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Timid jumping spider uses ant as bodyguard

A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are also a favorite ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Ants in space

When NC State postdoc Clint Penick collected a group of pavement ants in a small mountain community in Western North Carolina last summer, he never dreamed they'd travel farther than his biology lab in Raleigh. Today, as ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Ant diversity marks grassland restoration progress

The more diverse the ant population, the closer a restored section of grassland is to its original state, according to Laura Winkler. The South Dakota State University graduate completed her master's degree in plant science, ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Ants protect acacia plants against pathogens

The biological term "symbiosis" refers to what economists and politicians usually call a win-win situation: a relationship between two partners which is beneficial to both. The mutualistic association between acacia plants ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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