Ants factsInsects quiz
Why is a bullet ant called a 'bullet'?
Its bite feels like a bullet. The ant named on account of its powerful and potent sting. It inhabits humid lowland rain forests from Nicaragua to Brazil, where it is often called "Hormiga Veinticuatro" or "24 (hour) ant", referring to the "waves of burning, throbbing, all-consuming pain that continues unabated for up to 24 hours".
For how long do the workers in ant colonies sleep?
Around one minute. A typical worker sleeps for only one minute, but up to 250 times a day.