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New species of '# 039 & Bursting Snakes; Situated in Southeast Asia

New species of '# 039 & Bursting Snakes; Situated in Southeast Asia

Woe is the insect that crosses the path of the Colobopsis explodens ant.

The ants are found to be showing their fascinating abilities that involve showering and exploding venomous yellowish goo while attacking the enemies.

The rodents were discovered transporting wounded ants creating life rafts or bridges with their bodies, and sometimes even offering & ldquo; medical attention & rdquo; in a few instances. He explodes - he kills himself - and covers opponents toxic yellow slime, the end result is sacrificing themselves to protect their colony. In the hierarchy of ants is a minor worker. "Imagine a balloon filled with a sticky viscous liquid - the ants apply muscular pressure and they explode", she told The Telegraph over the phone. Such types of the exploding ants are very rare to be found.

This suicidal tendency in animals is called autothysis, and is common in superorganisms such as ants, who work as a collective.

Scientists have been aware of exploding ants for more than a hundred years.

Alice Laciny and her colleagues have published their remarkable findings in the journal ZooKeys. That seemed weird to scientists, prompting a recent expedition to Borneo, Thailand, and Malaysia by an interdisciplinary research team from the Natural History Museum Vienna, Technical University Vienna, and other contributing institutions.

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The researchers report that not every member of the species goes bang.

The species - previously nicknamed "yellow goo" because of its brightly-coloured secretion - was named as a model for its group due to it being "particularly prone to self-sacrifice when threatened by enemy arthropods as well as intruding researchers".

While minor workers had the ability to explode, other castes of the species had their own specialties in battle as well.

For example, major workers - also called "doorkeepers" - have big, plug-shaped heads used to physically barricade their nest against intruders. Honestly, this thing looks like a reject from sci-fi concept art.

Zoologists have always been intrigued by such exploding ants first documented in Southeast Asian forests in 1916.

The ants feed upon many, algae, parasites, dead insects, fruit, and fish, the poll revealed.


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