Researchers Change An Ants Social Behaviors After Altering Its DNA Ants are well known eusocial insects. Their colonies operate with an efficiency that makes humans look lazy by comparison. So how do ants communicate in order to assign particular tasks to particular ants? Does ant communication operate beyond human perception? Sure, there are workers, soldiers,…

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The Ants That Make The Lives Of All Other Insects Miserable There is an ant in existence that can force all other ants to vacate an entire ecosystem. This menacing ant is known as the Asian needle ant. As you may be able to guess already, this needle ant is not native to the United…

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Caterpillar Nectar May Control Ants Behavior Humans are not the only animals on the planet that enjoy taking a load off with a beer, or a cigarette, or whatever you may enjoy. There are plenty of animals in nature that cannot seem to get enough of some type of substance. There have been plenty of…

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The offspring of trap-jaw ants is like something out of a horror show. The babies of trap-jaw ants will make you look twice. These odd creatures are outfitted with studs and menacing looking protrusions on their spines. Thanks to major improvements in technology, the larval development of trap-jaw ants has been described for the first…

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