Is your child fascinated by insects? This is an amazing tool to learn about the life cycle of an ant.
Begins with the tiny white eggs were ants get their start. The next figure shows their molting stage before they enter a period of rest and growth as pupae.
The adult ant that emerges is darker in colour, but will not grow larger because of its exoskeleton.
Ants live in large colonies led by a queen, whose only job is to lay eggs. Worker ants do the heavy lifting, retrieving food and expanding the colony, while drones exist only to mate with the queen.
The early stages of an ant’s life cycle aren’t very colorful, as most of their energy is devoted to eating. But adult ants have distinct coloration depending on the species. This adult ant is 2 ¾ inches long.
Each piece is hand-painted, non-toxic, and BPA free.