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Ants make tough choices better when working in groups, study says

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Our society often touts teamwork, but when faced with an easy task, groups may actually perform worse than individuals – at least when the group is made up of Temnothorax rugatulus ants.
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Hydrogel baits offer novel way to manage invasive ants

Hydrogel baits offer novel way to manage invasive ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Water-storing crystals known as hydrogels can effectively deliver pesticide bait to invasive Argentine ants, quickly decimating a colony.

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Ants are more than just convenience food to young spiders

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Harvester ants are more than just a convenient snack for the southern European spider, Euryopis episinoides.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-02-ants-convenience-food-young-spiders.html#jCpHarvester ants are more than just a convenient snack for the southern European spider, Euryopis episinoides.

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Ants Maintain 'Toilets' in Their Nests, First-Ever Study Shows

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Ants Maintain 'Toilets' in Their Nests, First-Ever Study Shows
Designated bathrooms may keep the colony healthy or feed its young.
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Friend, foe or queen? Study highlights the complexities of ant perception

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The world’s best restaurant is serving quivering shrimp covered with ants

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Pitcher plants in Borneo appear to be smarter than the ants that they trap

Pitcher plants in Borneo appear to be smarter than the ants that they trap | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Pitcher plants in Borneo appear to be smarter than the ants that they trap
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Off with Their Heads! Tiny Flies Decapitate Ants for Dinner

Off with Their Heads! Tiny Flies Decapitate Ants for Dinner | All About Ants | Scoop.it

There are tiny tropical flies that turn fire ants into zombies with larvae that eat the ant's brain. But wait: This fly story gets even better. Researchers have discovered a related group of female flies that bite off ant heads and then haul them away for dinner.

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Bears Munching on Ants Indirectly Help Plants

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A link uncovered by a graduate student shows that plants have bears to thank for trimming them of ants — and another pesky species

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Fungus Farming Ants Selectively Grow Their Crops

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Little did you know that humans were not the first farmers. A lineage of ants based in South America has been known to cultivate their own food using a selective process that produces a high-yield fungus. Now researchers have found that not only have these ants been doing this for the greater part of 50 million years, but they have actually improved the practice over time.
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These ant queens compete with other species by becoming ‘sperm parasites’

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These ant queens compete with other species by becoming ‘sperm parasites’
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Study: Big-headed ants grow bigger when faced with fierce competitors

Study: Big-headed ants grow bigger when faced with fierce competitors | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Big-headed ants get their name from the soldier ants, left, which are larger than other workers and have disproportionately sized heads.

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The ant that is the hottest insect in the world

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One record-breaking ant can survive the hottest temperatures on earth
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Ants blamed for traffic signal damage

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The city of Visalia is readying to repair significant damage to signals at a busy intersection that public works officials say was caused by ants. Repairs could cost up to $10,000

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Super-strong ant shows its power by lifting body of creature twice its size

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Fire Ants Hitched Ride Around Globe on 16th-Century Ships

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Spanish ships spread tropical fire ants around the globe in the 16th century, according to new research about one of the first worldwide invasive species.

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Tiny ant picks up caterpillar using just its jaws

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The determined weaver ant bumped into the green insect while walking across a branch in Sambas, Indonesia, and while continuing to walk along the branch, effortlessly picked it up in its jaws.
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On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup

On The Ant Highway, There's Never A Backup | All About Ants | Scoop.it
A team of Indian physicists has made a mathematical model that purports to explain why ants don't have traffic jams. NPR's Joe Palca explains as
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The Cliff-Diving Ant of Madagascar Heroically Protects its Nest

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Dr. Fisher and his colleagues painstakingly observed the new species’ bold defense against invaders — a behavior they call “cliff-jumping” in the journal Insectes Sociaux.

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Ants Usually Turn Left While Exploring

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It's a sinister version of human's tendency towards right-handedness
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Ants clean tons of trash from New York City streets each year

Ants clean tons of trash from New York City streets each year | All About Ants | Scoop.it
New research says ants and other insects play a significant role in cleaning up after the city's litterbugs
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Chimpanzees have favourite tools for hunting ants

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The behaviour of West African chimps using Alchornea hirtella shoots to hunt fierce army ants (pictured) was captured on camera in Guinea's Nimba Mountains.
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California Highway Patrol officer saves man's life in ant attack

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Ant attack brings CHP officer to the rescue
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Ants have big impact on environment as 'ecosystem engineers'

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Research on the impact of ants on their local environment has revealed they play an important role. They have a dual effect on their local ecosystem which affects both the density and diversity of other species around them, including animals much higher up the food chain.
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