Environment can affect personalities of ant colonies, study finds

08/7/2014 | BBC

Ant colonies appear to have personalities that are molded by their environment, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "Some colonies are much more happy to take risks in their daily activities, while other colonies are a lot less likely to take risks," said research leader Sarah Bengston of the University of Arizona. The personality of colonies can be affected by their location, with risk-taking personalities more common in the colder climes of the north, researchers suggest.

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