Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Even Ants Do It!

Even Ants Do It!

It has long been believed that the fungus farming ant Mycocepurus smithii reproduced asexually, producing clones of itself, but new research suggests some populations at least do have sex. Analyses of DNA showed that queens in 4 out of 35 colonies have different genetic make up from their worker offspring. Further investigations revealed the queens had storage organs filled with sperm that had genetic markers matching those of the workers but absent in the queen, indicating the workers were produced sexually, though there has been no sign of the father as yet.

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The Birds do it, the Bees do it, even educated Fleas do it

In shallow shoals English soles do it. Goldfish in the privacy of bowls do it!

Goldfish won't remember 5 seconds later ;(

I've had boyfriends like that! ;)

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