Category: James Traniello

Tracking whole colonies shows ants make career moves

May 9th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, James Traniello, Nature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Because all the workers in an ant colony look the same, tracking their movements and interactions by eye is fiendishly difficult…

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For Spiders, It’s Cruel to Be Kind

May 9th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, James Traniello, Newsmakers, Science Now 0 comments

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It turns out nice guys do finish last, at least among arachnids…

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“This is a great, robust study that takes the study of animal temperament—which is kind of narrow—and puts it into a broad evolutionary framework.”

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Termites That Carry Out Suicide Attacks Found

July 28th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, International Business Times, James Traniello, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Old termites carry explosive crystals on their back to blow themselves up when their nest is attacked by predators…

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Old Termites Blow Themselves Up to Protect the Nest

July 26th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, James Traniello, Newsmakers, Science Now 0 comments

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When trekking through a forest in French Guiana to study termites, a group of biologists noticed unique spots of blue on the backs of the insects in one nest…

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