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This Type of Ant Can Shrink and Regrow Its Brain – Futurism

Ants competing for a seat on their colony’s empty throne actually shrink their own brains to become more queenlike.

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The ants undergo a bizarre transformation while they fight over their colony’s throne.
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When the queen of an Indian jumping ant dies, other females immediately begin to compete for the throne, undergoing a bizarre internal transformation in the process.
A team of scientists studying the bizarre ritual found that the Indian jumping ant can actually change the size of its brain, according to research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B on Wednesday. So far, its…

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