"If we were to weigh all the ants in the world, they would weigh as much as all of the people," said wildlife presenter Chris Packham recently in BBC Four's The Wonder Of Animals: Ants. But is this statement true?
Master Gardener: Tips help distinguish termites from ants, create plan of action Tulsa World 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.
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.
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.
For the past two weeks, I have been at war against a seemingly endless pint-size army. "The Argentine ant is a species introduced to our environment - and it has invaded our ant fauna," said Brian Fisher, curator of entomology at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Smithsonian Science This Ant Species May Support a Controversial Theory on Evolution Smithsonian (blog) German researcher Christian Rabeling was digging up ant colonies on a college campus in Brazil when he found something unexpected—certain ants...
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…