Fire ants in your pants

Cross-posted from PhaWRONGula: Wasmannia auropunctata. Those fire ants sure do have interesting ways to pass on their genes. Read Pharyngula: Clone war of the sexes first.

Diploid queen fire ants
Clone themselves daughters to
Be the next queens,

Giving them life via
No need for males to get
Into their genes.


Haploid male fire ants
Stoically cope with a
Karma to spurn,

Living their history of
Roots—a glass ceiling but
One that won't burn.