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# What is the weight of the average ant?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

The typical red or black ant weighs about three to five milligrams (0.003 to 0.005 grams) on average. Ants are so tiny that you can't even feel when they're on you until they touch your skin or bite.

A typical shooting guard or small forward in the NBA weighs about 100 kilograms and is maybe 2 meters tall. A worker ant in my office looks to be about 2 mm long.

So, it is about 1/1000 as long as a human. Volume is distance cubed, so an ant's volume would be 1/(1000*1000*1000) compared to ours, assuming that the aspect ratios are roughly similar. Now, take 100 kilograms (10^5 grams) and divide by 10^9, and we get 10^-4 grams, or 0.1 milligrams.

Given that ants are robustly composed relative to most adult human males, they may weigh a bit more. On the other hand, an ant that is 1 mm long may weigh a bit less (0.0125 mg, by pure scaling) so 0.1 milligrams is possible. The queens probably weigh much more.

Wiki User

10y ago

Wiki User

7y ago

The average ant is 0.0003 grams. They are also 3 millimeters long

Asim Ahmed

Lvl 7
2y ago

No an ant weighs only 1/5000 of a kilogram and not weigh 1/1,600 of a kilogram as the person answered

Wiki User

11y ago

3 milligrams is the weight of an average ant.

Wiki User

9y ago

The weight of an average ant is about 3 milligrams. Three milligrams converted to ounces is 1.058 x 10^-4 ounces.

Wiki User

13y ago

at least 2 stone

Wiki User

14y ago

14 kg!

^ Dont be stupid ^

Jessica Torres

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2y ago

how many ants would it take to weigh one gram?

Wiki User

10y ago

0.000625

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