Scientific NameFormicidae
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
LocationAtop pieces of candy left on the ground.
Date AvailabilityAll Year
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price80 Bells

The Ant is one of the most common and smallest breeds of bugs found in this game.


[edit] How to Catch

As would be stereotypically obvious, Ants can only be caught through the classic "Picnic Method". In elaboration, this involves leaving a piece of candy anywhere on the ground throughout your Town(as long as it isn't indoors, of course)and leaving it where it lay for at least one full day. After said duration, you will find your piece of candy completely swarmed with moving black spots. From there, you simply swipe at this piece of candy with your Net and you've just caught yourself an Ant.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch an Ant:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught an ant! My uncle will be so happy! (That doesn't even make sense!)"

[edit] Animal Forest e+

"アりを つかまえた! てごたえアリ!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught an ant! Ant misbehavin'!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught an ant! Ant ant ant ant! I am redund-ant!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

"I caught an ant! I'm exuber-ant! (Well...not really...)"

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Ant in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

About 20 percent of worker ants do nothing. Lazy!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Twenty percent of worker ants actually don't do anything ... They are lazy ants.

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing

I wonder, how do you think that ants manage to search out their food? Because the question really confounds me! I mean, really. Come now. If ants were our size, the area they traverse in their search for sustenance...would FAR exceed the entire size of our fair village. Can you imagine it, wot? Hiking that far for a snack? What is going on in their tiny little ant-minds, hm? Do they have some specific target in mind? Could it be they're just wandering about aimlessly? Hoo-rrrumph! Ridiculous and revolting!

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Tell me, did you know that ants leave scent everywhere they trundle about? Indeed, they do this in order to make sure they can get back to their nest. But from just WHERE on the ant does this stench come from? Blech. I'd rather not know...

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

H-h-hoo... I daresay that is an ant. STOP! Do NOT free it! Leave the beast caged! Insects rather bother me. Touching them strikes as quite revolting, wot? Most people seem to regard ants as peaceful creatures, but the truth is that they are savage insects, wot? Indeed, when I was but a fledgling, I once sat on an ant nest by accident. The wretched things set upon me within moments. My poor tail feathers took forever to grow back... Bleh enough, I say... Our thanks for the donation. We shall endeavor to keep the wretch safe and happy.

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The ants can be found in one of the display rooms trailing towards a mound of sugar. An information board will present the following information after donating the Ant to the museum:

"Ants are small but very powerful and are able to carry items far heavier than they are. In the nest, there is a queen and also worker ants, making them somewhat similar to bees. In some habitats, ants actually make up between 15-20% of the area's total terrestrial-animal biomass."

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Ant is one of the most common insects in all the world and have existed for roughly 110 million years, rivaling Cockroaches. If that wasn't enough, there is apparently 10,000 different species of Ant existent worldwide.

[edit] Appearance

An Ant in real life

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