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mystiquemonique said: hello, do ants have dicks? i need to know asap
You know what…I didn’t know, so I went to look it up and I don’t think Wikipedia is aware of the comedy goldmine that is ant mating. Strap in, cursing
So ants have queen ants. The lady ant all the other ants want to get with. The Natalie Dormer of the ant world. Queenie lays eggs. If they’re fertilised, they become males, if not, females. If they’re not that well fed, the females become worker ants and if they’re well fed, they become queens. Then the fucking awful day begins.
As the pupate to grow their wings, the males are, and I quote the greatest sentence on wikipedia: “quickly converted into single-purpose sexual missiles" Just like humans in a nightclub. What the fuck nature?
The males and the virgin queens sprout wings because ants aren’t annoying enough and take flight to do the aerial bouncy-bouncy. It’s called the nuptial flight.
The males are idiots. Super idiots. As in they can’t feed themselves, they’re just programmed to mate and do it, so to answer your question (you asked for this) I again quote: ”the male literally explodes his internal genitalia into the genital chamber of the queen and quickly dies.” So no, they just have claspy type things to grip onto the female. What the fuck, nature?
The new queens then fly off and start a new colony, using what the male gave them whenever they decide they want a new male ant. Ah, the miracle of life.
That was an interesting way to procrastinate. With ant sex.
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Ant sex. Things i never thought to wiki and really should have.