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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ANTS

Learn About Nature's Most Amazing & Industrious Insects!

By Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis

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Welcome to the Myrmecology pages of Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis. This website contains information All About Ants, Ant Species and Ant Taxonomy - the way ants are biologically classified and ranked by scientists within the insect world. Biological Classification has a hierarchy of eight major taxonomic ranks based on original works of Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), who grouped all known species according to similarities and physical characteristics.

As technology advanced Molecular Phylogenetics, which uses DNA sequences as data, the original works of Linnaeus were augmented to improve classification conformity with Darwin's Principle of Common Descent. Today's combination of biological classification and Phylogenetics belongs to the science of Biological Systematics.

Biological scientists and more specifically myrmecologists (those who study ants) utilize taxonomic rankings* to understand ancestral and evolutional relationships, biodiversity, and how organisms are related to, or different from, other similar organisms. The Biological Classification of Ants (Formacidae) within the animal kingdom looks like this:

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda, Subphylum: Hexapoda, Class: Insecta, Subclass: Pterygota, Infraclass: Neoptera, Order: Hymenoptera, Suborder: Apocrita, Infraorder: Aculeata, Superfamily: Vespoidea, Family: Formicidae, Genus: (there are many) Species: (there are many)(ITIS, 2006).about Myrmecology - the study of Ants. About Ants, Myrmecology, Ant Types Ant Behaviors

*Taxonomic rankings can be defined as the relative position of categories within the taxonomic hierarchy, with each subsequent rank below "kingdom" becoming more discriminatory.

Taxonomic ranking provide a structural framework which facilitates learning and enables us to study about ants and ant species in relation to themselves and other species in a systemic manner. For example, did you know ants are descendents from wasp-like ancestors? That is why their Family: Formicidae (see above) is classified under the Order: Hymenoptera (see above). The word "Hymenoptera", derived from the ancient Greek word "humenopteros" literally means "membranous wings"; and the Order: Hymenoptera happens to be the same order under which wasps and bees are also classified (family names not shown here). About Ants, Myrmecology, Ant Types Ant Behavior,About Ants, Myrmecology, Ant Types, Ant Behaviors.

Additional website specifics include comprehensive articles about various Ant Species: their characteristics, the kinds of colonies they create, class behaviors within their colony, how they impact their environment and their relationship with man. Pertinent insect definitions are provided and, yes, even ways for ant control are suggested, when they seem to overstep their bounds. Myrmecology, about ants, ant types, ant behaviors, Ant Species.

The informative and well-illustrated articles are written in an easy-to-understand manner. Most photos presented are high definition. Videos and diagrams of ants are chosen for their educational content and their ability to augment article text. "TID BIT" articles are informational thumbnail sketches of larger, more complex articles as well snapshots of interesting, related topics.

My aim at info-now.org/ants is to create for you enjoyable, academic and visual experiences about one of the world's most tiniest insects. ant types, ant behaviors

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From: "The Wonderful World of Ants" & "Gardening Tips".

Fall Garden Ideas - Checklist For Fall Gardening
By Steve Boulden; edited 2009 by Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis.

As Rudyard Kipling once said, "Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade". A lot of gardeners see the season of fall as a time to start putting their gardens to rest. However, autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing and improving your gardens. Consider your landscaping. It is a great time to perform grounds and tool maintenance. Do a soil test, sharpen your garden tools, clean you lawnmower for storage, improve the soil and mulch the garden bed for next season. Those little efforts now will help you garden thrive come springtime. What other autumn gardening tips are there? Well, there are many read more

The Flying Ant - A Nuptial Flight!
by Dr. Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis

Many people do not believe there are any such things as flying ants - but there are. Except for a few species, all males and sexually mature, ready-to-mate queens have have wings. Let's look at Carpenter ants, for instance. During late winter and early spring swarms of winged queens and winged males (produced during late summer) emerge from mature colony (satellite) nests for their nuptial flights. If nest locations are indoors, swarming individuals are easily identified, often trapped within the structure. The simultaneous mating flight of all winged sexual's produced from colonies within a specific geographic area is called "Nuptial Flight". This "swarming" is triggered by optimal environmental conditions (warm and humid) and read more

 

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