Ants

Researchers Suggest Ants Need Work-Life Balance

Researchers Suggest Ants Need Work-Life Balance

January 24, 2017

As humans, we constantly strive for a good work-life balance. New findings by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology suggest that ants, long perceived as the workaholics of the insect world, do the same. Read More

New Research Provides Clues into Ant Communication

New Research Provides Clues into Ant Communication

April 22, 2016

Arizona State University researchers developed a new computer model to manipulate several ant behaviors and to see how they affected the social structure of a colony. This model explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants. Read More

Ants Turn Mortal Enemies into Allies

Ants Turn Mortal Enemies into Allies

March 23, 2016

In a new study funded in part by a National Geographic Society/Waitt Fund Grant and published in Behavioral Ecology, researchers found that victorious colonies might offset this challenge by recruiting members of the losing colonies to help. Read More

UCR Researchers Develop New Method to Stop Argentine Ants

UCR Researchers Develop New Method to Stop Argentine Ants

March 8, 2016

University of California, Riverside researchers may have found a better, more environmentally friendly way to stop the procession of Argentine ants, which have been spreading across the United States for the past few decades, despite pest control efforts. Read More

Trap-Jaw Ants Jump with Their Legs, Too

Trap-Jaw Ants Jump with Their Legs, Too

December 8, 2015

Scientists recently discovered a trap-jaw species that leaps with its legs, a behavior that is extremely rare in ants and previously unknown in the trap-jaw family, Discovery News reports. Read More

Tropical Fire Ant Movement Traced to Spanish Ships

Tropical Fire Ant Movement Traced to Spanish Ships

December 4, 2015

A genetic investigation of tropical fire ants has revealed insights into the history of their movement across the globe and voyage to America, according to collaborative research between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and university scientists. Read More