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Ant
Biological type: Insect
Place of origin: Earth
Appearance: Planet of Giants
Extraterrestrial lookalikes
Ant (Set Piece)Zarbi

Ants were a family of insect native to Earth.

Ants were used as food in the Roman Empire. While near Rome in 64, the First Doctor and his companions enjoyed a meal which included ants' eggs in honey prepared by Barbara Wright. (TV: "The Slave Traders") In Pompeii in 79, Lobus Caecilius ordered Rombus to get some ants in honey with a dormouse. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)

In 1190, Ibrahim tried to force Ian Chesterton to reveal where his money was hidden by staking him in the desert and daubing him with honey to attract ants. As the ants gathered, Ian pretended to cooperate before overpowering his captor. (TV: The Crusade)

The 20th century movie Them! was about giant ants. (COMIC: Gangland)

As a boy, Archibald Flint would sometimes amuse himself by burning ants with a magnifying glass. (AUDIO: The Spectre of Lanyon Moor)

In 1964, DN6 was tested in Forester's garden, killing all the ants along with all the other animal life. Susan and Ian later discovered the dead ants. (TV: Planet of Giants)

In the 1970s, ants were among the species of insects which grew to giant size due to exposure to an improperly mixed pesticide spray. They were returned to their normal size by the Third Doctor. (COMIC: Insect)

In the 25th century, a race of ant-like robots began attacking passenger ships in space. (PROSE: Set Piece)

On Mercury, Andy Stone trained an army of ants to carry rust and spread it among the Daleks. (PROSE: Break-through!)

In 5000, Elric Penley unfavourably compared Earth civilisation to an ant-heap that rejected individuality. (TV: The Ice Warriors)

In the year 50 million, Earth was home to two warring species of robot ants. (PROSE: Earth)

The Zarbi of Vortis resembled giant ants. (TV: The Web Planet)

The planet Tiro was home to giant ants. The First Doctor encountered one which was collecting giant cabbages and narrowly escaped from it. (PROSE: Terror on Tiro)

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