Secret Site Map
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Home News Corpse Removal Helps Ants Survive, Study Suggests

Corpse Removal Helps Ants Survive, Study Suggests

Ants

According to a study published July 8 in the journal Biology Letters, common red ants (Myrmica rubra) that were prevented from removing their nestmates' corpses died more frequently than those allowed to bring out their dead.

| July 9, 2014

According to a study published Tuesday in the journal Biology Letters, common red ants (Myrmica rubra) that were prevented from removing their nestmates' corpses died more frequently than those allowed to bring out their dead, National Geographic reports.

The tiny ants—each roughly the size of a medium-grain rice kernel—live under rocks and logs in densely packed colonies. More than a thousand worker ants can be found in a single nest.

These insects reap many benefits from group living, as they work together to gather food, care for their queen, and defend their nest.

But the situation also puts them at risk of being hit by disease epidemics: If one individual in the colony comes down with an illness, the blight can spread rapidly. This places a premium on good hygiene.

Click here to read more.

Source: National Geographic

Top news

Man Burned Trying to Kill Bed Bugs Inside Rental Car

Police say a Long Island man set his rental car ablaze while trying to kill bed bugs inside the vehicle.

Arrow Exterminating's Kennedy Retiring After 55 Years

Joseph Kennedy was hired by Bernard Stegman in August 1960.

Million-Dollar Club Virtual Event Coming Next Month

PCT is hosting the upcoming Million-Dollar Club Virtual Conference. Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators and scheduled for May 20, the event will focus on business development/growth initiatives specifically for pest management companies in the $750,000 to $1.25 million range.

PCT’s Moreland Named UPFDA Malcolm Stack Integrity Award Winner

The award was established in 2005 to honor those individuals within pest control who demonstrate a commitment to the industry and carry themselves with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

FMC Corporation Completes Acquisition of Cheminova A/S

FMC completed the acquisition of Cheminova for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.8 billion, including assumption of debt.

x