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Complex cooperation

Weaver ant will rescue nestmate from spider web Floria Uy and colleagues show that workers of the weaver ant care about their nestmates: when an ant gets entangled in a spider’s web, others are willing to help it. The ants … Continue reading

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Helpers in the nest

Thanks to helpers, cichlid mothers acquire more food When young of the cichlid species Neolamprologus obscurus have grown up, they are allowed to remain in the territory of their mother for a while because of their help. Hirokazu Tanaka and … Continue reading

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First aid

Hunting ant workers rescue lightly injured nest-mates Groups of the African ant Megaponera analis undertake hunting parties that are risky because of the fierce resistance of the termites that are attacked. Some ant workers get injured, but they are carried … Continue reading

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