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When Ants Attack: Researchers Recreate Chemicals That Trigger Aggression in Argentine Ants


October 27, 2009

Argentine ants Researchers have identified and synthesized the chemical cues by which Argentine ants distinguish colonymates from rivals. By exploiting these chemicals, researchers have demonstrated that normally friendly Argentine ants can turn against each other and fight. Full Story

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