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Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading Into New Territory
2014-06-19 03:43:16

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States.

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


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donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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