At least one species of ant sleeps. In the July 2009 edition of the Journal of Insect Behaviour, Deby L. Cassill, Skye Brown, Devon Swick and George Yanev published an article entitled 'Polyphasic Wake/Sleep Episodes in the Fire Ant, Solenopsis Invicta'.
In that article, Cassill et al. found that fire ants do sleep, although the amount of sleep an individual ant had varied by caste. Workers had an average of 253 'sleep episodes' a day, but each lasted an average of only 1.1 minutes, for a total of approximately 4.8 hours of sleep overall. By contrast, queens only experienced 92 sleep episodes, but each lasted an average of 6 minutes, for a total of 9.4 hours of sleep overall.
In addition, the study found that fire ant sleep was unaffected by light or darkness, and that queens experienced periods of 'rapid antenna movement' sleep. The authors suggested this 'RAM' sleep might be equivalent to vertebrate REM (rapid eye movement) sleep.
According to the BBC in Earth News the queen ant dose and dreams while workers take power naps. The queen fire ant has long deep sleeps for an average of nine hours. Researchers found that 80% of the worker ants was awake and active at any one time. They are there to take care of the queen.
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ok, ants do sleep. and how? ants how a read in a book fold up and sleep . not like a rolli polli not at all if that's wht your thinking but when they wake up they stretch up just like humans in the morning and the also stretch their jaws.**** hope i helped
it is not a proven fact that they sleep, but they have no eyelids so it's unlightly though we do know that they take turns to rest during day and night
Ants actually never sleep. They work all the time when they are in the wild. If they are in an Ant Farm then sometimes they may rest a little bit.
heyy buddy whats up stinkpickkle =]Ants don't sleep, imbecile.Ants do sleep.http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8100000/8100876.stmThey experience rapid antennae movement, similar to REM.
ANTS. ants are tiny and do not sleep... HARD LITTLE WORKERS!
No, ants do notsleep.
Ants do not sleep! Amazing huh??
ants is the insect which doesn't sleep at all.
They dont sleep.
it sleeps in night
i think its called a Formicary
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Ants who live in colder climates hibernate, when it gets too cold for them. If it's warm enough and food enough they'll stay awake year round.