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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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Creature Feature: Ants Don’t Have Traffic Jams

Creature Feature: Ants Don’t Have Traffic Jams | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Drivers in Miami, Florida, spend almost 50 hours a year stuck in traffic. New York City drivers spend close to 60 hours. Washington, DC, drivers honk their horns for a whopping 65 hours per year. The leafcutter ant? Zero hours. Ants avoid traffic jams all while carrying food for their colonies, navigating miles of terrain, and coordinating with tens of thousands of other ants.
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Study: Some Ants Have More Taste for Human Food Than Others

Study: Some Ants Have More Taste for Human Food Than Others | All About Ants | Scoop.it

It's not just people who love the food in New York City. So do certain ants. 

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Researchers nearly double the size of worker ants

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Researchers have changed the size of a handful of Florida ants by chemically modifying their DNA, rather than by changing its encoded information. The work is the latest advance from a field known as epigenetics and may help explain how the insects—despite their high degree of genetic similarity—grow into the different varieties of workers needed in a colony.

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

Super-strong ant shows its power by lifting body of creature twice its size | All About Ants | Scoop.it
 

 

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

Fire Ants Hitched Ride Around Globe on 16th-Century Ships | All About Ants | Scoop.it

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

Tiny ant picks up caterpillar using just its jaws | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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

The Cliff-Diving Ant of Madagascar Heroically Protects its Nest | All About Ants | Scoop.it

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

Ants Usually Turn Left While Exploring | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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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Watch: Ants Use Giant Jaws to Catapult Out of Death Trap

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Trap-jaw ants can escape predators' sand pits by using their powerful jaws to fling themselves away from danger, a new study finds.
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Leaf Cutter Ants Cause Sink Hole in Lexington, Texas Neighborhood

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Cutter Ants Cause Sink Hole in Neighborhood
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AntWeb: Online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants

AntWeb: Online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on 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

Ants are more than just convenience food to young spiders | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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

The world’s best restaurant is serving quivering shrimp covered with ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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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

Bears Munching on Ants Indirectly Help Plants | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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

Fungus Farming Ants Selectively Grow Their Crops | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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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