Ants practice combat triage and nurse their injured

Ants that hunt termites can risk getting grievously injured in battle, but that doesn't mean its the end of the line. In a newly published study, scientists observed ant medics caring for their wounded comrades, which may be the first scientifically documented example of such medical care in the animal kingdom outside humanity. The African ant Megaponera analis specializes in hunting termites. After scouts of this ant species find termite feeding sites, the scouts lead columns of 200 t

Ants practice combat triage and nurse their injured

Termite-hunting ants have their own version of combat medicine for injured nest mates.

Fri 16 Feb 18 from ScienceNews

Ants nurse wounded warriors back to health: study

African Matabele ants dress the wounds of comrades injured during hunting raids and nurse them back to health, according to an "astonishing" discovery reported Wednesday.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Phys.org

Ants care for wounded comrades by licking their wounds clean

If a Matabele ant loses a limb in a battle with termites, its nestmates will tend its injuries - a behaviour never before seen in any non-human animal

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Newscientist

Following Battles, Ant Medics Treat Their Wounded Comrades

Ants that hunt termites can risk getting grievously injured in battle, but that doesn't mean its the end of the line. In a newly published study, scientists observed ant medics caring for their ...

Tue 13 Feb 18 from Discover Magazine

These may be the only non-human war medics on earth

A species of African ant lives a life so fierce that it's become expert at wartime triage.

Thu 15 Feb 18 from FOXNews

These might be the only non-human war medics on Earth, Thu 15 Feb 18 from FOXNews

In wars with termites, ants rescue and care for their wounded

These ants invest a lot of energy in caring for their injured comrades.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Ars Technica

On the Battlefield, Ants Treat Each Other's War Wounds

These ants care for one another.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Livescience

Medical ants rescue and care for injured comrades

The behavior surprised biologists, showing just how complex ants really are.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from ZME Science

Scientists in Germany show ants are selfless in battle

Scientists in Germany watched African Matabele soldier ants go off to hunt termites. They found they risked their lives to carry an injured comrade to safety and spent minutes nursing their ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Daily Mail

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