Monthly Archives: September 2013

What do ants dream of?

Which animals actually sleep? Many people seem to think sleep is restricted to vertebrates such as lizards, birds and primates. But actually, insects sleep as well! Ants, being insects, are very interesting for studying sleeping behaviour, as they live underground. … Continue reading

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Ant police

The normal story about ants tells us that a colony is headed by one or more queens, who do all the reproducing, while the workers are sterile and do everything except reproducing. Of course, there are always exceptions in nature, … Continue reading

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Ant aristocracy

In ants, colonies are normally headed by one or several queens. The workers themselves are sterile and they do lots of different work. When they are young, they take care of the brood. However, when they get older, they take … Continue reading

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