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Falling ants glide back to trunk to avoid dangers of forest floor

... also pretty good at it, as are several species of carpenter ants he recently dropped. "There are three species of Cephalotes that also occur in the States ?one in Arizona, one in Texas, and one in the Florida Keys," he noted. "I'd like to get up there and drop those to see what they do." "Steve's first obse...

A bug's life: Exceptional genomic stability yet rapid protein evolution in a carpenter ant mutualist

...ont that is specifically associated with the black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus). In order to trace...nnsylvanicus genome to the sequence from a related carpenter ant mutualist, B. floridanus. Although the two Blochmannia species diverged between 16 and 20 milli...

Sociality of sweat bees evolved simultaneously during climate change

...r traits). Eusocial animals include honey, bumble, carpenter and sweat (halictid) bees, ants, termites, many wasps as well as certain kinds of shrimp and the naked mole rat. Danforth's study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Scienc...

ASU researchers find link between social behavior, maternal traits in bees

...or nectar and pollen. Other species of bees, like carpenter bees, do not engage in social behavior and instead lead solitary lives. This has prompted researchers to look into how social structures and divisions of labor have arisen in bees from their solitary ancestors. Amdam's research supports the idea that...

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