Here come the Leave-Cutters!
On March 11, the Montreal Insectarium has closed its doors for renovations. Among its many residents searching for a new home are some 30,000 leavecutter ants. It is an aging colony, who has found a friendly place for their retirement at the McGill Biology department. Our new friends are under the tender care of Professor Ehab Abouheif, an expert in ant development and genetics. Check out the ant story or listen to Prof Abouheif's interview with CBC News on the moving of the leavecutters.