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Indian jumping ants have ability to shrink brain and re-grow it — study – The Guardian

Colony does not perish when queen die as ‘chosen’ workers shrink brains and expand their ovaries



InsectsColony does not perish when queen dies as chosen workers shrink brains and expand their ovaries
Wed 14 Apr 2021 06.00 BST
Few species in the animal kingdom can change the size of their brain. Fewer still can change it back to its original size. Now researchers have found the first insect species with that ability: Indian jumping ants.
They are like catnip to researchers in the field. In contrast to their cousins, Indian jumping ants colonies do not perish once their queen dies. Instead, chosen…

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