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Caterpillar noise tricks ants into service

Worker ants know a royal command, whatever the source

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1:58pm, February 5, 2009

Hear the caterpillar and ant sounds

That regal tone works even on ants.

A kind of European caterpillar can garner royal treatment from ants by mimicking the ch-ch-ch-ch of their queen, says an international research team.

Ants of the species Myrmica schencki can be fooled into carrying cer

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