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South African honeybee workers cloning themselves


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#1 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted June 10 2021 - 10:06 AM

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"The workers of a South African subspecies of honeybee can clone themselves, with one individual having done so many millions of times over the past 30 years. Some of the clones can even develop into queens that can take over the hive."

 

https://www.newscien...lions-of-times/

 

With one ant mention:

 

"In S. geminata, the queen can choose to clone herself a little like the Cape worker bees do, says Lacy, but the workers cannot. But even in the ant queens, there is genetic recombination that eventually leads to health problems like sterility, he says."


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Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 11 2021 - 5:21 AM

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That was a very interesting read.


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