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sexual ant bondage
2014-10-30 03:00:20

And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into a life and death fight.

Parasitic Butterfly Larvae May Use Acoustic Signals To Infiltrate Ant Colonies
2014-04-10 15:57:05

Parasitic butterfly larvae may mimic ants' acoustic signals to aid in the infiltration of their host colonies

Worker Ants Link Bodies And Buoyant Broods To Protect Queen During Flood
2014-02-20 09:34:12

When facing a flood, ants build rafts and use both the buoyancy of the brood and the recovery ability of workers to minimize injury or death

How Gene Expression Differs Between Castes In Ants
2014-01-30 11:53:06

Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies.

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.

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.

Social Chromosomes Determine How Many Queen Ants Are In Fire Ant Colony
2013-01-17 13:19:53

Researchers wrote in the journal Nature that they discovered a social chromosome in fire ants that explain why some colonies allow for more than one queen ant.

2012-09-24 22:13:25

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that ants utilize a strategy to handle "information overload."

2012-04-12 09:26:18

Ant queens get better at laying eggs as they get older, researchers report in the Apr. 11 issue of the open access journal PLoS ONE.

Scientists Discover Key to Creating 'Supersoldier' Ants
2012-01-06 13:55:10

According to a new report published in the journal Science, an international team of researchers has found a way to program ants to become so-called “supersoldiers”.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]