Ants: Page: 4

This is page 4 of the Ants posts on Science, Space & Robots.

Leaf-cutter Ants Carry Candy Hearts for Valentine's Day
Zoos will often give animals gifts like watermelons and pumpkins on special occasions. (February 25, 2012)

Scientists Grow Supersoldier Ants
Researchers at McGill University have grown supersoldier ants in different species of pheidole ants. (January 5, 2012)

Silverfish Use Chemical Mimicry to Obtain Free Food and Shelter Inside Army Ant Nests
New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology indicates that kleptoparasitic silverfish (Malayatelura ponerophila) cover themselves in the scent of Army ants (Leptogenys distinguenda) so they can live in their nests and eat their food. (December 1, 2011)

Baby Elephant Arrives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo After Nearly Two Year Gestation Period
A baby Asian elephant arrived at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in London earlier this month after a nearly two year gestation period by his mother, Azizah. (October 28, 2011)

Swarms of Flying Ants Invade Oahu
Swarms of flying ants are annoying some Oahu residents. (October 27, 2011)

Parasitoid Wasps Filmed Attacking Ants From the Air For First Time
Tiny parasitoid wasps (less than 2. (August 29, 2011)

The Winter Ant Poisons Its Enemies With Toxin Secreted From Its Abdomen
Chemical warfare exists in the ant world. (August 14, 2011)

Gliding Ants Can Direct Their Descent if They Fall From a Tree
Gliding ants build nests in trees in the Amazon. (June 25, 2011)

Video: Amazing Seed Plants Itself
Seeds of the Erodium cicutarium, a plant related to geraniums, can plant themselves. (May 28, 2011)

Antlion Larvae Build Pits to Capture Ants
This video from National Geographic shows how antlion larvae capture ants. (May 13, 2011)

Video Shows How Fire Ants Form Living Rafts in Water
Fire ants are known for their ability to survive floods by clinging together in a floating ball or fire ant raft. (April 26, 2011)

Alien Plants May Bloom Black on Worlds With Two or More Stars
Jack O'Malley-James of the University of St Andrews says plants on an Earth-like planet with or two or three suns would appear black or grey. (April 20, 2011)

Animation Explains Experiment That Proves Ants Can Count
This animation from NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd does a great job of explaining a recent experiment that proves desert ants recount their steps to find their way back home. (April 17, 2011)

Explorer Pat Spain Regrets Wearing Gloves of Venomous Ants
Explorer Pat Spain is searching the globe for mythical creatures. (March 6, 2011)

Face Transplants Carry Psychological and Physical Risks
The first partial face transplant was conducted in France in 2005. (December 20, 2008)

Scientists Discover 120 Million Year-Old Ant Species
Biologists have discovered a species of ant living in the Amazon that they believe has been around for 120 million years. (September 16, 2008)

Elephants Pass Mirror Self-awareness Test
The Washington Post reports that elephants have passed the mirror test. (October 30, 2006)

The Powerful Bite of Trap-Jaw Ants
Trap-jaw ants, Odontomachus bauri, have the fastest bite of any animal. (August 21, 2006)

Catastrophic Species Loss Occuring on Earth
Scientists say the Earth is currently experiencing a catastrophic period of animal loss that will continue to worsen. (July 24, 2006)

Organ Printing May Replace Transplants
The Deseret News has an article about bio-paper which may a step in the process needed for organ printing. (December 1, 2005)