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Upping the ant-e for builders everywhere

Article written by Matthew Wheelwright Published & edited by Janire CastellanoAnts are famous for their collective behaviour. They will often work together to build amazing structures which help make their local environment more favourable for them. In this blog post, I’ll be going over a few of my favourite examples.April Nobile / © / CC BY-SA 3.0 When it comes to architecture in the insect world, ants are true artisans. For decades, researchers have marvelled at the intricate structures which allow them to control the environment around them and make even potentially hostile environments suitable for them to thrive in. One of the most striking examples of this is built by a species of leafcutter ant (Atta vollenweideri). This species builds its nests in dense, clay-rich soils which is potentially problematic since air cannot easily permeate through this type of soil and thus could lead to either a lack of oxygen or a build-up of carbon dioxide within the nest, both...

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Hello animal behaviour enthusiasts!

DO YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR RESEARCH STORIES WITH OTHER ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR STUDENTS? We are looking for animal behaviour students at any level, to write a small summary of their research project, to share with a growing community of early career researchers. This is a great way to show off your achievements, to network with like-minded students, and to participate in the wider research community in a friendly and constructive environment. NOT INVOLVED IN ANY RESEARCH YET? WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT AN ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR TOPIC YOU ARE PASSIONATE INSTEAD! Fill out this form and we'll be in touch with more information! Animal Behaviour articles - Google Forms The ISSABC 2023 team

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