Living silos play big role in ant survival

According to this article from ABC Science ant colonies can survive up to eight months of starvation via living silos. In case you were wondering; yes it’s true…the ants are extremely resilient and better than ever. Researchers discovered these living silos are for “both testers for food toxicity and also as food storers.” Biologist Anna Dornhaus of the University of Arizona also examines the complexity of the network. Check out the full article with the link below, it’s really interesting information. Also remember to call AL Hoffer’s for all of your South Florida ant control needs!

Poison-taster ants protect the colony


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