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City-states in ancient Greece that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community’s crops often experienced better long-term success. Ant colonies that show similar selectivity when gathering food have similar results.
For the first time, scientists have measured how successfully a queen ant establishes new colonies.
Stanford sophomores studying ants in a summer course discovered that the local ants were using poison to kill invading Argentine ants.
For the first time, scientists have identified an ant species that produces its own natural herbicide to poison unwanted plants.
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