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Ant blood is a colourless liquid. It is circulated through the body by the contraction and dilatation of the heart, which consists of a tube situated in the mid-dorsal region of the gaster.

The circulatory system of ants, as in other insect species, comprises of the heart, aorta, haemo­lymph, or blood plasma, amoebocytes, or blood-corpuscles, and several ductless glands of simple structure.

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