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2014-05-18 23:01:37

The top three GPS watches for runners, cyclists and triathletes for 2014 have been named by the Heart Rate Watch

Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA

2014-05-03 23:01:25

Polar V800 has surpassed the Forerunner 910XT by as the new standard bearer in triathlon

2014-05-01 16:23:14

Use these five steps if you suspect a termite attack INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Your first reaction to seeing flying termites in your home could be panic.

2014-04-30 08:42:00

CEVA-TeakLite-4 multifunctional capabilities now support widest range of applications on a single core, including Bluetooth connectivity, audio, voice and sensing SANTA CLARA, Calif., April

2014-04-30 08:23:36

SUNNYVALE, California, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Company joins the ZigBee Alliance after developing wireless products for Smart Energy, Home Automation and Retail

2014-04-26 23:01:27

The 5 easiest to use GPS watches were recently rated by the Heart Rate Watch Company including Suunto Ambit

2014-04-24 23:15:14

AvaLAN Wireless Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary as an Industry Leading Developer and Manufacturer of Long Range Industrial Wireless Ethernet Radios and Cryptographic Technology Huntsville,

2014-04-22 08:29:08

SimpleLink(TM) CC2541-Q1 wireless microcontroller delivers new automotive use cases through low power, reduced cost and simplified design DALLAS, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments

2014-04-17 23:09:13

The 5 best bike computers and cycling watches of 2014, including the new Garmin Edge 1000 and Polar V800,


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
2014-08-13 14:53:30

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), once called the spiny anteater, is the sole member of its genus and one of four remaining species of echidna. It resides in Australia and New Guinea, residing in a variety of habitats including grasslands, forests, coasts, and in agricultural areas. This species was first described in 1792 by George Shaw, who named it Myrmecophaga aculeate, believing it to be a relative of the anteater. Its name has changed four times since its first...

Myrmecology
2013-09-30 16:20:45

Myrmecology, a branch of entomology, is the study of ants that has focused on many factors about ants, including evolution and social systems. William Morton Wheeler first used the term myrmecology, but the study of ants predates the usage of the term, going back to ancient references of ants. Auguste Forel, a Swiss psychologist, conducted the first scientific studies of ants, focusing on the roles of instinct and learning in a society. He published Les fourmis de la Suisse in 1874 after...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

Red Bull Ant, Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant reaches an average body length between .5 and 1.1 inches. Its thorax and head are typically reddish...

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