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« on: February 01, 2010, 15:29 PM »
Greetings All,
Came across the following article "Las hormigas enfermas mueren voluntariamente en soledad" at El PeriĆ³dico 'bout how sick ants leave the nest to die so as not to transmit their disease to the others - with special emphasis on the voluntary aspect of it.

Another website with interesting stuff on the social aspects of an ant's life is

Ants-will-one-day-rule-the-world regs.,
Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also: