posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 10:14 PM
reply to post by AnotherSon
I find this hypothesis fascinating and look forward to reading the full source.
You'll find a link to it in my first post
in this thread.
What about this hypothesis: The slave ants are weeding out the slavemaker pupa that lack the qualities of a good slavemaker? Perhaps they are
killing the weeklings for a stronger colony rather than revolting against their overlords.
What an interesting idea. How might the slave species benefit from doing this? I suppose it depends on what you mean by 'a good slave-maker'. What,
if any, benefits do the enslaved ants gain from their servitude? Could these benefits be increased or enhanced by selective breeding applied to the