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Elise Menaker / Medill

Researchers say without ants, our earth would rot.  The School of Ants is conducting a study to find out more about the insect.

Ant Facts

by Elise Menaker
Aug 02, 2012

Have you ever wondered how many species of ants there are in the world?  North Carolina State University is teaming up with the University of Florida to lead a nationwide study to find out how many species of ants there are across the country.  Chicago is one of three main collection sites in this summer’s School of Ants species study.