The Strangest Animal Mating Rituals You’ll Ever Hear About

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Fire Ants

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In addition to their social structure, the mating experience of the fire ant is just as complex. The queen is very dominant, controlling the quantity of females and male eggs being laid. To spread her line and increase the chances of producing another queen is the wish of every queen in the colony. Thus a male drone is demanded. For worker ants, however, the males are of no use and are better off dead after mating. The Queen and her daughters strategize on overwhelming the colony with male eggs whenever a male drone is needed, then with the female workers help they kill off the brothers who are not needed.

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