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|Urist likes ants for their propensity to dig.|
|This article is about an older version of DF.|
- This tiny insect can be found in huge colonies in the dirt. They overwhelm their enemies with swarms. Some have poison bites.
Ants are a type of above ground vermin. They are found in large numbers in any area that isn't freezing. The color of their wild colonies reflects the material underneath it. They are not killed by cats. Verify
[CREATURE:ANT] [DESCRIPTION:This tiny insect can be found in huge colonies in the dirt. They overwhelm their enemies with swarms. Some have poison bites.] [NAME:ant:ants:ant] [CREATURE_TILE:250][COLOR:7:0:0] [NATURAL] [BIOME:NOT_FREEZING] [VERMIN_SOIL_COLONY][FREQUENCY:100] [UBIQUITOUS] [VERMIN_NOTRAP] [POPULATION_NUMBER:250:500] [CLUSTER_NUMBER:100:200] [SMALL_REMAINS] [SPEED:2900] [PREFSTRING:propensity to dig] [DIURNAL] [NO_SLEEP] [HOMEOTHERM:10071] [SWIMS_INNATE][SWIM_SPEED:2500] [CREATURE_CLASS:EDIBLE_GROUND_BUG] [MUNDANE] [NOT_BUTCHERABLE] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:SINEW:SINEW_TEMPLATE] [TENDONS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [LIGAMENTS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:SINEW:200] [HAS_NERVES] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:ICHOR:ICHOR_TEMPLATE] [BLOOD:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:ICHOR:LIQUID] [CREATURE_CLASS:GENERAL_POISON] [GETS_WOUND_INFECTIONS] [GETS_INFECTIONS_FROM_ROT] [USE_MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:PUS:PUS_TEMPLATE] [PUS:LOCAL_CREATURE_MAT:PUS:LIQUID] [BODY_SIZE:0:0:1] [MAXAGE:1:1] [NOBONES] [CASTE:WORKER] [CASTE_NAME:worker ant:worker ants:worker ant] Female, but non-breeding (most of the time). [POP_RATIO:10000] [CASTE:SOLDIER] [CASTE_NAME:soldier ant:soldier ants:soldier ant] Female, but non-breeding (most of the time). [POP_RATIO:1000] [CASTE:DRONE] [MALE] [CASTE_NAME:drone ant:drone ants:drone ant] [POP_RATIO:5] [CASTE:QUEEN] [FEMALE] [CASTE_NAME:queen ant:queen ants:queen ant] [POP_RATIO:1] [SELECT_CASTE:WORKER] [SELECT_ADDITIONAL_CASTE:SOLDIER] [SELECT_ADDITIONAL_CASTE:QUEEN] [BODY:INSECT:2EYES:HEART:GUTS:BRAIN:MOUTH] [BODYGLOSS:INSECT_UPPERBODY:INSECT_LOWERBODY] [SELECT_CASTE:DRONE] [BODY:INSECT:2EYES:HEART:GUTS:BRAIN:MOUTH:2WINGS] [BODYGLOSS:INSECT_UPPERBODY:INSECT_LOWERBODY] [FLIER] [SELECT_CASTE:ALL] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_MATERIALS] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:CHITIN_TISSUES] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:EXOSKELETON_TISSUE_LAYERS:CHITIN:FAT:MUSCLE] [BODY_DETAIL_PLAN:STANDARD_HEAD_POSITIONS] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:ALL:CHITIN] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:BLACK:1] [TLCM_NOUN:chitin:SINGULAR] [SET_TL_GROUP:BY_CATEGORY:EYE:EYE] [TL_COLOR_MODIFIER:BLACK:1] [TLCM_NOUN:eyes:PLURAL]