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The army ants of Africa


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Civilization is typically characterized by intellectual, cultural, and material development. Do organisms other than humans have the ability to exist in a social structure? Despite the small brain capacity of an individual ant, the collective of a colony has produced a remarkable society complete with division of labor, communication, and the ability to solve problems.

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Renowned entomologist and sociobiologist E.O. Wilson says that ants live in human-like civilizations.
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How is social harmony within an ant colony ensured?
Ants change jobs as they get older!
Read how genes affect the social status of an ant.
And, finally, are there lessons that we humans can learn and from the ants?

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