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==Fossil Ants==
 
==Fossil Ants==
 
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File:Azteca alphaD.jpg|link=Extinct Ants
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File:Azteca alphaD.jpg|link=Extinct Ants|'''Introduction to fossil ants'''
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File:Baltic amber inclusions.JPG|'''Baltic Amber'''
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File:Flfo treeandvalley.jpg|link=Oligocene ants from the United States|'''Florissant beds'''
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File:DRAnt 6642.jpg|link=Miocene Ants from Dominican Republic|'''Dominican Republic Amber'''
  
 
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An introduction to [[Extinct Ants|'''fossil ants''']].
 
  
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
Learn how ''Iridomyrmex purpureus'' [[Ritualised fighting in Iridomyrmex purpureus|'''defend their territories''']].
 
  
See data on [[Foraging_Strategies_by_Colony_Size|'''foraging strategies''']] used by large and small colonies.
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File:Shattuck C27752, Iridomyrmex purpureus territorial display, near Bungendore.jpg|link=Ritualised fighting in Iridomyrmex purpureus|[[Ritualised fighting in Iridomyrmex purpureus|'''Ritualized Fighting and Territorial Display''']]
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File:Shattuck N2-3047-web, Iridomyrmex purpureus, near Bungendore, NSW.jpg|link=Foraging Strategies by Colony Size|[[Foraging Strategies by Colony Size|'''Foraging Strategies by Colony Size''']]
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File:Shattuck 10895, Oecophylla, Port Moresby PNG-web.jpg|link=Ant Nests|[[Ant Nests|'''Ant Nests''']]
  
Read about [[Foraging_behaviors_in_Poneroids_and_Ectatomminae|'''foraging behaviour''']] in a group of ants.
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File:XB3J0391-Edit.jpg|link=Foraging behaviors in Poneroids and Ectatomminae|[[Foraging behaviors in Poneroids and Ectatomminae|'''Foraging behaviors in Poneroids and Ectatomminae ants''']]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Distribution & Diversity==
 
==Distribution & Diversity==
Which '''[[Diversity_by_Country|country]]''' has the most genera and species?
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File:Country-List1.jpg|link=Diversity by Country|[[Diversity by Country|'''Which country has the most genera and species?''']]
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File:Diversity-by-Taxonomic-Group.jpg|link=Diversity by Taxonomic Group|[[Diversity by Taxonomic Group|'''Which genus of ant has the most species and which has the least?''']]
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File:Bolton Catalogue.jpg|link=New General Catalogue|[[Media:NGC May 2016.pdf|'''Bolton's Catalogue of the Ants of the World''']]
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File:Synopsis of Formicidae.jpg|link=New General Catalogue|[[Media:Synopsis of the Formicidae July 2014.pdf|'''Bolton's Synopsis of the Formicidae''']]
  
Which '''[[Diversity_by_Taxonomic_Group|group of ants]]''' is the smallest or largest?
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==Morphology & Terminology==
 
==Morphology & Terminology==
What are the [[Morphological_Terms|'''names of the parts''']] of an ant?
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File:Morphology.jpg|link=Morphological Terms|[[Morphological Terms|'''What are the names for different parts of an ant?''']]
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File:Scheme ant worker anatomy-clean.svg|link=Glossary of Terms|[[Glossary of Terms|'''What are the terms for the main body parts of an ant?''']]
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File:Aenictus laeviceps queen.png|link=Caste Terminology|[[Caste Terminology|'''How to call the different members of a colony?''']]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Biochemistry, Genetics & Evolution==
 
==Biochemistry, Genetics & Evolution==
What are the '''[[Phylogeny_of_Formicidae|relationships]]''' among the subfamilies?
 
  
How many '''[[Karyotype_counts|chromosomes]]''' do ants have?
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File:Cladogram-example1.png|link=Phylogeny of Formicidae|[[Phylogeny of Formicidae|'''What are the relationships among the subfamilies?''']]
Learn which ants [[Pupal_cocoons|'''have cocoons''']] and which don't.
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File:Chromosome-upright.png|link=Karyotype counts|[[Karyotype counts|'''How many chromosomes do ants have?''']]
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File:Baby ants used as bait for angling.jpg|link=Pupal cocoons|[[Pupal cocoons|'''Learn which ants have pupal cocoons and which don't.''']]
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File:CHC profile peetersi AB'04.jpg|link=Cuticular Hydrocarbons|[[Cuticular Hydrocarbons|'''Cuticular hydrocarbons and fertility signal''']]
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</gallery>
  
 
==Ecology==
 
==Ecology==
 
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<gallery>
File:Leptogenys falcigera casent0003814 head 1.jpg|link=Morphological_and_Functional_Diversity_of_Ant_Mandibles
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File:Leptogenys falcigera casent0003814 head 1.jpg|link=Morphological_and_Functional_Diversity_of_Ant_Mandibles|[[Morphological and Functional Diversity of Ant Mandibles|'''How do ant mandibles relate to feeding behaviour?''']]
 
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How do [[Morphological_and_Functional_Diversity_of_Ant_Mandibles|'''ant mandibles''']] relate to feeding behaviour?
 
  
 
==Human Culture & Ants==
 
==Human Culture & Ants==
 
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File:2002. Stamp of Belarus 0456.jpg|link=Human Culture and Ants
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File:15816484-equatorial-guinea--circa-1973--stamp.jpg|'''Equatorial Guinea'''|link=Human Culture and Ants|[[Human Culture and Ants|'''See how people interact with ants''']].
 
 
 
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See how [[Human_Culture_and_Ants|'''people interact with ants''']].
 
  
 
==People & History==
 
==People & History==
Myrmecologists of the world who have [[World Ant Taxonomists|'''described new species''']].
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A list of Myrmecologists of the world who have [[World Ant Taxonomists|'''described new species''']].
  
 
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File:EO Wilson.jpg|link=Wilson, Edward Osborne|Edward Osborne Wilson
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File:EO Wilson.jpg|link=Wilson, Edward Osborne|[[Wilson, Edward Osborne|'''Edward Osborne Wilson''']]
 
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Forel.jpg|link=Forel, Auguste-Henri (1848-1931)|[[Forel, Auguste-Henri (1848-1931)|'''Auguste-Henri Forel''']]
Forel.jpg|link=Editing Forel, Auguste-Henri (1848-1931)|Auguste-Henri Forel
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File:Erich Wasmann.jpg|link=Wasmann, Eric (1859-1931)|[[Wasmann, Eric (1859-1931)|'''Eric Wasmann''']]
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File:Borgmeier.jpg|link=Borgmeier, Thomas (1892-1975)|[[Borgmeier, Thomas (1892-1975)|'''Thomas Borgmeier''']]
 
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File:Leica-Dome003.JPG|link=Photography|[[Photography|Learn how to photograph ants]]
 
File:Leica-Dome003.JPG|link=Photography|[[Photography|Learn how to photograph ants]]
  
File:STUDENT STEREO MICROSCOPE RSM-1P.png|link=Ant Identification|[[Ant Identification|Learn how to identify ants]]
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File:WhiteFoam 002.JPG|link=Ant Identification|[[Ant Identification|Learn how to identify ants]]
 
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==Table of Contents==
 
==Table of Contents==
 
AntWiki also has a [[:Category:Antwiki|'''Table of Contents''']].
 
AntWiki also has a [[:Category:Antwiki|'''Table of Contents''']].

Latest revision as of 10:41, 22 June 2019

New to AntWiki? Here are examples showing the diverisity of information provided by our contributors.

Genus and Species Pages

Browse genera and species of extant and fossil ants
Identify ants within a genus to species and see a checklist of species for each genus.
There are lists of ant species for every country in the world.

Fossil Ants

Behaviour

Distribution & Diversity

Morphology & Terminology

Biochemistry, Genetics & Evolution

Ecology

Human Culture & Ants

People & History

A list of Myrmecologists of the world who have described new species.

Collecting and Preparing Ants for Scientific Study

Table of Contents

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