Researchers Change An Ants Social Behaviors After Altering Its DNA

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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Caterpillar Nectar May Control Ants Behavior

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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Researchers Gain A Fresh Look At An Ant’s Development | Ant Control

There are over sixteen thousand different species of ant on this planet. Of course, this number only includes those ants which science has documented. Despite their tiny heads, ants are smart relative to other insects, and their social behavior is surprisingly advanced. In fact, since ants make up such a big part of the insect…

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The Larval Stage Of A Bizarre Ant Is Revealed For The First Time

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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Ghost Ants!

Are you being watched? Do you have that gut feeling that something is out there spying on you? Maybe just in the shadows or behind the baseboard? Ghost ants might be your answer. While they may have an eerie name, they aren’t really scary. It’s their small size and pale, ghostly color that gives them…

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