Stick insect eggs have a clever way they fool ants into protecting them until they hatch. The stick insect eggs have “knobs” that are coated with a fatty acid. The ants like the fatty acid, so they take the stick insect eggs to their nest without knowing that they are actually protecting the eggs.




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Stick insects lure ants with fatty knobs

But according to new research, their unborn children may be just as cunning: Their eggs have “knobs” coated in a special kind of fatty acid that also covers the surface of seeds that are irresistible to ants. The antsdrag the eggs to their nests …

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