[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
"A queen and a male, both winged, mate in the air: the nuptial flight, as it's known. The male dies, and the female, alighting in a new place, starts a colony. One mating session provides her with enough ant sperm to last a lifetime; she can produce an egg every few seconds for the rest of her life."
Posted by Daniel on 09.17.2008
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