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Leaf-cutting Ants
Leafcutting Ants are social insects that live in large groups called "colony colonies" in dry, desert regions. A colony is a social structure characterized by a queen and male workers with offspring by another pair of queens. The worker ants are called caste persons, which are responsible for moving worker ants from one location to another. The workers have small yellow heads and large red body parts which are used as a source of food, protection, and nest materials. These red body parts also provide heat to the colony members who may need to work outside in extremely cold environments. One species of leaf-cutting ant called Diflubenzuron belongs to the Scoloponda genus. Other members of this insect family are Dicentrocephala, Scolimis scoliora, Diplocarpon amberencium, Diplocarpon polybracte, Diplocarpon rosae, and Diplocarpon varicose. While the most well-known members of this insect family are the larger species like the ant found in California, there are smaller species that may be found around the world. These ants are known to be active during the day but are best observed at night when they travel around looking for food. They often feed near water and look for plant parts, although they also search for other food sources like fruit and nectar. Diflubenzuron is a member of the carbohydrate group of insects, which belong to the Orthoptera insect family. There are about 500 known species of carbohydrate-feeding insects. Leaf-cutting ant species are known to eat various forms of plant materials like grasses, fruits, leaf stems, and seeds. These include alfalfa, cabbage, carrot, melon, peppermint, tomato, sandworm, strawberry, and wheat. These plant materials are consumed either alone or mixed with juices from the plants they are consumed on. Some leaf-cutting ant species are even known to use plant stems as their nests. Most leaf-cutting ants do not consume plant material directly but rather use tree branches or twigs as a place to rest and breed. This process, called root division, is why the insects are sometimes referred to as root diggers. The term "ant" in conjunction with "cerebrospinal" refers to a family of insects that contains these types of social insects. This family includes leafcutter ants, which live in fields and woodlands, ground beetles, ants that eat soil, and subterranean ants. The term "de-entomologized" means that the reproductive process has been artificially prevented. This is why you can find de-entomologized ants in the wild, where natural pest control methods have not been used in the place. Acromyrmex: This ant species is known by the common name, "ground spider", which is derived from its shape, which resembles that of the ground spider's body. These creatures are found around houses and other buildings, along the roads and highways, and also in gardens. The fowler ants are smaller than other leaf-cutting ants, reaching up to 2.5 millimeters in length. They are very sensitive to light and, being nocturnal, move around quickly when the light level declines. The term "zanunctomy" in connection with the above-described species is commonly used to describe the removal of the wings, called metatarsal, by leaf-cutting ants. The metatarsals are present on the first three abdominal segments and form a base for the mandibles. The worker caste, which is composed of several species, feeds off the remains of fallen leaves and buds. Other members of this caste produce waste materials from the juices secreted from the exoskeletons. The colony's kings and queens are responsible for defending the colony against external predators, especially ants.
Drawing out a new players list for the New York Giants amid the pandemic fears
The New York Giants are moving forward with preparing the list with all the coaches, scouts, and the front line office executive with meetings being held via video conferencing with as many as 20 participants at a time. There is not a physical draft board for the first time in the history of the club, and the Giant’s IT department maintains the digital draft board. When preparing the list for the new players virtually, each team is generally allowed to present 30 players into their facility but within the social distancing guidelines. Therefore the interviews with the prospective players are being conducted using various video conferencing sites such as Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. This is all happening due to the expertise of Justin Warren, who is the vice president of the team’s IT division and also Ty Siam, who is the head of football operations. This decision to conduct the interview sessions virtually comes at a time when the city of New York, along with the whole world, is grappling with the frightening CoVid -19 pandemic. The biggest challenge faced with conducting online interviews is liaising and synchronizing without face-to-face contact with everyone being in the same room together. The general manager of the team is coordinating virtually with all the top members of his team, including Siam and Warren, in drafting the list of players for the NFL 2020. Drafting a tight end on the former players will not be unusual for the Giants When Engram of the New York Giants returns for the fourth season of the game as the new coaching team decided to retain him for this season as he had gained vast popularity among the fans. What makes him different from the rest is his skill set, which is indeed so fascinating that he has become a favorite of many within a short period. However, another point that is indeed quite disappointing about him is his failure to maintaining consistency throughout the game. The New York Giants could afford him for relatively less approximately $2 million as the base salary, and it is hard to ignore the fact that he will be paid less compared to the pool of talent that he carries along. He has been picked up by the team since 2017, But it does not guarantee that he will be returning for 2021. He has to prove himself eligible enough so that he can be considered for the season of 2021. This is because he was not performing well for eight games consistently in 2019. Apart from the low performance, he was going through troubling times as well as he was not in his best physical form. He had a history of knee and hamstring surgeries along with a sprained foot. This has also kept him off the field for quite a while. He has just been able to catch on 44 passes over 467 yards with only three touchdowns, and he has not even come close to his best form ever since which had been 64 passes over 722 yards with about six touchdowns. He must show this season he can give his best and also surpass his previous records and finally be aggressive on the field for the Giants to consider retaining him. The Giants are looking into sending off some of their former players off on retirement, and it is not just Engram, but there are six of them on the list. The New York Giants have added in a new player, Levine Toilolo (a towering 6”8 muscular player), to fill in the position of the blocker in the team by replacing their former blocker Rhett Ellison who had to be sent off on retirements on medical grounds. He has been bought over from Falcons after they lost the Super Bowl and did not wish to retain him. As part of the new lineup, the Giants can consider sitting with the No.4 overall pick and then take on the top listed players into the team like Tristan Wirfs from Iowa, Mekhi Becton from Louisville and Jedrick Wills Jr. From Alabama. Wirfs is an excellent fit to replace the existent Nate Solder as he would be a high tackle to bargain for at a very reasonable price for the manager David Gettleman. This is because he will be able to earn the quarterback interest from somewhere else and then trade down to gather more draft capital while being able to retain a top-class offensive tackle like Wirfs. If Giants is looking to reshuffle three of the five top positions in the lineup, there will be a question whether or not they will be retaining Hernandez for the left guard and Kevin Zeettler on the right guard. It, of course, seems obvious that they will be keeping Spencer Pulley as the center backup option looking onto his performance in the previous games. There are several other names on the list for the 2020 lineup, including Cesar Ruiz from Michigan, Tyler Biadasz from Wisconsin, who also as an award under his belt as the best center of the nation, and also the management thinks that his surname may go well with the Giant fans. Conclusion Now it will be interesting to watch out what they wish to do with Kaden Smith, who, like Toilolo was a six-round pick of the 49ers last year and went to Stanford. He had an impressive record with the Giants being able to catch 31 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. He achieved this remarkable feat only with nine games. There are several new players like Smith, who is under the assessment of the coaching staff. Elongating the list is thus a probability as of now but not an absolute necessity.
[DISCUSSION] NFL Head Coaching Jobs?
A lot...I mean there are a lot of vacant head coaching jobs in the NFL right now and we are not quite done with the 2015/16 NFL season just yet. Let's take a look at all the teams in the hunt for a new head coach. New York Giants Interviews completed: None. Interviews scheduled: Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo (TBD), Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (TBD) Others linked to the job: None Philadelphia Eagles Interviews completed: Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley (Jan. 2), Eagles interim coach Pat Shurmur (Jan. 4), Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase (Jan. 5) Interviews scheduled: None Others linked to the job: Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson Tennessee Titans Interviews completed: None Interviews scheduled: Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey (TBD) Others linked to the job: None San Francisco 49ers Interviews completed: None Interviews scheduled: None Others linked to the job: Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren, Chip Kelly, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, former NFL coach Mike Shanahan, Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson Miami Dolphins Interviews completed: Mike Shanahan (Dec. 29 and Jan. 4), former Falcons coach Mike Smith (Jan. 4), Teryl Austin (Jan. 5) Interviews scheduled: Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell (TBD), Adam Gase (TBD per NFL.com), Hue Jackson (TBD) Others linked to the job: None Cleveland Browns Interviews completed: None Interviews scheduled: Teryl Austin (Jan. 6), Adam Gase (Jan. 6 per NFL.com), Jaguars assistant head coach/offensive line Doug Marrone (per NFL.com), Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (TBD per ESPN), Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (Jan. 7), Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther (sometime next week) Others linked to the job: Hue Jackson With these opening spots and names in mind, can you guys make any guesses for the most likely candidate for the six teams above? @jeff4122 @christianmordi @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz @misterE
[Discussion] NFL's Most OVERrated player?
I did the same with the EPL earlier this week - I made a card giving a few options and asking you all to comment with your opinion: Who is the NFL's most overrated player? Tony Romo Romo has had some great moments in his career, but he has never really turned the Cowboys into a winning team. He's had some great players around him (DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant), but has never been able to make Dallas true contenders. Plus, he's been injured most of this season. Romo may not be as good as we think. Eli Manning Eli has won two Super Bowls, so it may be hard to put him on this list. But the truth is that those Super Bowls were won mostly by the defense (even though Eli did play amazing in both games). The Giants got hot at the right time and Eli took them for the ride. He's thrown loads of interceptions in his career. DeMarco Murray What happened to Murray? He was the NFL's rushing leader last season and has completely lost his place this season after being traded to the Eagles. Maybe he was worn out after working too hard last year, but it seems that all the accolades we gave him after his incredible season were premature. He hasn't been anything near that sort of player, and it begs the question - was it the offensive line that was amazing in Dallas, or Murray himself? D'Brickashaw Ferguson D'Brick has been a beast for the Jets in his long career, but it seems age has finally caught up to him. He's been something of a liability for the Jets on the line in the past two seasons. He may be using the reputation he built through his long career to keep him in the starting lineup these days, as Ferguson just isn't the same player he once was, though he is often named as one of the best in the league. Byron Maxwell The Eagles paid a huge price to take the former Seahawks CB in free agency, and he has been nothing but a massive disappointment. It's a sad truth for a player who made so many fans for himself while playing on the league's best defense in Seattle over the past two seasons. He played a huge part in their Super Bowl win and in their deep run last year, too. But since joining Philadelphia he has been a target for opposing QBs and it seems the Eagles seriously overpaid. My pick goes to Eli Manning. He is aging and isn't the player he was when he led the Giants to the Super Bowl. Too many INTs for my liking, thank you very much! So, NFL fans - who gets your vote? Did I put together a decent list, or did I miss someone? Let's get the conversation started! @Starbell808 @karencorchado @BrookieyElba @ValerieAlissaPa @Link4TW @sanazsanaz @TravisBeck @Shippudenguy21 @gatorchick96 @MatthewBoughton @MarcusJiles @BrandonMcNeil @KyleBerke @DerekGumtow @havic @Straightshooter @yaakattackk @RodneyYoung @DreJones @JonathanKerns @TravisManning @GalacticChakra @smothgreen @afxs @johnnolastname @ChristopherKenn @ChasePage @coreywriley91 @MrTenThirty @JasonNilsson @addri @ChrisStephens @AniBreo @VeronicaArtino @TomasVasquez @oct6eg10 @Darlin972 @ALEXCAMACHO @GabrielaAlvarez @strawhatblakley @Silver925 @RyanGraham96 @brolyxxrborn @martinesquivel @TiffanyPerez @PASCUASIO @ShoMoPayton @mackenzieorr186 @EvanYannetti @RaulGamboa @in4mtoxic006 @PaulFotiadis @sanRico @BlakeKaler @lilleonz