A researcher studying termites' digging techniques says that understanding individual roles in collective activities can shine a light on the evolution of such behavior and how social insects perform simple tasks to ultimately construct complex structures.
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Most insects use chemical signals for a wide variety of functions, such as communicating species and sex. Social insects, such as ants that live in colonies, can also differentiate the […]
Scientists in Australia have shown for the first time that when insect larvae follow a leader to forage for food, both leaders and followers benefit, growing much faster than if […]