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Scientists Create “Super Soldier” Ants in a Lab (What Me Worry?)

John on January 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

I welcome our new insect overlords:

Nightmarish ‘supersoldier’ ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes.

Scientists believe the monster ants may be a genetic throwback to an ancestor that lived millions of years ago.

Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone – the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker ants.

You really have to click over and see these freaks. And in a related story:

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