November 23, 2018

 This story shows that ants are a bit considerate to their colleagues when it comes to sickness. Unlike my school friends, they'll keep themselves away from the rest of the workers and prevent diseases from spreading.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2186140-sick-an...

November 21, 2018

 These ants are rather creepy. Formica archboldi ants keep the dismembered limbs and decapitated heads of their prey.

The ants spray their victims with formic acid to immobilize them and then they're dragged back to the nest to be dismembered.

https://www.smithsonianmag....

November 12, 2018

 An interesting study on the interactions of ants and plants.

The study looks at how ants and plants use each other for resources.

Who gets the best deal out the relationship?

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/fm-hpe110718.php

September 24, 2018

 Desert ants have an amazing odour memory and are able to remember these smells for the rest of their lives.

This study shows how the ants are able to remember the different scents they come across.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924153418.htm

July 12, 2017

Fire ants are well known for their acrobatics and collective intelligence, here's a video that perfectly shows those abilities.

These fire ants form a tower as a temporary shelter until they're able to build an underground nest.

The research found that the tower is const...

June 10, 2017

An extremely rare ant has been found alive.

Previously the only Tyrannomyrmex rex (T. rex for short) ants were found dead. Now a live colony has been found in Singapore.

The ants are named after their ferocious namesake due to their tiny mandibles reminding the entomolog...

May 11, 2017

This is a close view of a trap-jaw ant baby.

Scientists used an electron microscope to get detailed views of the baby ants.

The spikes and other protuberances are used to attach the baby to the walls and ceiling of the nest while they develop into grown ants.

http://www.l...

April 24, 2017

A newly discovered ant has been named after the band Radiohead, this is in honour of their efforts towards conservation and climate change awareness.

Sericomyrmex radioheadi is found in South America. It grows it's own food and is covered with filaments of white crystal...

April 12, 2017

New research has found an ant species that rescues their injured.

Megaponera analis ants live in Africa and live on termites. The research found that when the ants were injured when out gathering termites, that other colony members would carry them back to the nest to h...

April 1, 2017

Keeping ants as pets seems to be taking off in Singapore.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/ants-pets-fad-catching-singapore

A local news story interviews various people on how they started their hobby.

It's great to see people taking an interest in ant keeping.

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