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The Giant Carpenter Ants are the main antagonists of the 1954 American horror film Them!.

Mutated by atomic bomb tests near Alamogordo, New Mexico, these gigantic foraging ants have become murderous and begin spreading out into the desert surrounding the town.

Appearance

The Giant Carpenter Ants are enormous black ants covered in scuzzy hair. They have enormous white eyes with small pupils and large white jaws.

Powers and Abilities

The Giant Carpenter Ants possess the following powers and abilities:

  • Exoskeleton
  • Powerful jaws
  • Formic acid

Fate

The Giant Carpenter Ants are killed with flamethrowers.

Trivia

  • The Giant Carpenter Ants' vocal effects were the calls of Bird-voiced treefrogs mixed in with the calls of a wood thrush, hooded warbler, and red-bellied woodpecker.

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