Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae.
Along with related wasps and bees, they belong to the order Hymenoptera.
Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago.
They diversified as creatures after the rise of flowering plants.
More than 12,500 of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been now classified in scientific records.
Ants are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and the distinctive node-like structure that forms their slender waists. (source)
So can hamsters eat ants?
They aren’t good for the hamsters, so if you discover ants in their cage it’s time to give it a good clean out.