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Suicide Mission

Talk about taking one for the team!  It is well known that ants are one of the most group oriented species on the planet.  They do everything together from work to eat.  New research is out showing just how far they take it.  On a daily basis colonies of Brazilian ants, Forelius Pulissus closes off its nest to predators by sealing all of the holes.  However, to do this, some of the ants must remain on the outside, knowing they will be dead by morning. Now that is sacrifice!!

                             Photobucket Read more here (there is also an interesting video on the site showing the ants working).

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