I heard ant eggs laid by a female (or queen?), if left unfertilized, will hatch into male ant offspring, but doesn’t that mean that the offspring should be clones of the mother and, therefore, should be female?

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I heard ant eggs laid by a female (or queen?), if left unfertilized, will hatch into male ant offspring, but doesn’t that mean that the offspring should be clones of the mother and, therefore, should be female?

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In some species, Sex isn’t determined by the initial dna but by conditions during incubation or even during life. Alligators will vary sexes depending on the temperature of nest. There’s a fish that changes sexes during its lifetime.

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