Tag: colonies

Ant management video game examines colony behavior

January 23, 2018 By
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbIzqT1ZOLM&t=25s Slug Disco Studios released the early access version of its Empires of the Undergrowth ant colony management video game. To play, users construct an ant colony underground by building tunnels and chambers to store food and raise their young.... Read more»
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Are pharaoh ants leaders of the pack?

April 4, 2017 By
Pest Management Professional (PMP): (looking around) This is a pretty nice kitchen. Have you been here long? Pharaoh Ant (PA): (rather guarded) Not at all. I hitchhiked here when the owners brought in some vegetables from their garden. As for... Read more»
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Photo: Dr. Gerald Wegner, BCE

Thief ants: How they got their name

January 27, 2017 By
You have to wonder what thief ants (Solenopsis molesta) did to get their name. Swipe packs of gum from the grocery store checkout lane? Steal purses from old ladies? Actually, thief ants are named for their tendency to nest close... Read more»
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