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Q: Ants ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Ants
Category: Science
Asked by: deadman43-ga
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Posted: 07 Apr 2006 09:59 PDT
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Question ID: 716509
How many ants are there in the world?
Subject: Re: Ants
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 07 Apr 2006 11:03 PDT

According to Harvard biologist ant expert EO Wilson, there are an
estimated 100,000,000,000,000,000 ants in the world.


"EO Wilson , a noted Harvard biologist and expert on ants, estimates
that the number of ants in the world is between ten to the sixteenth
and ten to the seventeen or: 100,000,000,000,000,000 ants."


"Scientists estimate that there are one quadrillion
(1,000,000,000,000,000) ants living on the earth at any given time."

Bibliographic Entry
Embery, Joan with Ed Lucaire. Collection of Amazing Animal Facts. 1983.
Number of Ants in the World

The Physics Factbook Edited by Glenn Elert

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