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December 1, 2020

Giant head of a soldier ant

Soldier ants have giant heads with pincers that help them defend the colony.

[This research was supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant IOS 1755336.]

Learn more in the Beckman Institute news story Study of giant ant heads using simple models may aid bioinspired designs. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 1, 2020)

Credit: Alex Wild

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