Anatomy of the Ant


On these pages we will discuss the anatomy of the ant, both its external anatomy and its internal anatomy.

External Anatomy 

As with all insects, ants have their skeleton on the outside, though it’s not quite like the skeleton we think of, such as the one we have inside of us. The skeleton of an ant is called a cuticle, and like our skin…

Internal Anatomy
Inside the ant’s head can be found, among other structures the brain, the oesophagus, pharyngeal gland, the jaw muscles, and part of the heart. The Brain is not quite like a brain…