Ants
Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceou...
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Devil Frog Vomits Up A New Ant Species
Sometimes scientists make discoveries in the strangest of places. Like the belly of a poison frog.
Ants: Both Solid-Like And Liquid-Like
Collections of ants have a remarkable ability to change shapes and tasks based on the demands of their environment. When floodwaters hit, they self-assemble and form rafts to stay alive. They can also...
In Colonies, Some Lucky Ants Get The Job Of Doing Nothing
Entomologists are trying to explain why approximately half of each ant colony’s members are consistently doing nothing. In our fast-paced society, it's difficult to imagine a reality where somebody's ...
Metallic Gels Produce Tunable Light Emission
Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors — even pure white light — and whose output can be tuned to respond to a wide variety of exter...
Giant Ant Hill Excavated
Ants! Natures Secret Power A giant ant colony is pumped full of concrete, then excavated to reveal the complexity of its inner structure.
Ants use 'combs' and 'brushes' to groom their antenna
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have discovered that ants use three types of hair and bristles on their front legs to meticulously clean dirt from their antennae.
Supersniffing Ants Smell Things Humans Can't
Study reveals that these insects have a 'high-definition ability' to detect tiny chemical changes in the pheromones other ants give off.
Hundred of ants towing a millipedes
In Thailand, two men filmed ants currently creating a channel to increase their pulling power to drag their meal. These sturdy black ants gather their strength and will to move a centipede up their an...
Will factories of the future be run by robotic ants?
Factories of the future could be operated by thousands of tiny machines working together in swarms, rather than by a handful of humans and large, specialised robots. German engineering firm Festo, whi...
25 year experiment shows ants can break down minerals, sequester CO2
If you want a role model for work ethic in the animal kingdom, you’d do well to pick the ant. Maintaining tunnels, gathering food, and defending the colony are all in a solid day’s work. Now you might...
The ants whose multi-coloured abdomens show exactly what they've been eating
Mohamed Babu, 53, a scientist from Mysore, in South India, set up these stunning photographs after his wife, spotted ants turned white after drinking milk.
Ants - Nature's Secret Power (Full)
They have inhabited our planet for millions of years, and yet no living creature seems more alien to us. Award-winning cameraman Wolfgang Thaler and Bert Hoe...
Queen ant - BBC Video
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Ants - Red Fire Ants
Teamwork helps fire ants reproduce, take down prey, and strip bones clean. See All National Geographic Videos http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/?sour...
Ant colony
An ant colony is the basic family unit around which ants organize their lifecycle. Ant colonies are eusocial, and are very much like those found in other social Hymenoptera, though the various groups ...
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Queen ant
A queen ant is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony; generally she will be the mother of all the other ants in that colony. Some female ants do not need to mate to produce offspring, repr...
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Nuptial flight
Winged ants in Finland.Nuptial flight is an important phase in the reproduction of most ant, termite, and some bee species. During the flight, virgin queens mate with males and then land to start a ...
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Ant-fungus mutualism
Ant–fungus mutualism is a symbiosis seen in certain ant and fungal species, in which ants actively cultivate fungus much like humans farm crops as a food source. In some species, the ants and fungi ar...
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Ant venom
Ant venom is any of, or a mixture of, irritants and toxins inflicted by ants. Most ants spray or inject a venom, the main constituent of which is formic acid only in the case of subfamily Formicinae...
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Myrmecophagy
Myrmecophagy is a feeding behavior defined by the consumption of termites or ants, particularly as pertaining to those animal species whose diets are largely or exclusively composed of said insect typ...
Myrmecology
Myrmecology (/mɜrmɨˈkɒlədʒi/; from Greek: μύρμηξ, myrmex, "ant" and λόγος, logos, "study") is the scientific study of ants, a branch of entomology. Some early myrmecologists considered ant society as...
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Ant subfamilies
Ants (family Formicidae in the order Hymenoptera) are the most species-rich of all social insects, with more than 12,000 described species and many others awaiting description. Formicidae is divided i...
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Leiningen Versus the Ants
"Leiningen Versus the Ants" by Carl Stephenson is a classic short story published in the December 1938 edition of Esquire. It is a translation, probably by Stephenson himself, of "Leiningens Kampf mi...
Leiningen Versus the Ants - Wikipedia
Ants: Both Solid-Like And Liquid-Like
Collections of ants have a remarkable ability to change shapes and tasks based on the demands of their environment. When floodwaters hit, they self-assemble and form rafts to stay alive. They can also...
Mermithergate
A mermithergate is an ant worker that has a changed appearance as a result of a Enoplia nematode infection. The word was coined by William M. Wheeler in 1910. It is a combination of the nematode genus...
Mermithergate - Wikipedia
Ants: Both Solid-Like And Liquid-Like
Collections of ants have a remarkable ability to change shapes and tasks based on the demands of their environment. When floodwaters hit, they self-assemble and form rafts to stay alive. They can also...