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Biochemistry

Periodic Graphics: Ant venom and pheromones

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning homes in on the chemicals that help the insects protect themselves and communicate.

by Andy Brunning
September 28, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 38

 

Andy Brunning
Andy Brunning

To download a pdf of this article, visit cenm.ag/antvenom.


References used to create this graphic:

The Biochemical Toxin Arsenal from Ant Venoms

Communication in Ants

Ancient Fertility Pheromone

Ant Battle Yields Ionic Liquid

Slow-Motion Video Reveals How Ants Deliver Their Painful Venom


A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest

To see more of Brunning’s work, go to compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit http://cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.

 

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