Fire Ants

Fire Ants

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  • Also called red ants
  • Light brown coloring
  • Build large mounds or hills in large open areas
  • Called fire ants, because of the burning sensation felt after being stung
  • Have a caste system that’s comprised of the queen, workers, and soldier ants
  • Queens may live up to 7 years, whereas the soldiers and workers may only live 5-6 years
  • Queens can lay 1,600 eggs in one day
  • May be as many as 25,000 ants in one colony
  • Eat young plants and seeds