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Ant alert

发布时间:2019-03-06 01:14:07来源:未知点击:

Tread near an ants’ nest and the ants will come pouring out to defend their queen. But how do they mobilise so quickly? Richard Brown at Mississippi State University and Robert Hickling of Sonometrics in Huntington Woods, Michigan, think they communicate distress using a high-pitched scraping sound, but now Flavio Roces and Jürgen Tautz of the University of Würzburg in Germany say they’re wrong—because ants are deaf. In the Journal of the American Acoustical Society (vol 109,