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21

Aug

Fungus uses zombie ants to trap other antsAnts naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.

Fungus uses zombie ants to trap other ants
Ants naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.

04

Aug

Can ants save the world from climate change?When ants make limestone, they end up capturing tiny bits of carbon in the limestone, and this lessens the amount in our atmosphere.

Can ants save the world from climate change?
When ants make limestone, they end up capturing tiny bits of carbon in the limestone, and this lessens the amount in our atmosphere.

03

Jul

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closetScientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

Newfound wasp has actual ant skeletons in its closet
Scientists theorize that the smell of the ants, even after death, helps to scare off predators, thus offering the wasps extra protection.

26

Jun

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

18

Mar

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard.

13

Jan

'Pillage Ant' plunders acorn castles, makes slaves of other insectsThe newly discovered ants appear to have a ‘chemical camouflage’ that hides them from their fellow ants until it’s too late.

'Pillage Ant' plunders acorn castles, makes slaves of other insects
The newly discovered ants appear to have a ‘chemical camouflage’ that hides them from their fellow ants until it’s too late.

24

Dec

The dirty way that ants stay cleanA particular species of ant has evolved to secrete a sanitation goo that it then applies to other members of its brood.

The dirty way that ants stay clean
A particular species of ant has evolved to secrete a sanitation goo that it then applies to other members of its brood.

03

Jul

13 natural remedies for the ant invasionAnts are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

13 natural remedies for the ant invasion
Ants are making their way into homes this time of year. Thankfully there are natural pest control methods to help you cope with and eliminate the problem. Plus, many of the solutions use what you already have in your cupboard!

26

Jun

Why ‘crazy ants’ swarm inside electronicsSince their introduction to the U.S. in 2002, the South American tawny crazy ant has been terrorizing home owners (and their electronics) with greater frequency.

Why ‘crazy ants’ swarm inside electronics
Since their introduction to the U.S. in 2002, the South American tawny crazy ant has been terrorizing home owners (and their electronics) with greater frequency.

20

Jun

Why do army ants commit suicide?The bizarre ant “death spiral” is an evolutionary trap.

Why do army ants commit suicide?
The bizarre ant “death spiral” is an evolutionary trap.