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Ants promptly dispose off dead to protect colony

May 6th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Ants promptly dispose off their dead to protect the colony from infection. But how do they know an ant is dead? The understanding among entomologists (who study insects) was ... Read more...

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How ants identify dead nestmates

May 6th, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A dead ant is usually identified by its nestmates and removed from the colony, thus limiting the risk of colony infection by pathogens from the corpse. But how ... Read more...

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