How is Obama's Julia Like Pristomyrmex Punctatus?
October 9, 2013
Before I answer that, a little science. Scientists study all kinds of things. One thing they study is ants, because ants teach a lot about communities. In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Shigeto Dobata and Kazuki Tsuji studied the effects of “cheaters” in a colony of Pristomyrmex Punctatus ants. P. Punctati segment their society into two groups by age. Younger ants tend to hang around the house reproducing asexually.