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Slave-making Ants Go After the Strong Rather Than the Weak

June 17th, 2016

Scientists used to assume that slavemaker ants would target weak colonies when sending their raiding parties to steal away pupae. However, they have recently discovered that they actually choose to go after fewer stronger colonies rather than targeting more weak ones. The ants associate strong defenses with stronger ant populations. By choosing to go after…

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Ant School Teachers

May 11th, 2016

Ant School Teachers Human adults teach their young how to fend for themselves in this world through demonstration and hands on activities. Apparently, adult ants teach their young pupils in much the same way, taking them out on foraging quests and teaching them how to find food. A new study revealed that ants teach their…

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Many Allergic to Fire Ant’s Sting Don’t Get Preventive Shots

March 6th, 2013

USNews.com: Many Allergic To Fire Ant’s Sting Don’t Get Preventive Shots For some people, a sting from the ubiquitous fire ant can provoke potentially severe reactions, but a new study finds that only one-third of people with such allergies get shots that can ease the danger. “Patients are fearful of the injections, and often feel…

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WCNC-TV (Charlotte, NC): Airport Uses Coffee Grounds to Keep Ants Away

November 1st, 2011

Would you use coffee grounds to keep the ants away? Fire ant control

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Ant Control ~ Bug Busters USA

July 22nd, 2010

Ant Control

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Ants forecast forests’ future

June 28th, 2010

Ants and other insects may not be the first things you spot on a walk in the woods, but N.C. State biologist Rob Dunn believes they have something important to say about the future of forests under climate change. In forests in North Carolina and Massachusetts, Dunn and his colleagues built a series of 15-foot-wide…

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