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Desert ants use magnetic cues to return home

March 11th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 11 (IANS) Foraging desert ants seem to find their way back home even if the barren environment is bereft of landmarks. Apart from visual cues and odours, ants ... Read more...

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Desert ant in Tunisia first animal known to navigate by stereo smell

March 2nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that desert ants in Tunisia are the first animals known to navigate by stereo smell.According to a report by BBC News, ... Read more...

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Lost desert ants use distance walked to find way back home

February 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 22 (IANS) A lost desert ant will use the distance it went on its foraging excursion to sense its way home safely, cleverly and as speedily as it can, according ... Read more...

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World’s smallest parrot filmed in wild for first time

September 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): The world's smallest parrot, which is not much bigger than an adult person's thumb, has been filmed in the wild for the first time.According to a report by ... Read more...

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Desert ants can smell their way home

February 27th, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A new research has suggested that desert ants input both local smells and visual cues into their navigation systems to guide them home.Until now, researchers thought that ... Read more...

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Heroic ants sacrifice their lives to safeguard nest

September 30th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 30 (ANI): While studying social insect behaviour, researchers from the Agricultural University of Krakow, Poland, discovered a remarkable example of self-sacrifice in a species of ant found in Brazil. They ... Read more...

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