How many legs does an ant have?

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rsanson | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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An ant, which is an insect, has 6 legs.  The body of an ant is made of three parts:  the head, the thorax and the abdomen.  The 6 legs are attached to the thorax - 3 on each side.

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sid-sarfraz | Student, Graduate | (Level 2) Salutatorian

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All insects are arthropods (a large group that includes arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans). The bodies of insects are divided into 3 sections: head, thorax and abdomen.

Ants are insects and like all insects, ants also have 6 legs attached to their thorax. Each leg is divided into 3 joints. An ant has approximately 250000 brain cells and can lift weight 20 times heavier than its own body.

Four stages of growth:-

  1. The egg
  2. Larva
  3. Pupa
  4. Adult

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rachellopez | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Ants are insects meaning that they have 6 legs. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors and now more than 12,500 ant species have been classified. Ants live on almost all landmasses, besides Antarctica and other remote islands, and are easy to spot due to their "elbowed antennae and the distinctive node-like structure that forms their slender waists."

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ssandhu05 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

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They have just as many legs as any insect would have, which is six legs. If there is an insect that does not have six legs, then that means that they are not an ant. Each of their legs has three joints. They can also move very quickly because of their legs.

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