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Old April 19th, 2018 #1
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Default New 'exploding ant' species also blocks invaders with its massive head

New 'exploding ant' species also blocks invaders with its massive head


Anyone who's accidentally stood on an ant nest will know just how good they are at defending their home, but a new species of "exploding ant" takes it to the next level.

When confronted by an enemy insect, these tree-dwellers latch onto their foe, tear open their own body wall and release yellow toxic goo onto their rival, slowing or killing it.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2...mology/9675306
 
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