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Ants can save each other’s limbs, new research shows

Surgeons amputate a limb when a traumatic injury causes extensive tissue destruction, or in cases of severe infection or disease. But humans aren’t the only ones who perform such procedures. New research shows that some ants amputate limbs from injured comrades to increase their chances of survival. The behavior was documented in Florida carpenter ants — scientific name Camponotus floridanus …

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