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||10000 (x8) + (4469)
|Space (H, W, L)
||0.6cm, 0.6cm, 0.9cm
|Measure (H, W, L)
||0.400cm, 0.400cm, 0.800cm
|Encumbrance (SA: -57.5%)
|Health (Life Pnts)
Movement per turn
Below is how far a Ant, Common can move in 1 turn (4 seconds).
- Scavenger - This diet is mainly of carrion. Carrion differs from meat in that decomposition has already begun and can be unhealthy for carnivores
- Insectivore - This is a diet of mainly insects.
- Temperate(All Terrestrial, Underground)
- Tropical(All Terrestrial, Underground)
- Level Limit Max Level: +5
- Poison (Marked) Difficulty: +1, Duration: +2
- Poison (Digestive) Damage: +1, Difficulty: 0, Duration: +2
- Racial Levels Racial Levels: +5
- Racial, Scavenger
Ants are common to all parts of the world, except the arctic and the Red Ash Common Ant is modeled after the common black ant. These creatures fall into the speck size category and make up for their small size with vast numbers. There are a few variation of ant within a colony. The queen of course is much larger than the rest of the colony and should be treated as miniscule size category for space consideration after she established a new colony as her abdomen becomes enlarged as an egg laying factory. The workers are the smallest of the ants but also the most numerous. Like all ants they have 6 legs, elbowed antannea, an exoskeleton and a stinger. The head has mandibles used in work and defense of the colony. Their feet end in tiny hooks that are used to climb most surfaces. The soldier ants of a colony are larger and have a larger head and mandibles. In some subspecies there are drones, that are fertile males, but they have short lives compared to the rest of the colony. Most of an ants colony is made up of sterile females.
Ants live and work for the colony. Workers and soldiers work to expand the colony, feed the larva, care for the queen and forage for food. When someone or some thing disturbs the colony all but the queen and larva defends it to drive the attacker off or kill it. If the colony is constantly being attacked it will move to a new location. Ants forage for food and will take plants, carcasses of other animals, or may even attack a living animal that wanders to close to the colony. When an individual finds food they leave a scent trail on the return trip to the colony. Other ants will use this trail back to the food source and each return trip will reinforce the trail. When the food source is depleted the returning ants stop leaving this scent trail until the trail is gone. Once per year new queens are born with wings and after breeding with 1 or more males they found new colonies. Queens can live for 30 years and will produce larva most of it. The males die soon after breeding.
Ant colonies are lead by a queen and a communal sense of labor.
Ants attack en mass to overwhelm an opponent. This usually only happens when something disturbs the colony. The attack with bites. The first bite will leave a scent marker that will drawl other ants to attack. The second bite contain a mild poison that, with enough stings, can overpower tiny, small and medium sized creatures. Creatures that die in the forage area of a colony will be slowly consumed and they will leave only bones and hair behind.
6-1000 foragers in a line between colony and food.
Ants can not be trained.