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20% of worker ants are considered Lazy Ants

That a study revealed that 20% of worker ants in colonies contribute nothing and are considered “Lazy Ants”. An observation was conducted of three separate 30-strong colonies of black Japanese ants , according to Eisuke Hasegawa, an assistant researcher in evolutionary biology at Hokkaido University’s graduate school of agriculture, and his research team. The team transferred […]

there is a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants invades their brains

There is a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants invades their brains

Did you know that there’s a fungus in Thailand that attacks ants, invades their brains, and manipulates them to climb 25 cm up a tree and hang from a leaf on the northern side with their mandibles – perfect reproductive conditions for the fungus   Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) is a specialized fungal parasite that infects, manipulates […]