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Ants Grow Their Thoracic Segments To Match The Tasks They Perform
2014-01-07 07:22:27

Ants grow the size of their thoracic segments differently according to the specialized tasks they will perform as adults.

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2011-07-01 08:35:24

The development of agriculture was a significant event in human cultural evolution, but we are not the only organisms to have adopted an agricultural way of life.

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2010-08-26 23:02:28

Scientists at the University of East Anglia, have shown that fungus-farming ants are using multiple antibiotics as weed killers to maintain their fungus gardens.

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2009-06-01 11:03:18

Fungus-farming ants have cultivated the same fungal crops for 50 million years.


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2005-09-07 18:11:11

Leafcutter ants are found in warmer regions of Central and South America. These remarkable social insects have evolved an advanced agricultural system. They feed on a specialized fungus that grows only in the underground chambers of the ants' nest. The ants actively cultivate their fungus, feeding it with freshly-cut vegetation and maintaining it free from pests and weeds. This is done by a symbiotic relationship with a colony of bacteria that grows on the ants that protect the fungus. The...

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