Chemical warfare of stealthy silverfish
A co-evolutionary arms race exists between social insects and their parasites. Army ants (Leptogenys distinguenda) share their nests with several parasites such as beetles, snails and spiders. They also s ...
Mental time-travel in birds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain types of birds may track army ant swarms using sophisticated memory and the ability to plan for the future.
Some birds listen, instead of look, for mates
Looks can be deceiving, but certain bird species have figured out that a voice can tell them most of what they need to know to find the right mate.
Orphan army ants join nearby colonies
(PhysOrg.com) -- Colonies of army ants, whose long columns and marauding habits are the stuff of natural-history legend, are usually antagonistic to each other, attacking soldiers from rival colonies in border ...
Chimpanzees develop 'specialized tool kits' to catch army ants
Chimpanzees in the Congo have developed specialised 'tool kits' to forage for army ants, reveals new research published today in the American Journal of Primatology. This not only provides the first direct ...