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Posts tagged Ants

April 16, 2018

 

A Cottonwood, A Beaver, And A Beetle

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

December 22, 2017

 

Army ants in Peru.

The Garbage Collectors Of The Rainforests

Ants are responsible for removing more than half of the waste on rainforest floors.

April 4, 2017

 

Scientists hope that by studying how addiction works in social insects like ants, they can learn new ways to treat addiction in humans.

Ants Addicted To Morphine

Ants are, so far, the only non-mammal species that demonstrate drug-seeking behavior.

November 3, 2016

 

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The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

September 23, 2016

 

Insects. They're yuck to humans but yum to other animals.

A World Without Insects

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

August 4, 2016

 

Ants and other insects have

Arthropod House Guests

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

April 18, 2016

 

fire ants in the southwest leave their nests and form a large mass around the queen and her brood, and basically act like a living raft that floats until the waters recede

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

 

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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

 

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European Fire Ants Wreaking Havoc

Invasive ants promote the growth of invasive plants.

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