Ant Years to Human Years (Calculator, Chart, Age)

Ant Years to Human Years

Let’s explore how to convert ant years to human years to better understand ant lifespan compared to human.

Ants are social insects that belong to the family Formicidae. They are found almost everywhere on Earth and play vital roles in ecosystems.

For the purpose of converting ant age in human years, we’ll consider the following average lifespans:

  • Worker ants: 1-2 years
  • Queen ants: 7-15 years
  • Male ants: A few weeks (they typically die shortly after mating)

Ants undergo complete metamorphosis, transitioning from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Workers and males typically reach maturity in a few weeks to a couple of months, while queens can take longer.

Approach for Ant Age Conversion:

  • The first 6 months of an adult ant is equal to 40 human years. This represents young ant adulthood as they take on initial colony responsibilities.
  • After 6 months, each subsequent ant month is equal to 3.5 human years thanks to differences in aging biology and average longevity between the species.

So in equation form:

First 6 ant months = 40 human years

Each subsequent ant month = 3.5 human years


Let’s see this formula in action to convert some sample ant lifespan into human years:

  • A 3-month old worker ant = 40 human years (First 6 ant months rules applies)
  • A 1-year old worker ant = 40 + (3.5 * 6) = 61 human years
  • A venerable 5-year old worker ant = 40 + (3.5 * 54) = 199 human years
  • Approximately 6.214 ant months are equivalent to one human year.

Ant Years to Human Years Calculator

Use our animals age calculator to convert ant age in human years.

1 months old ant is equal to 6.6 human years

2 months old ant is equal to 13.3 human years

3 months old ant is equal to 20 human years

4 months old ant is equal to 26.6 human years

5 months old ant is equal to 33.3 human years

6 months old ant is equal to 40 human years

7 months old ant is equal to 43.5 human years

8 months old ant is equal to 47 human years

9 months old ant is equal to 50.5 human years

10 months old ant is equal to 54 human years

11 months old ant is equal to 57.5 human years

1 year old giraffe is equal to 61 human years

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Ant Age Chart

Ant Age Chart
Ant Years to Human Years Chart
  1. Egg Stage (Months 0-2):
    • Ants begin their life cycle as eggs. During the egg stage, there is no conversion to human years as it represents the early developmental phase.
  2. Larva Stage (Months 3-5):
    • After hatching from the egg, ants enter the larva stage. Larvae are typically legless and rely on the care of worker ants. Again, during this stage, there is no conversion to human years.
  3. Pupa Stage (Months 6-7):
    • The pupa stage follows the larva stage. Ants undergo metamorphosis within the pupa, transforming into their adult form. The first 6 months of the pupal stage are assigned 40 human years, representing a period of growth and development.
  4. Worker Adult Stage (Months 7 and onwards):
    • Starting from month 7, the ant is considered an adult worker. The conversion to human years continues based on the provided formula: 40+(3.5×(ant months−6))40+(3.5×(ant months−6)). This formula reflects an increase in human years as the ant ages beyond the pupa stage.

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Ants serve an important ecological role near the bottom of the food chain, providing a valuable food source to many predators. These include birds like woodpeckers, reptiles and amphibians like anteaters and horned toads, as well as arachnids, mammals, and other insects. Common ant predators will devour both larvae and adult ants.


  1. Wikipedia – Ant
  2. AntWeb
  3. Ant Lifecycle

About Irfan Iqbal DVM

Hi, Dr irfan here, i have done Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from UVAS, Lahore which is one of the university of pakistan.

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