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Be Glad You’re Not an Ant – No Sex January 15, 2009

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment.
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To the long list of reasons you should be glad you’re not an ant, add this: You’d have to forget about having sex. You’d also have to forget about even trying. Sneak off for a little insectile assignation and the other members of the colony would know immediately — and attack you for it. Entomologists have long known this was the practice in the ant world, but what they didn’t know is the forensic science that allows the community to uncover the crime. Now, thanks to a study in the current issue of Cell Biology, they do.

via First Rule of the Ant Colony: No Hanky-Panky – TIME.

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