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Ants, Supersized

Competing Colonies

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Pheidole ants Worker SubcastesSoldiers and Minors Killing Prey Brood Nest Predator Competing Colonies Portaging Aphids

Competing Colonies

Minor workers of two different species -- Pheidole spininodis (left) and Pheidole bergi -- lock mandibles in a fight between competing colonies.

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Photos By Alexander Wild