Haplodiploidy in ants

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This topic explores the concept of Haplodiploidy in ants and gives you a fascinating insight into the social life of ants and termites.

In activity one you will develop your understanding of what we mean when we say that an animal is "truly social" (eusociality).

Activity two reveals how females of certain species can chose the sex of their offspring. You will then go on to find out why the end of the year results in civil war for the ants!