Ants eggs, larvae and pupae

Raising worker ants

In the first year, the number of workers is between 10 and 20. In the second year, the number increases to between 30 and 100 and these workers raise eggs and larvae. The mother (Queen) is given food and cared for by the workers. She lives only to lay eggs.

The ant nest becomes larger and larger.

With a gradual increase in the number of workers, the chamber is widened. Workers are responsible for digging and discarding the soil outside the nest. The workers carrying out this energetic outdoor work are a little leaner and move actively.

Enlarged nest of Camponotus japonicus