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(EurekAlert)   Entomologists uncover fire ant matriarchy, kicking a hole in the entire "king of the hill" theory   (eurekalert.org) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ant, service of a single reproductive queen, colonies of tropical fire ants, Kip Lacy, way ant societies function, different social structures, queen colonies, greater genetic diversity  
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2019-04-15 06:09:42 PM  
Ants, bees and termites are all matriarchies.  This is NOT news.

/ This is FARK
 
2019-04-15 06:11:31 PM  
Kill all fire ants with fire.

/fire
 
2019-04-15 06:15:23 PM  
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2019-04-15 06:50:04 PM  
I don't take any particular pleasure in poison-bombing the fire ant mounds in my yard.

It's more like grim satisfaction.

/shake shake shake
//shake shake shake
///eat that poison ♫ little bastards ♪
 
2019-04-15 07:28:13 PM  

dionysusaur: Ants, bees and termites are all matriarchies.  This is NOT news.

 
2019-04-15 07:53:31 PM  
Researchers at the University of Georgia have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens

Good god, they're just now learning this?  This is pretty lay knowledge.

I guess next week they'll learn that the other fire ant species with the little volcano mounds nearby is there to eat them.
 
2019-04-15 08:10:23 PM  
-ahem-

Attenboroughs and the Empire of the Ants 2018| Ant Documentary| BBC
Youtube RdPsVpD6b08

 
2019-04-15 09:17:58 PM  
Hey Joe, what choo do fer a livin'?
I watch ants f@ck.  Oh, and rite dees here storys n git payed.
 
2019-04-15 09:38:50 PM  
That's what they want you to think! - Dale Gribble...err....Rusty Shackleford.
 
2019-04-16 06:57:28 AM  
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2019-04-16 09:59:28 AM  
O christmas tree O christmas tree...
Largest Aluminum Fire Ant Colony Cast So Far (Cast #072)
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