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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2020 9:43 p.m. PST

"A species of warmongering sub-Saharan ant not only rescues its battle-wounded soldiers but also treats their injuries.

This strikingly unusual behavior raises the survival rate for injured ants from a mere 20 percent to 90 percent, according to new research published Feb. 13 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

These same ants, a species called Megaponera analis, were observed last year bringing their injured back to the nest, but no one knew what happened to the wounded ants after that, said study leader Erik Frank, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. Now, it's clear that the ants get extra TLC after being saved from the battlefield. [Mind Control: Gallery of Zombie Ants]…"
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Legion 419 Jan 2020 4:52 p.m. PST

All I know is normally come Spring I bring out the WMDs to commit genocide on their little frakk'n Bleeped text !

Jeffers20 Jan 2020 5:43 a.m. PST

You mean….


I knew I'd get another shot eventually.

Legion 420 Jan 2020 7:45 a.m. PST

evil grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2020 12:01 p.m. PST


What side you take my good friend? (smile)


Legion 422 Jan 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

All insects must die ! Of course I deployed to the jungles of Panama 3 time with the 101 in my youth. So I got my fill of bugs, arachnids, reptiles, etc.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2020 12:58 p.m. PST



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