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How many Ants Are There On The Planet? Scientists Have Calculated

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According to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), there are at least 20 quadrillion ants on the planet. Even though that startling figure certainly underestimates the total population of the insects, the study notes that it is critical for quantifying the effects of changes to their habitat. During the study, experts examined 465 studies that evaluated the number of ants in the field on a local level. Despite surveys being conducted on all continents, certain significant regions, notably Central Africa and Asia, have little or no data.

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