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Fire Ant Rafts

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2017

The invasive insects weathered extreme climatic conditions by banding together and riding out Hurricane Harvey's flood waters.

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image: Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia

Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia

By Steve Graff | November 1, 2017

These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.

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image: Check Out This 3-D Interactive Fire Ant Model

Check Out This 3-D Interactive Fire Ant Model

By The Scientist Staff | October 31, 2017

Explore the many facets of this invasive species.

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Kate Yandell | August 21, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: “Social” Chromosome Discovered

“Social” Chromosome Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | January 16, 2013

Researchers identify a chromosome in ants that influences colony social structure and, much like the mammalian Y sex chromosome, doesn’t recombine.

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