Kangaroo Island Ants “Play Dead” to Avoid Predators

May 8th, 2023

Trillions, www.trillions.news/news/pacific/, 05/05/2023
They’re well known for their industrious work, but now a species of ant on Kangaroo Island is also showing that it is skilled at playing dead’, a behavior that University of South Australia researchers believe is a recorded world first. […] Published by CSIRO, this is the first time that a whole colony of ants has been recorded feigning death, and the first record of the Polyrhachis femorata ant species for South Australia.

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