Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published the work.

According to experts, there are 20,000,000,000,000,000 ants

2.5 million ants for every person alive today.

The amount is "unimaginable," according to the study's chief author

 Patrick Schultheiss, who said as much in an interview

For instance, Schultheiss claimed that "we just cannot visualise 20 quadrillion ants in one mound

It just does not work

It just does noIn an effort to estimate the number of ants on the planett work

experts indicated that if all of them were dug out from the earth and dried up