Photo: Alessandro Crespi How do you track the movement of hundreds or thousands of ants in a colony? With barcodes, of course! A team of Swiss scientists glued barcodes to hundreds of individual ants to record their movement to shed some light on the complexity of ant colonies
Just because a lizard can grow back its tail, doesn't mean it will be exactly the same. Researchers examined the anatomical and microscopic make-up of regenerated lizard tails and discovered that the new tails are quite different from the original ones.
A fire ant appears to be pulling off a one-handed breakdance move on a log. The insect held the pose - known as a hand freeze in breakdancing circles - for 30 seconds. Robertus Agung Sudiatmokos photographed the unusual sight using a macro lens in the village of Cibinong, Indonesia.
Black Bulldog Ants (Mymercia) also known as bull ants, inch ants, sergeant ants, jumper ants or jack-jumpers (although jack jumper only applies to members of the M. pilosula species group) can grow over 40mm.These ants are very fast and aggressive and are known to have killed humans. About 90% are native to Australia.