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Exploding ant found in Borneo

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JAKARTA – On the Asian island of Borneo is an ant found that his enemies can off, to explode, making them a poisonous substance on him.

The special property means that the ant itself also does not survive, but so can the rest of the colony to save. Exploding ants are very rare.

The small red ant is found in the treetops in Borneo. When he is faced with an enemy that is not different, he focuses his back on the attacker and tightens his muscles so hard that his body exploded, causing the yellow gunk off.

Research leader Alice Lavciny of the Natural history Museum in Vienna, told the specialised journal Zookeys that the smell that is released is similar to that of a curry.

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