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Posts tagged Ants

June 30, 2011


giant wooden ant

Zombie Ants Invade Brazilian Rainforests

Scientists have found zombie ants in the Brazilian rainforests.

April 5, 2011


ant crawling on fern plant

The Mystery Of The Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

September 10, 2010


acacia tree and ants

Acacia Trees Use Ants To Defend Against Elephants

An unusual partnership is happening on the African plain. The whistling-thorn acacia tree is using ants to defend against elephant attacks.

June 14, 2010



Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

November 17, 2009



Acacias, Ants And Elephants

Learn how acacias, ants and elephants work together to survive.

March 9, 2009


Ants harvesting nectar from aphids

The Original Ant Farm

Ants have been practicing agriculture for millions of years. Actually they can can milk certain insects like a farmer milking a cow.

September 15, 2008



The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

October 9, 2007


Army Ants Paving The Road

Learning from Ant Societies

Ants have an amazing ability to communicate with each other and work together to accomplish complex tasks. Humans should learn from them!

November 21, 2006


a group of marching ants on a rock

Ants on Stilts

We've all had ant troops visit us on our picnics. Find out more about the science behind the march of the ants.

May 22, 2006



Is That Bug Really a Bug?

True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.

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