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A new study found that the ant can snap its mandibles at a speed of up to 200 miles per hour—5,000 times faster than the blink of an eye
An ant colony can thrive for decades, changing its behavior based on past events even as individual ants die off every year or so
A new study has found that when some members of the colony are exposed to pathogens, they spend less time in the nest
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A newly described species of Hell Ant impaled its tiny victims on its reinforced horn and may have slurped up their bug blood
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The stinging insects are floating around Texas floodwaters in giant mats
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