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Posts tagged Ants

September 23, 2016

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

August 4, 2016

 

An ant crawling on a wooden table

Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University discovered we share our houses with hundreds of different arthropod species.

April 18, 2016

 

abstract painting with specks

Ants Out In the Rain

How do ants survive when it rains and their anthills get washed away? They're well prepped for emergency flooding.

December 23, 2015

 

sweat bee

Ant Attack!

Forager bees are vulnerable to attack while at check points waiting to re-enter the colony.

November 12, 2015

 

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Lazy Ants

Scientists think they know why some ants get the job done while others kick back and watch them work.

June 22, 2015

 

ants on a leaf

European Fire Ants Wreaking Havoc

Invasive ants promote the growth of invasive plants.

November 18, 2014

 

ants on branch

Los Ant-geles

Despite their immensely complex thoroughfares, ants never have traffic jams. How do they do it?

October 14, 2014

 

a closeup of beaver

A Cottonwood, a Beaver and a Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

September 25, 2014

 

termite colony  more photos from the Yasuni Research Station

Termite Turf

Termite colonies are fascinating microcosms of social order (that will eat you out of house and home).

July 3, 2014

 

An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

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