Evolution turned this ant into a living drill

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coominya
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Evolution turned this ant into a living drill

#1 Post by coominya » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:09 pm

Bods in Paris combined x-ray microtomography and high-powered microscopes to visualize the ants’ skeletomuscular system, focusing on the anatomy of the head, jaws, and legs.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/ ... ving-drill

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Re: Evolution turned this ant into a living drill

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:23 am

An amazing feat of specialisation ... Thanks for the link.

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For convenient reference: The full paper is here
https://frontiersinzoology.biomedcentra ... 018-0277-6
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Re: Evolution turned this ant into a living drill

#3 Post by billbillt » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:02 pm

Very interesting read.. Thanks for sharing....

BillT

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