There are three basic types of ants:
Queens: The “mother” ant that spends her long life of up to 10 to 15 years laying eggs. Queens are usually wingless and larger than the other types of ants.
Males: Smaller than queens, usually has wings and only function is to mate with the queen during their short life of a few weeks. They die soon after mating.
Workers: Female ants that do not mate or lay eggs. Instead, they do all the work and live 5 to 7 years.
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