The hibernation of ants.


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As winter approaches, one wonders how the ants adapt to the cold.

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Ants are so-called "cold-blooded" insects, that is to say that their body temperature varies with ambient temperature, unlike mammals or birds which have a stable body temperature.

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Thus, when it is cold, the ants' body temperature is low, and the disadvantage is that at low temperatures they are inactive and their muscles cannot function.

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In winter, Ants stay sheltered in their anthill, sinking to a certain depth in the ground, in rock cracks or in worm-eaten wood, where the temperature does not generally drop below 0 ° C , because frost can be a formidable enemy.

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Ants are not completely defenseless against frost: as winter approaches, they produce antifreeze substances that protect them, allowing them to resist light frosts.

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Comments 8


Good photos. Did you take them? Also Thanks for interesting information

21.01.2020 14:59
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Thank you, yes I take them in my garden.

21.01.2020 15:05
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Waoow great photos. Congratulations

21.01.2020 22:53
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Thank you so much.

22.01.2020 12:47
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Good stuff...

22.01.2020 22:35
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Thank you.

23.01.2020 16:13
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Great post ..keep it up :)

22.01.2020 22:40
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Thank you

23.01.2020 16:14
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