1) some of the biotic factors surrounding the ant colony Q was the ants, living trees and plants, other insects,the birds and other wildlife around. Some abiotic Factors around is the dirt, dead tree logs and other non living things abut that was mostly around.
2). Most ant species are omnivorous and eat seeds, nectar, and other invertebrates. Army ants are carnivorous, they hunt, kill and eat prey such as worms, spiders and even sometimes small vertebrates like lizards. I would expect the ant energy to come from them, to help them continue their days work.
3)i would expect to measure next how they gather their food and possibly have a full days surveillance on the ant hill to get a better understanding of how it work.
1)Why is it important to map the location of the ants?
Its important to map the location of the ants because mapping the location would help us find where exactly the mound is, for the next time we go back and see the mound and can actually know its location.
2)Given what you've seen of the ants, what factors maybe interesting to study?
Some interesting factors that we may need to study could be to determine how far the ants travel or how they travel from one place to their mound. Also, how they gather food or cope when the hill is damaged.
3)What characteristics of the mounds did you notice as you recorded their location?
That they will come out of their mound according to the time of the day or the weather and various different temperatures. Due to the cold weather, my hypothesis was that they were inside their mound, and that they would normal come out and that there would be more activity in warmer temperatures.