Latest Queen ant Stories
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 mimic ants' acoustic signals to aid in the infiltration of their host colonies
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
Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies.
Ants grow the size of their thoracic segments differently according to the specialized tasks they will perform as adults.
For the first time, scientists have measured how successfully a queen ant establishes new colonies.
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.
Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that ants utilize a strategy to handle "information overload."
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.
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”.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).