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Ants in Minecraft

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    I like this idea. what if you could force queen ants to make ant hills near your house or something, it would be so cool.

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    Maybe there could be a colony of ants the size of 1 block. Able to crawl out of a hole, and scavenge for food. I.E. farm animals and hostile mobs. With a queen at the center of all this destruction.

    Normal workers look like ordinary red ants, being born when a queen eats farm animal meat.

    Zombie ants from the queen eating Rotten Flesh, are tougher but slower.

    Skeleton Ants from the Queen eating Bones, will spit projectiles at anything that is not an ant.

    Spider Ants from Spider Eyes, will be smaller than other ant types. But, are poisonous and can crawl through transparent blocks(windows, fences, doors, etc.)

    Exploding Ants from Gunpowder, will explode near the player(not other mobs, it will just attack as normal).

    Ender Ants from Ender Pearls, will teleport randomly like Endermen. Possibly ending up in your farm stables, or home…

    New Queen from the original eating Phantom Membranes, the Skeleton Ants would have to shoot down a Phantom to get the drop, and deliver this to their queen.

    Having this could make potential combat/cave updates interesting. As you are not the only entity mining and taking down enemies... beware the large threat from below.

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    Wouldn't these lead to lag like a million ants in your whole server. And 20 Ants attacking you will just lead to lag but I like the idea though, but it's your Opinion not mine but I am just talking about what will be wrong with this if it got added. Thank you if you read this. ;)

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    the small ant commented
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    LoL love this idea Mojang has to add this to bolth bedrock and java edition of the game

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    i like this idea so much and there should be diffrent variants like the fish but they have there own spawn egg like fire ant camponotus ant and bullet

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    carpenter ants, army ants, honey pot ants, leaf cutter ants and weaver ants would be cool

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    what if ants steal drop items will hide it inside their nest but you can get it back by destroying the nest or killing the ant that stole the drop item.

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    i like this idea to be added in minecraft. Lets add more insects in the game

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    it should also have different types of colors according to their jobs. Like builder ants have blue color, warrior ants have red color and the collector ants must have a green color.

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    Three things:

    - Nice idea

    -  IF sugar is placable than ants should follow it

    - What is the purpose of ants, they should add something besides diversity, I would also add that adds should be an animation/entity on a block that is very small and either doesn't move or barely moves.

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    What if their was a potion of shrinking that brought you to ant size and then you could trade with them. Sounds stupid but ants are supposedly more intelligent than most species.

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    FawazornyYT commented
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    If that would be added that would be great but I wish they would be pretty small unlike the spiders and bees which are almost half a person in size.

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    THIS IS THE BEST IDEA EVER!!!!!!

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    make them kill, collect, and drag other mobs back to the nest

     

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    Toxicgamer213 commented
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    Love this idea but it would be cool if that when you are destroying the nest soldier ants come to attack you while the queen escapes with workers carrying brood. It would also be epic to see different types of ants (fire, leaf cutters, bullet ants, etc) and if their stats depend on what type of ant they are example: bullet ants do most damage while leaf cutters don’t do as much. It would also be cool if you could see little tunnels in the farms and nest blocks. If this gets added I would love to see it come to java and bedrock because me and my cousins would love to play with the little guys. The only thing is that it would lag a lot so to fix that I thought that old colonies would die when the queens would fly off to start a new nest and also the colonies wouldn’t produce a lot of ants. Anyway back to more ideas! The ants could pick up dropped items and when they do you could see them with the item wobbling in the ants mandibles and that the ants would attack other colonies.
    Those are my ideas and I hope they add ants as they would be really fun to see

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    DaRealSkele commented
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    Ants: can have a colony in grass and dirt blocks ranging from 1x1 blocks to 5x5 blocks. queen ants usually hide out unless it is time for their nuptial flight (as you said, around every 5-10 days) they lay eggs, and if you happen to encounter one you can catch it in a jar, but the jar has durability that goes down the longer you keep the ant in the jar. If durability reaches 0, the queen ant dies. if you have an ant farm, ants will very rarely yield items (commonly items like dirt, but more rarely they may yield a low level metal such as a piece of iron ore), the chances of this increasing with the amount of ants in the farm (increases gradually). Worker ants behavior depend on the species. Colonies spawn with 1-5 workers, similar to beehives.

    Carpenter Ant: will pick items that are considered food items (rotten flesh, raw meats, apples, etc.) and deliver it to their queen. they are Neutral unless you attack one or break one of their colony blocks (see paragraph 1). they are very weak. Other than this they are quite boring.

    Fire Ant: Super aggressive, will attack anything and they do more damage than most other ants. They kill animals and bring the drops back to their colony.

    Army Ant: Super aggressive and do not have nests. Instead, they raid other nests and kill all the ants, and steal their eggs to eat. They also attack everything else, like fire ants, but do slightly more damage.

     

    Sugar Ant: Neutral mobs that only attack you if you break one of their colony blocks, and they run away if you hit them. They pick up fruit and sugar and are extremely weak.

     

    Oh yeah, and if ants from different colonies meet, they will fight.

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    Maybe you could add a bullet ant and it would poison you really badly if you got stung by it.

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    DiamondArow4 commented
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    there could be bullet that spawn in the desert, lasius can spawn in plains weaver ants nest replace trees leaves in forest biomes other than jungle, and in jungle you have leafcutter ants who steal leaves. there could be different spawn rates and despawn rate/lifespan like bullet only get 1 every otherday, but they live 10 days and lasius get 5 per day but only live 3-4 days.