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Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen | Walter R. Tschinkel

Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen | Walter R. Tschinkel

Update: 2020-01-162
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In the spring, just after a heavy rainfall, male and female fire ants swarm the skies for a day of romance, known as the nuptial flight. Thousands of reproduction-capable ants take part in a mating frenzy, and for one successfully mated female, her work is only beginning. Walter R. Tschinkel details how the new queen builds a colony and protects it from neighboring ant armies. [Directed by Lisa Vertudaches, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Phil Brookes].
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Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen | Walter R. Tschinkel

Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen | Walter R. Tschinkel

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