· When combined, all ants in the world weigh about as much as all human beings.
· In the Amazon rainforest, ants and termites make up nearly 1/3 of the total animal biomass.
· About 9,500 species of ants are known. Scientists believe at least twice as many species of ants have yet to be discovered.
· There are one million trillion (1018) insects alive at any moment.
o One percent of these are ants.
o There are ten thousand trillion (1016) live ants at any moment.
Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, Journey to the Ants,