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Ant Knows How To Self Medicate

Ant Knows How To Self-Medicate To Fight Off Fungal Infection

ANT, heal thyself. That’s no problem for one ant species, which can self-medicate on poisonous hydrogen peroxide. Colonies of social insects like ants and bees are vulnerable to disease. One way to manage this is to ingest otherwise harmful substa...

Ants Are Able To 'Self-Medicate' When Sick - The First Insects Observed Doing So

Scientists have shown that ants with a life-threatening fungus are able to "self-medicate", eating a normally harmful substance that treats the condition. This form of "self-medication" in insects has been suspected in research circles but has nev...

Ants Self-Medicate To Ward Off Fungal Infections

Healthy ants typically avoid harmful substances called reactive oxygen species, such as peroxides. But when they’re infected by a fungus, selectively ingesting those molecules will actually help them survive. The findings, published in Evolution t...

Ants Able To ‘Self-Medicate’ By Changing Diet When They Are Unwell In First For Insect-Kind

Scientists have shown that ants with a life-threatening fungus are able to “self-medicate”, eating a normally harmful substance that treats the condition. This form of “self-medication” in insects has been suspected in research circles but has ne...

Sick Ants Self-Medicate To Fight Infection, Study Finds

For the first time, researchers have observed fungus-infected ants consciously self-medicating. A healthy ant generally avoids high levels of hydrogen peroxide due to the negative physiological impacts of consuming the compound. However, researche...

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Ant Knows How To Self Medicate

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Ant Knows How To Self Medicate