Gallery: York Scientists to Fit 1,000 Ants with Radio Receivers to Lear...


Researchers from the University of York are fitting 1,000 northern hairy wood ants with tiny radio receivers in order to learn how they communicate and travel between their complex nests. The three-year research project will take place on the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire, as it contains more than a 1,000 nests and is home to up to 50 million worker ants. The experiment is a world-first; if only for the large-scale use of the radio receivers alone, which are one millimeter in size.

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