ants also aid in controlling of pests and also help aerate the soil. Most farmers greatly benefit from this given that no additional costs have to be incurred since it is natural. Some ants are also medically important to humans. They release toxic venom that is used in treatment of certain diseases.
Though they exist naturally and are spread, you can bring them next to you to rip some of the disclosed benefits from them. All a person needs to do is venture into breeding of ants. It is a tough and complicated process and at the same time tricky. You have to adequately prepare yourself to venture into it. First of all, to collect ants you need a glass jar or plastic jar. The right attire to conduct the process should also be in place given that ant bites are very painful and some can cause harm given that they are poisonous. Before progressing, it is important to know that male and female ants mate after nuptial fights that usually occur under certain weather conditions.
This often occurs after slight rains. After slight rains, it becomes sunny and a hip of ants always appear. During this time the queen ants come out. Queen ants are usually bigger in size than the normal ones. Using your container, get the queens and each queen is placed separately. This is because if you put two queens together they will fight out until one dies. Either before or after laying eggs don’t bring the two together. As simple it is, that’s the way to breed ants.