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by senolytic
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Myrmecology, Laboratory/Field Work, Publications, Documentaries
Topic: Possible to change worker ant to a queen?
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Possible to change worker ant to a queen?

It's been done in at least one species. So simple, too! Expose a worker to insulin (generally non-prescription in Canada) and they become queens. This could make establishing a colony much easier? Here's a New York Times link that I hope isn't behind a paywall: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/sci...