Worker ants are infertile females. They are the majority of individuals in the colony. They perform specialized and different chores. In accordance with their function, they may have physical appearances different from each other. For example, the ants which guard and protect the nest may have big heads and jaws, while the ants that store the honeydew will have big abdomens. Some of the different chores to be carried out in a colony are: Gathering of food, cleaning and caring for the eggs, cleaning and feeding of the larvae and the queen, defending the colony, processing and storing of food, taking care of the aphids and making new tunnels and chambers.
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