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2015-05-13 15:13:36

Ants are smarter than we thought. If we could tap into their inaudible squeaks they might just be saying to each other “Hey, shall we use Gaussian and Pareto distributions for this one, buddy?”

Are Fire Ants Using Natural Corridors To Advance The Front?
2014-08-04 03:10:54

Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the U.S. Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk.

A Lesson From “Ant-stronauts” On The International Space Station
2014-06-24 03:24:15

A recent study on the International Space Station brings to mind Aesop’s fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper, and it is pretty amazing what we can learn from these industrious insects.

Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

Entomologists have developed a "pheromone-assisted technique" as an economically viable approach to maximize the efficacy of conventional sprays targeting the invasive Argentine ant.

Hardworking Sisters Allow Insect Colonies To Thrive
2013-11-21 14:09:25

Altruistic workers in social insect colonies – such as ants, bees and wasps – are more likely to be female, because their maternal instincts make them better at caring for the queen's offspring.

Crazy Ants Eating Electronics Across US Gulf States
2013-06-11 07:53:02

A growing epidemic is eating its way across the Gulf Coast of the US and it seems there is little that can be done about it. An invasive ant species is displacing native ant species and devouring everything from livestock to electronics.

Crazy Ants Are Now Displacing Fire Ants
2013-05-19 07:17:20

Residents of the Gulf Coast are in the midst of an invasion - an ant invasion. An invasive and ecologically dominant species of ant is reportedly displacing the native fire ant in areas throughout the southeastern US.

Ant Colony Evolution And Natural Selection
2013-05-16 08:44:57

City-states in ancient Greece that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community’s crops often experienced better long-term success. Ant colonies that show similar selectivity when gathering food have similar results.

Robot Ants Learn To Navigate A Maze
2013-03-29 10:50:18

It’s commonly known that ants navigate by scent. As each ant randomly wanders in search for food or shelter, it leaves behind a trail of pheromones which other ants will then follow. The result is that famous line of ants leading to a family picnic or a particularly sticky spill.

Reproductive Workings Of A Harvester Ant Dynasty Uncovered By Stanford Scientist
2013-02-12 21:08:18

For the first time, scientists have measured how successfully a queen ant establishes new colonies.


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