China’s army may be impressive, but it barely scratches the surface of Driver Ant armies.
China’s army may be impressive, but it barely scratches the surface of Driver Ant armies. When a driver ant colony goes on a raid, they routinely bring with them up to fifty million individuals. Together, they can attack everything in their path, including snakes, birds, mammals and even Cate Blanchett. They may be small compared to human armies, but when a colony of this size gathers, their marching feet can be heard from standing nearby.
Also, let's not forget that Driver Ant queens are the largest queens of all ants, measuring between 40-63 millimetres. That’s roughly the length of a AA battery. After mating, the queen lays 1,000,000 eggs per month, setting in motion the succession plan for her ant-tastic empire.