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Indian ants shrink their brain for a chance to become queen – Bangkok Post

NEW YORK: The Indian jumping ant, Harpegnathos saltator, has many talents. This inch-long arthropod, found in flood plains across India, has a 4-inch vertical leap…

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NEW YORK: The Indian jumping ant, Harpegnathos saltator, has many talents. This inch-long arthropod, found in flood plains across India, has a 4-inch vertical leap and the ability to take down prey nearly twice its size. If that wasnt enough, these amazing ants can also adjust the size of their own brains.
In a study, published Wednesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists found that Indian jumping ants can shrink their brains by nearly 20% and unshrink them in a matter…

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