These queen ants live 500% longer than workers. Here because.

How far would you be willing to push yourself to increase your life span of 500% ? A species of ant engages in brutal fights across the colony to replace the recently deceased queens, and the victor not only wins the throne but also gains a dramatic increase in her longevity.

When a queen dies, Indian jumping ants (Arpegnathos jumper) fight over which worker will take his place. To win the crown it is not enough to lay eggs, you also have to live 500% longer than the average worker. Now scientists may have discovered how surrogate queens slow their aging.

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