Saturday, September 15, 2012

Princesses Become Warriors: Young Queens of Leafcutter Ants Change Roles If They Cannot Reproduce

Recently we discussed in class the role of a queen and her status to other ants. I thought this was interesting how the queen stayed alive even when it went sterile.

-Tim Lu

1 comment:

Rex said...

Just wanted to point out that this is about new queens, or princesses, who failed to find mates. Since they can't start their own colony, they go back to the one they came from.