Ant family

2,000 ants in one nest

About 2,000 ants live in a single nest of the Camponotus japonicus ant. The Formica japonica ant has a largest nest containing more than 10,000 ants. However, since they live separately in many chanmbers, the nest does not become stuffy due to sweat and breathing.

Workers account for the largest number of ants in a nest

Workers work very actively in widening the nest, fighting against enemies and carrying food.

A Camponotus japonicus worker ant taking honey from an aphid