Ant Eating and Feeding Habits
Jumping ant, Harpegnathos saltator © Alex Wild
Ants have developed advanced ways to find, distribute and in some cases make their own food.
The quantity of food eaten by ants is unrivaled. It has been said that ants eat more meat than lions wolves and tigers combined (ants: natures secret power).
They are common pests in agricultural areas where they can quickly devour crops.
Ants feed on a large range of foods, from engine oil at the side of a road, to other ant species.
Most ant species are omnivorous and eat seeds, nectar, and other invertebrates.
Army ants are carnivorous, they hunt, kill and eat prey such as worms, spiders and even sometimes small vertebrates like lizards.
Some people are known to eat ants as part of their diets! see amazing ant fact 23.