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- Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth.
- The only places lacking indigenous ants are Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.
- Ants thrive in most ecosystems, and may form 15–25% of the terrestrial animal biomass.
- Their success has been attributed to their social organization and their ability to modify habitats, tap resources, and defend themselves.
- Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic, and mutualistic relationships.
- Ants evolved in the mid-Cretaceous period about 110 to 130 million years ago.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant
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