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The Everglades Ants are the main antagonists of the 1977 American horror film Empire of the Ants.

When a barrel of toxic waste that fell off a boat washes up on shore near the Florida Everglades, it mutates a colony of ants into enormous monsters.

Appearance

The Everglades Ants are enormous black ants with long antennae and glossy black eyes.

Powers and Abilities

The Everglades Ants possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Exoskeleton
  • Powerful jaws
  • Formic acid

Fate

The Everglades Ants, along with their queen, are killed after they are herded into a sugar mill, which is then set ablaze.

Trivia

  • For the shots where real ants were superimposed over images to make them seem large, director Bert I. Gordon filmed Panamanian bullet ants.

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