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Chemical profile of ants adapts rapidly

The bodies of ants and other insects are covered with a thin, wax-like layer that protects them from desiccation and enables them to exchange information, in social insects, for instance, to differentiate between enemies ...

dateAug 11, 2017 in Evolution
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Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

A study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining ...

dateAug 09, 2017 in Ecology
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Decoding ants' coat of many odors

It's a waxy layer that covers their bodies and is the source of the complex aromas that ants use to communicate. These odorant blends act like biochemical uniforms, identifying individual ants by caste, colony and species. ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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