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How ants use 'combs' and 'brushes' to keep themselves clean

Using unique mechanical experiments and close-up video, researchers have shown how ants use microscopic ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’ to keep their antennae clean, which could have applications for developing cleaners for nanotechnology. For an insect, grooming is a serious business. If the incredibly sensitive hairs on their antennae get too dirty, they are unable to smell food…

How ants use ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’ to keep their antennae clean  

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