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The slave rebellion among ants

AntsNotwithstanding centuries of waste plan of social parasitism, ants, slave owners often have to deal with unruly ants slaves who no longer take care of the manor posterity, if not kill the larvae of the owners.

We tend to think of ants as a tireless worker, working for the benefit of their own colony. However, unusually developed capacities for self-organization have led to the fact that many species of ants switched to a kind of social parasitism.
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Historical, miracles, Mysterious, Nature


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Carnivorous plant has entered into a symbiosis with ants

antsA mutually beneficial cooperation between the dwelling on the ants Components Schmitt Borneo and nepenthes carnivorous plants found Biologists. This is the first known case of mutual ism between insects and insectivorous plants. The work of scientists published in the journal PLOS ONE.
Nepenthe inhabits nutrient-poor peat bogs and forced to obtain nitrogen and other elements of the insects that fall into a kind of a pitcher with digestive enzymes. It turns out that this plant helps other predatory insects – ants.
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Nature


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