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Appreciating Insects: a Local Field Guide to Ants

A group of New England biologists and ecologists have put together a detailed field guide for those who prefer to train their attention on the ground, instead: helping to distinguish the segmented bodies, toothed mandibles, and stinger positionings of local ants.

 

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ants from the University of Illinois Extension
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When Crazy Ants Brawl With Fire Ants, They Produce a Substance Never Found Before in Nature

When Crazy Ants Brawl With Fire Ants, They Produce a Substance Never Found Before in Nature | All About Ants | Scoop.it
When crazy ants and fire ants brawl, something incredible happens.
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Could ants change the course of climate change?

Could ants change the course of climate change? | All About Ants | Scoop.it
These small insects may have a big impact on soil components that help cool the Earth
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The useful versatility of the humble ant

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Ants can be used by other animals for a variety of purposes, including as camouflage and home security systems
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Aggressive Trap-Jaw Ants From South America Invade Gulf Coast

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An aggressive type of trap-jaw ant with a mighty bite is gaining ground in the U.S. southeast, new research finds.
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Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action

Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action
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A: Ants and termites are similar in appearance and usually do not have wings. However, both may develop wings to aid in searching for a new colony site.
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Two Brains are Better than One: Ant Colonies Optimize their Search for Food

Two Brains are Better than One: Ant Colonies Optimize their Search for Food | All About Ants | Scoop.it
The old adage "two brains are better than one" could not be more true for the seemingly unintelligent ant. Scientists have taken a closer look at these insects' movements and found that while individually they seem random, together they are organized in a way that allows the colony to efficiently search for food.
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The Ant Queen Is Dead. Let the Battles Begin.

The Ant Queen Is Dead. Let the Battles Begin. | All About Ants | Scoop.it
For Indian jumping ants, the death of the matriarch sets up a struggle to determine which workers will get to have children.
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Penn State researchers believe ants can offer human-disease insights

Penn State researchers believe ants can offer human-disease insights | All About Ants | Scoop.it
What can ants teach us about the transmission and spread of human disease? Perhaps a lot, according to a team of researchers who recently received a grant of more than $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation to explore this question.
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Animal Planet Live - Leafcutter Ant Cam

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Watch the Leafcutter Ant Cam on Animal Planet LIVE, the web's top destination for Animal Planet programming and live animal cameras.

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Six Surprising Facts About Ants

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The ant world is a lot more complicated than you might think.
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Plants compete for friendly ants

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Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. New research has recently demonstrated that ant-dispersed plants (myrmecochores) compete for ant dispersers by staggering seed release.
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Ants Shape Thoraces to Match Tasks They Perform

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Ants Shape Thoraces to Match Tasks They Perform
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Jan. 7, 2014 — Scientists have discovered that the specialization of queen and worker ants goes beyond the presence or absence of wings.
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Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid

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A mass of fire ants can act like a fluid or a solid, depending on the situation. It’s the first time this duality had been observed in a group of living things.
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Carpenter ants live in wood

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Have you ever looked into an old tree cavity and seen large ants? You are likely looking at carpenter ants...

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Huge nest of rare super ants with fatal attraction to electricity spotted in a UK home

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A huge nest of rare super ants, known to feast on electric cables, has been found in the UK.
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Geography in the News: Fire Ants, Surviving and Thriving

Geography in the News: Fire Ants, Surviving and Thriving | All About Ants | Scoop.it
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Fire Ants: Surviving and Thriving Summer is in full swing and an invasive pest is making life miserable for residents, visitors and native and domestic animals across the southern United States. Fire ants have an incredible ability to survive and geographically expand their territories…
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Join the School of Ants

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The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools.

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When Fire Ants Build Rafts, There Are No Free Loaders

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When fire ants form floating balls, not a single leg or antennae goes to waste
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Fire ants result in fire call in Cleveland, Georgia

Fire ants result in fire call in Cleveland, Georgia | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Cleveland and White County firefighters were called to a possible house fire on Oakwood Court in the city around midnight Saturday, but what was discovered wasn't a fire.

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Artist Ollie Palmer on staging an 'ant ballet

Artist Ollie Palmer on staging an 'ant ballet | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Artist and designer Ollie Palmer has developed technology that he hopes will allow him to stage an "ant ballet".

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Ant farmers of Indonesia

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In Indonesia, ant eggs in demand as an alternative food rich in protein and vitamins
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Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants'

Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants' | All About Ants | Scoop.it
This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, taking out homes and electrical circuits that are in the way.
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In a Flood, Ants Really Come Together

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To protect their queen and her brood, the insects link themselves to form a raft.
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Try to Make an Ant Get Lost Experiment

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Ants, like spiders, rodents, and humans, keep track of where they are, where they’re going, and how to get there. Can you make an ant get lost?
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A Showy Beetle That Befriends Ants

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A newly discovered beetle species from the lowland rain forests of French Guiana stands out from its relatives in the Western Hemisphere because of its large size and rich colors.
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