The growing global battle against blood-sucking ticks
Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?
Melinda Wenner Moyer
25 August 2015
Ticks then thrive on the rodents, which are poor groomers.
Studies suggest that larval ticks have a 50% chance of surviving when they feed on mice, but only a 3.5% chance on opossums.
‘Hey I’m Dead!’ The Story Of The Very Lively Ant
April 1, 2009
How do ants know when another ant is dead?
“They included skatole, a component of feces; trimethylamine, one of the essences of rotting fish; and several of the more pungent fatty acids that contribute to rancid human body odor,”
oleic acid — just a teeny drop of it — was all the ants had to sniff to think “DEAD!”
Herman the Worm