v0.31:Antman

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Antman

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Biome

Cannot be tamed 
Size
Birth: 1,000 cm3
Mid: 5,000 cm3
Max: 20,000 cm3
This creature cannot be butchered
This article is about an older version of DF.
A humanoid with the head and body of an ant.

Antmen are found in underground caverns. They can form crude civilizations and usually have a couple of piles of random items lying around.

Antmen form worker, soldier, drone and queen castes. Antmen workers are the most common Antmen, no larger than a kobold. Drones are as big as workers and have the ability to fly. Soldiers can grow almost as large a dwarf and will defend their Queen at all costs. The Queen, as big as a lion, is the only breeding female among Antmen and her only task is producing new soldiers, workers and drones.

They are intelligent enough to use crude weapons such as blowguns. They can be deadly from their numbers and use of weapons, but a solid military effort can kill them off. Their blowguns can inflict mild poison effects on creatures, such as dizziness which causes them to be less effective in combat and slower at work like mining. Although they can not destroy buildings, they are able to open doors.

Compared to most humanoids, antmen have an extremely short lifespan, allowing a patient player to simply wait for them to die of old age rather than confront them. It should also be noted the due to the queen and soldiers sizes if a forgotten beast attacks them they can fend it off easily and become Spearmaster.