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Cross-dressing ants

Ant males are normally a very overlooked type of ant. They generally don’t look much like an ant at all (see for example Alex Wild’s ant male pictures), don’t go outside except for mating, and die immediately after mating, making … Continue reading

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Mimics don’t fool each other (much)!

Ants are highly aggressive, and many species like to avoid them. Some animals make use of this fact, by trying to look like an ant to make sure predators will avoid them. Take for example this Sphecotypus spider. As you … Continue reading

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Uh oh…I’m starting to look like fruit!

Remember the gliding ant Cephalotes? This ant lives in tropical forests in South America. They eat many things, one of them being bird-poop. However, it turns out that the eating of this poop carries some risks with it! In it, … Continue reading

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