To make up for his previous bad behavior, ZEUS went for a quick solution and turned all the island’s ants into humans. These were known henceforth as the Myrmidons. His grandson ACHILLES later led them in battle during the Trojan War.
King AEACUS did have trouble with sons. Telamon and Peleus had to be banished for murdering the third one, Phocus. They wandered off and joined the Argonauts instead.