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Ants Genetic Engineering Leads To Species Interdependency

...ter ants, populations have been discovered inwhich queens mate with males of another species to produce gene...nts are generally found in two forms: reproductive queens andsterile workers. The role, or caste, of an individual is determined forlife at a certain stage in...

Sexual cooperation: Mating increases longevity in ant queens

...sburg, Germany, and Copenhagen, Denmark, show that queens of the social ant Cardiocondyla obscurior actually...ng and reproduction throughout their lifetime, ant queens in social species mate only during a short period early in life and store and use the sperm of their...

Beauty queens urge girls not to sacrifice their bones

Seven beauty queens from four continents today appealed to girls and y... with beauty at the expense of health. The beauty queens pointed out that the standard of beauty, even for beauty queens, is changing. They urged women and ...

Ants, not evil spirits, create devil's gardens in the Amazon rainforest, study finds

...5,000 queens, adding that the presence of multiple queens "undoubtedly contributes to colony longevity." Niche construction "The cultivation of devil's gardens by ants is an excellent example of niche construction," Frederickson says. "By killing plants of other species, the ant promotes the growth and ...

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

...ely active. Due to the emergence of colonies with queens responsible for reproduction, the ancestral foraging states were no longer linked to reproductive activity in worker bees, predicted Amdam. But the states could still influence foraging behavior, resulting in a division of labor between pollen-foragi...

Looking to a new era in bee research

...caste determination, which results in reproductive queens and largely sterile workers. They also address some of the challenges faced by honey bees, including analyses of disease resistant pathways and metabolic adaptations to an all floral diet. Several papers address ways that honey bee studies can p...

Queen bee promiscuity boosts hive health

...iple mates takes more time and energy and puts the queens at greater peril for predator attacks. "Even tho...Seeley. Specifically, Tarpy inseminated honeybee queens ( Apis mellifera ) with sperm from either a single drone or from 10 drones. Seeley then sprayed the ...

Undergraduate research shows leaderless honeybee organizing

...uld actually see how workers were interacting with queens inside a swarm cluster, where they are hanging in a tree. That was really interesting, because nobody had ever really been able to look at that before,” he noted. “What was interesting was how little attention the workers pay the queen – until it ...

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