596th Day of CUBE chatShaala: Ant and Ant formicarium

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Summary of the discussion quoted by @2020ugchsncnseethala Seethalakshmy


Summary of 595th day of Chatshaala

We started the discussion on Ant model system.

  • Formicarium - It is used to culture the ant for the purpose of study the ants colony
    *seethalakshmi have particular type of ants in her culture
    Local name : panchasaaara urumbu
    ( panchasaara- sugar, Urumbu - Ant )
    Ikkili urumbu - (ikkili -Tickling, Urumbu - Ant / cheentee )
    Common name : black crazy ant
    Biological name : paratrechina longicornis

The black crazy ants, are called that because of their random, erratic and quick movements

  • A female ant’s fate to become a worker or queen is mainly determined by diet, not genetics. Any female ant larva can become the queen—those that do receive diets richer in protein. The other larvae receive less protein, which causes them to develop as workers.Six amazing facts you need to know about ants

  • The main difference between fertilized egg and unfertilized egg is that fertilized egg is an egg that is fused with a sperm of the same species whereas unfertilized egg is an egg that has not fused with the sperm

REFERENCE-https://pediaa.com/difference-between-fertilized-and-unfertilized-eggs/

  • How do you know if an ant is a queen?
    Image result for how is queen ant diff
    The easiest way to identify a queen ant is to look for an ant with a larger thorax, or middle section, than the rest of the ants. The queen ant will have a muscular, more complicated thorax, in part because the queen ant is born with wings, which she uses to leave the colony to mate.

*Ants, bees, Termites… How they different from other organisms???

  • How colony is formed???
    And we discussed several other things

Others please give your inputs @Maswood CUBE, @Aastha Ahuja Cube, @Abhigyan Ray, @Abhijeet Singh, @Batul Pipewala Kolkata ma’am, @vyom, @Arunan HBSCE sir and other


Some references from chatbox :-

*Six amazing facts you need to know about ants

*Full Duplex: Intelligence in Societies: Mainly in Insects

*The pupal life at 20°C is about 6.3 days, whereas at 25°C it is about 4.2 days. Thus, at 25° C the life cycle may be completed in about 10 days, but at 2~C about 15 days are required (Demeree and Kaufmann, 1965).10-Sep-1981https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3048&context=uop_etds#:~:text=The%20pupal%20life%20at%2020,Demeree%20and%20Kaufmann%2C%201965).

*Six amazing facts you need to know about ants

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596th Day if CUBE ChatShaala:5th November 2021MAP
30 Cubists 28 Centre had joined the Chatshaala

INDIA

ASSAM
Ishita Sonowal: Jorhat
Krishnendu Roy: Silchar

DELHI
Dr P. Chitralekha: DSC
Kishan gupta : Dyal Singh College

GOA
Seema Suthar: MHSS

HARYANA
Aastha Ahuja: Faridabad
Manisha Bisnoi Hisar

KERALA
Dr. Nisy Prasad: Palakkad
Lakshmy PJ: Kandassankadavu Kerala
Minoo Divakaran: Providence Womens College
Theertha: Kozhikode

MAHARASHTRA
Gargi Marathe: St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai
Abhigyan: Sakinaka, Mumbai
ABHIJEET SINGH: Ulwe, Navi Mumbai
Arunan MC: Breach Candy, South Mumbai
Ashritha Patta : St. Xavier’s college, Mumbai
Janhvi Deshmukh: Wardha
Mandar Chavan: Andheri, Mumbai
Nalini Singh: N.E.S Ratnam College
Saida Sayyed Bandra: Mumbai
Shraddha Sonavane: Panvel
Sunita Chahar: NES Ratnam College, Mumbai
Kiran Yadav: H B C S E, Mumbai
Neha Rane: Sawantwadi, Sindhudurg

TAMILNADU
Farzana Faisal SNGC,Coimbatore

UTTAR PRADESH
Hina Mudgal: Kanpur

WEST BENGAL
Soumyadip Biswas: St.Xaviers College Kolkata
Sukriti Maity:Kolkata

Anchal Dhanda
Soni Gupta

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