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Why do ants carry dead ants?

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Ants have different types of jobs. Some ants gather food, some ants dig tunnels, some ants carry the dead and waste products from their nests and put them in "dumpster" areas. The dead ants give off a certain chemical which attracts ants to carry the bodies to the dumpster area. They do this to keep their areas clean.

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To bury them. They actually have a cemetery .


Ants carry the dead back to the nest and bury them. In their own way they have an interesting civilization.


No they Cary their food or dead animals with their mandibles.


they sometimes carry them away or they take them back to their nest. Leafcutter ants would chuck them in to some water


Ants don't carry disease i have 4 ants in my bucket i kept touching and touching then i never carry ant disease after all.


Ants do not carry any diseases. They do carry bacteria and germs just like humans do but ants are not able to transmit those to humans.


the ants can carry over weigh things such as their food,any other ants which die. the ants can able to to carry double weigh than their weigh the ants can carry over weigh things such as their food,any other ants which die. the ants can able to to carry double weigh than their weigh


Ants can carry items 10 - 50 times their own body weight. Ants are small but they are very strong for their size. if you were that strong you could lift an automobile. the ants carry or drag heavy loads for food back to their nests. The food may be parts of plants or bits of dead animals.


Ants are scavengers and therfore, ants eat things that are already dead such as dead insects.


Ants are intelligent. They are like humans in some ways. One of the ways is that when they accumulate trash (including dead ants), they move it out of the colony. There is an exception... The European wood ant battles with other colonies in "bloody battles", where the victors take home the ants to feed on, (high source of protein or something...) To bury them. They actually have a cemetery .


All ants can carry many times their own body weight. Army ants can carry up to 50 times their own body weight.


Ants use a chemicals to work together as a team. Not all ants carry food particles. Some ants dig tunnels.


Yes, Military ants can eat and carry anything living in there path. but only if there are a lot of them


Yes , ants like many other types of bugs can carry disease or bacteria that cause disease. It is best to use bug killer or consult an exterminator if you suspect you have ants. (Regarding the small black ones.) Just came upon this while researching ants. Sorry, ants do not carry germs. The food they carry might but not them. Also, it impossible to microwave ants.


I believe that ants do not eat dead plants or animals.


No. In colonies, there are special ants that have the job of disposing of deceased ants.


AnswerAnts can lift 50 times their own weight. Ants are small but they are very strong for their size. If you were that strong you could life a car. The ants carry or drag heavy loads of food back to their nests. the food may be parts of plants or bits of dead animals.


Generally they do not carry germs, it is the food or item they carry that does..


smaller ants and dead BUGS


Ants are able to carry heavy loads because of their muscle mass and strong outer skin. They can carry several times their weight.


EH? what kind of question is dat?hahah!! it's dead, so obviously the ants will eat dead mice, any dead small animals will be eaten by ants..


Ants are a type of small bug that are common in many areas. Dead ants look frozen because they are no longer moving.


Yes. Ants will eat just about anything. In fact, sometimes, the food ants carry back to their anthills can be 10 times their body weight and they can still carry it!


Generally speaking, ants will move the bodies of their dead to a sort of "garbage dump" on the outskirts of their colony where waste is also kept. The garbage dump ants (usually the eldest members of the colony) are hard-wired to carry the bodies here to decompose.


Ants have two strong jaws, the mandibles, they are used to carry food, manipulate objects, construct nests, and for defence.



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