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  • species
  • These results suggest that the MG synthesizes mainly palmitic, linoleic, oleic, and stearic acids in these two ants, whereas PPG contains hydrocarbon mixes that widely vary between these two phylogenetically related species. (biomedsearch.com)
  • people
  • In the United States, more than 40 million people live in areas infested with fire ant populations and 14 million people are stung by them annually. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a survey conducted in South Carolina, 33,000 people (or 94 per 10,000 population) received medical attention due to red imported fire ants, and 660 people (1.9 per 10 000 population) were treated for anaphylaxis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Areas
  • Areas that attract ants on a regular basis can be spot treated. (illinois.edu)
  • These components are responsible for the formation of hives, and also for the development of sterile pustules on areas where the ant has stung. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Australia, 64,000 homes are within red imported fire ant infested areas, and 140,000 consultations and 3,000 anaphylactic reaction cases are predicted every year by 2030 if government efforts to eradicate the ant fail. (wikipedia.org)
  • A survey conducted in China shows that one-third of participants in infested areas were victims of red imported fire ant stings. (wikipedia.org)
  • small
  • Both ants, in addition, have small but significant amounts of hydrocarbons in their MG reservoir, which are the same as those found in their postpharyngeal glands (PPG). (biomedsearch.com)
  • colony
  • The ants that you see flying however are the youngest ants in the colony, as they age they lose their wings and thus lose the ability to fly. (infobarrel.com)
  • The trick is to not kill the ants at the bait station, but to get the ants to carry the boric acid back to the nest, poisoning the members of the colony that never leave the nest. (garden.org)
  • If I am observing an ant colony, and there are hundreds of ants doing things at the same time, I have a very limited view of that. (edge.org)
  • Some of the models and the understanding that we get from how these groups function-we are all familiar with the dramatic collective patterns exhibited by schools of fish or flocks of birds-and the way we can take these systems-like an ant colony-apart to see how they really function gives us deep insights. (edge.org)
  • And what we find remarkable is, when we actually look at the algorithms used by, say, an ant colony, or used by a school of fish, when making collective decisions, at a certain level of description, the types of algorithms they use are also the types of algorithms we now know humans use in the visual system, for example, to make decisions about what we are seeing. (edge.org)
  • Like bees, ants can be beneficial to vegetable gardens if their colony growth is kept in check. (gardenguides.com)
  • If the colony grows large enough, the ants will overrun the garden and can cause considerable damage. (gardenguides.com)
  • This is especially true for red ants, which can number in the thousands per colony. (gardenguides.com)
  • If an ant colony becomes large, it is in relation to an aphid colony nearby. (gardenguides.com)
  • Ants can be controlled by eliminating the food source and keeping the colony on the outside of the garden. (gardenguides.com)
  • Use boiling, soapy water poured over the colony to drive the ants away or kill them off. (gardenguides.com)
  • Like bees, you must kill the queen for the ant colony to effectively be destroyed. (gardenguides.com)
  • But "The Ants, like every great book and every ant colony, is much more than the sum of its parts. (wikipedia.org)
  • As an example, Ant colony optimization is a class of optimization algorithms modeled on the actions of an ant colony. (wikipedia.org)
  • For more details, see the page of the paradigm Ant Colony Optimization New concepts are required since "intelligence" is no longer centralized but can be found throughout all minuscule objects. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, once those objects are interconnected they dispose of a form of intelligence that can be compared to a colony of ants or bees. (wikipedia.org)
  • A colony of ants, for example, represents numerous qualities that can also be applied to a network of ambient objects. (wikipedia.org)
  • Leaf-Cutt
  • Citation: 'Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in the Fungus Gardens of Leaf-Cutter Ants,' by Adrián A. Pinto-Tomás, Mark A. Anderson, Garret Suen, David M. Stevenson, Fiona S. T. Chu, W. Wallace Cleland, Paul J. Weimer, Cameron R. Currie. (wired.com)
  • 2017
  • For Humanz Tour, Nagano reunited with Gorillaz to perform "Empire Ants" at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco in 11 August 2017, her first performance of the song in nearly 7 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • army ants
  • I saw a natural history documentary about these army ants, and there was this guy romping around the forests of Panama studying these army ants. (edge.org)
  • A two-part documentary series filmed on location at La Selva Biological Field Station in Costa Rica describes the natural history of Army ants including the bivouac formation in exquisite detail. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology 38(2):276-285 T. C. Schneirla, Robert Z. Brown and Frances C. Brown (1954) The Bivouac or Temporary Nest as an Adaptive Factor in Certain Terrestrial Species of Army Ants. (wikipedia.org)
  • species
  • In fighting trials against their natural enemy, a different species of ant, the groups acted very differently. (livescience.com)
  • According to the University of California, two of the most destructive species are C. modoc, the western black carpenter ant, and C. vicinus. (ehow.com)
  • Carpenter ants are widespread throughout North America and the Natural History of North America website lists 51 separate species. (ehow.com)
  • If you suspect you have carpenter ants contacting an exterminator or the entomologists at your local university could help identify which species is the culprit. (ehow.com)
  • Thanks to their vast underground fungus farms, leafcutter ants are one of Earth's most successful species - and one secret of their agricultural success is bacteria, which the ants use like fertilizer. (wired.com)
  • A star of rain forest documentaries, leafcutter ants are one of about 250 ant species that subsist on farmed fungus. (wired.com)
  • Though there are many ant species, most people will encounter only a few of the most common types. (gardenguides.com)
  • Depending on the species, each forager ant gathers small bits of organic matter, mixes it with saliva and fecal liquids, and deposits each bundle in a special chamber known as the community garden. (gardenguides.com)
  • Menzel and his cooperation partners from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the University of Würzburg, Germany, conducted research on ants of the genus Crematogaster , one of the most species-rich ant genera with about 1,000 species worldwide. (uni-mainz.de)
  • The researchers selected 43 ant species from the Crematogaster genus from five continents and examined them concerning their relatedness and their chemical profiles. (uni-mainz.de)
  • Their study revealed a clear correlation of CHC composition and precipitation: ant species from humid regions such as the montane rainforests of Malaysia or Uganda have more alkenes and fewer dimethylalkanes in their CHC profile than ants from arid regions such as the Mediterranean. (uni-mainz.de)
  • However, another result shows that so-called parabiotic ants, which symbiotically live in one nest together with another ant species, have yet different CHC profiles. (uni-mainz.de)
  • They differ significantly from ants that do not live in such a symbiosis, suggesting that their particular CHC profiles represent an adaptation to reduce aggression between the two co-habiting species. (uni-mainz.de)
  • attract ants
  • More particularly, the sender urged parents to never let their children eat sweets just prior to sleeping and naptimes - for fear that the sugar would attract ants or any other bugs that might end up crawling onto or INTO their children. (hubpages.com)
  • These trees not only harbor ants, they have nectaries which attract ants with their sweetness. (care2.com)
  • fungus
  • By measuring the levels of the isotope in fungus and ant bodies, the researchers could track whether nitrogen was coming from the soil or the air. (wired.com)
  • He and Currie both noted that leafcutters are uniquely complex among fungus-growing ants, but evolved just 10 million years ago, or 40 million years after other fungus growers. (wired.com)
  • Images: 1) A leafcutter ant tending fungus, from Cameron Currie. (wired.com)
  • The fungus controls the ant's movements to a suitable leaf and causes the ant to grip onto the leaf's central stem, allowing the fungus to spore, which will allow more ants to become infected. (slashdot.org)
  • BBC Planet Earth shows the cordyceps fungus attacking some Bullet Ants in South America. (slashdot.org)
  • In reality it is likely the fungus is making the ant feel more comfortable in this area or changing the way its pheremones tell it to go. (slashdot.org)
  • nest
  • A nest is constructed out of the living ant workers' own bodies to protect the queen and larvae, and is later deconstructed as the ants move on. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each player begins at a nest with a pre-programmed number of ants, whose goal is to scurry around the gamefield and bring back to their home nest various pieces of food such as candy, cookies, twinkies, etc. with each piece worth 15-30 points. (wikipedia.org)
  • adapt
  • Biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany recently established that ants can adapt their hydrocarbon profile quickly during the course of evolution and rapidly adapt to external selection pressures. (uni-mainz.de)
  • The ants obviously have a large genetic arsenal at their disposal, which they can adapt with great speed to change their CHC profile,' Menzel explained. (uni-mainz.de)
  • He suspects that this enables the ants to adapt their chemical signals over short evolutionary periods if necessary, for instance, due to changes in environmental conditions. (uni-mainz.de)
  • The Mainz-based evolutionary biologists will further collaborate with colleagues from the Senckenberg Gesellschaft in Frankfurt, Germany, and the University of Würzburg to find out how ants can adapt their CHC profiles so quickly. (uni-mainz.de)
  • biological
  • He studies self-organized pattern formation in a wide range of biological systems, including ants, fish schools, bird flocks, locust/cricket swarms and human crowds. (edge.org)
  • The pheromone-based communication of biological ants is often the predominant paradigm used. (wikipedia.org)
  • larvae
  • A new study shows that ant pupae-a stage between larvae and adult- can communicate via sound , and that this communication can be crucial to their survival. (slashdot.org)
  • bite
  • You need not worry about getting hurt by a flying ant as they do not bite. (infobarrel.com)
  • The reason for ignoring the branches with ants, was that the elephants could smell the ants and knew if they ate those branches, the ants would bite the sensitive parts of their trunks, which are filled with nerve endings. (care2.com)
  • live
  • They also live in the same type of communities and have the same social structures as others in the ant kingdom. (infobarrel.com)
  • If you are still finding live ants after a week to 10 days, increase the amount of boric acid. (garden.org)
  • What the x-rays showed were a whole bunch of live ants in the boy's skull! (hubpages.com)
  • Empire Ants" was performed live throughout the Escape to Plastic Beach world tour. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nude Ants is a live album by American pianist Keith Jarrett which was released on the ECM label in 1980. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • Still, the confrontational approach didn't always help ants individually. (livescience.com)
  • Knowing how to spot an infestation early on and knowing how to control wood-nesting ants can help save your house or even the trees around your home. (ehow.com)
  • Currie is studying whether nitrogen-fixing bacteria help break down the ants' leaf cuttings into a fungally-digestible form. (wired.com)
  • This noise serves primarily as an emergency beacon, allowing the ants to shout for help when being threatened by a predator. (slashdot.org)
  • With the ants alive and moving around, the doctor couldn't perform surgery immediately, and while he was consulting with other experts on what to do and how to help this little boy, the ants' movement took its toll on the little boy and he expired. (hubpages.com)
  • beneficial
  • The ants and whistling-thorn acacia trees have a symbiois-or mutually beneficial-relationship. (care2.com)
  • trees
  • Though damage is usually not extensive, since the ants don't eat the wood, the nests can occasionally threaten the structural integrity of trees and homes. (ehow.com)
  • The trees are defended from large animals that eat them and the ants receive food and shelter. (care2.com)
  • nests
  • Ant hills in flowerbeds and lawn areas can become a nuisance, however, as can ants that come indoors when foraging for food, returning to outdoor nests. (garden.org)
  • Contrary to popular belief ants don't eat wood but they do burrow into it to make nests. (ehow.com)
  • find
  • If you find many dead ants around the bait station, which ever bait you use, lower the amount of boric acid in the mixture. (garden.org)
  • consists
  • Each ANT channel consists of one or more transmitting nodes and one or more receiving nodes, depending on the network topology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The back side of each ant consists of a large bent piece of steel facing open towards the east side. (wikipedia.org)
  • come
  • Place the bait jar on its side where the ants will come in contact with it. (garden.org)
  • social
  • This book is primarily aimed at academics as a reference work, detailing the ants' anatomy, physiology, social organization including their caste system, altruistic behaviour, and chemical communication with pheromones, their ecology (vital for turning the soil and controlling insect pests), and natural history. (wikipedia.org)
  • primarily
  • ANT is primarily incorporated into sports and fitness sensors, though it may additionally be used for other purposes. (wikipedia.org)
  • algorithms
  • Combinations of Artificial Ants and local search algorithms have become a method of choice for numerous optimization tasks involving some sort of graph, e. g., vehicle routing and internet routing. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Mutillidae or velvet ants, also known as cow killers, are not ants but a type of wasp. (redorbit.com)
  • The earliest-known velvet ants are believed to be specimens from the Dominican Republic preserved in amber for some 25 to 40 million years. (redorbit.com)
  • Ants Laikmaa is best known for his watercolor painting. (wikipedia.org)
  • matched-either
  • While all the fights were evenly matched-either five-on-five or one-on-one-ants from the sparsely populated setting were more hesitant to scrap, Tanner found. (livescience.com)
  • move
  • it can also be dangerous if you are trying to move red ants because these ants sting and cause severe irritation to skin. (gardenguides.com)
  • Parcels of information that move from a computer to a digital object behave in the same way as ants would do. (wikipedia.org)
  • group
  • He put a second group of F. xerophila ants in a more sparsely populated area, where they had little contact with others. (livescience.com)
  • The United Ants (Chinese: 蟻聯) was a short-lived civil group in the 1990s that was informally started by workers and professionals for the protection of civil and political rights. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Actually I searched youtube and found an excert of this episide including the cordyceps on the ants. (slashdot.org)
  • With the sugar barely melted in his mouth, and the sweet treats set absently beside him, the sugar attracted a whole bunch of ants - only later found out through medical testing - oh, but I'm getting too far ahead in the story now. (hubpages.com)
  • An account of some of Hölldobler and Wilson's most interesting findings, popularized for the layman, can be found in their 1994 book Journey to the Ants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Proprietary
  • ANT is a proprietary (but open access ) multicast wireless sensor network technology designed and marketed by ANT Wireless (a division of Dynastream Innovations, in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin ). (wikipedia.org)
  • Ants was created in 1996 as a proprietary game for Microsoft's MSN service. (wikipedia.org)
  • thousands
  • Currie added that leafcutter ants are the subject of thousands of papers authored over the last century, 'yet this critical aspect of their success was completely unknown. (wired.com)
  • environment
  • To foster feelings of kinship, researcher Colby Tanner, a graduate student at the University of Utah, kept one set of F. xerophila ants in a densely populated environment, where they were constantly bumping into each other. (livescience.com)
  • Ants are part of the ecosystem that makes up a healthy environment. (gardenguides.com)
  • The ants generally clamp to a leaf's vein about 25 cm above the ground, on the northern side of the plant, in an environment with 94-95% humidity and temperatures between 20 -30 degrees C. (slashdot.org)
  • These acrobat ants can raise their abdomen over their head to release venom or repelling substances into the environment and the surrounding air. (uni-mainz.de)
  • Real ants lay down pheromones directing each other to resources while exploring their environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • It is incredible camera work showing the ant being forced to climb, and later a time lapse of the fruit body erupting from the ant's body. (slashdot.org)
  • Nagano's vocal contributions to "Empire Ants" and "To Binge" were recorded during this time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ants premiered in early 1997 as a real-time strategy game, which were uncommon at the time. (wikipedia.org)
  • food
  • To see which type you have, place small dabs of jelly and peanut butter (not mixed) where ants are seen and watch which food they are attracted to. (garden.org)
  • Ants even grow their own food. (gardenguides.com)
  • Gardener ants plant and tend the food chambers while forager ants bring in a steady supply of organic matter. (gardenguides.com)
  • These tiny ants, only 1/10 inch long, eat sugary food crops. (gardenguides.com)
  • periods
  • ANT can be configured to spend long periods in a low-power "sleep" mode (consuming of the order of microamps of current), wake up briefly to communicate (when consumption rises to a peak of 22mA (at -5 dB ) during reception and 13.5mA (at -5 dB) during transmission) and return to sleep mode. (wikipedia.org)