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An ant that selectively amputates the infected limbs of wounded sisters

Saving lives through surgery is no longer exclusive to humans. In a study publishing July 2 in the journal Current Biology, scientists detail how Florida carpenter ants, a common, brown species native to its namesake, selectively treat the wounded limbs of fellow nestmates — either by wound cleaning or amputation. When experimentally testing the effectiveness […]

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