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The male dark fishing spider (Dolomedes tenebrosus) delivers half its sperm and then goes into a coma, with its heart stopping beating two hours after mating.

Today is likely to be flying ant day in the UK. The common black ant mates on the wing, and to increase the chance of finding a mate, males and new queens all hatch within a day or two of each other. After mating, the males die and the females create new colonies. It’s a feast for the birds, as well as a dramatic bit of science.

Society of Biology Flying Ant Survey

Source: Society of Biology

The Society of Biology is carrying out a survey – report time, date, location and weather conditions on the website to help the society learn more about the biology of ants.

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