Another Species Has the Problem Solved
We recently asked the question: Why do we treat our wounded soldiers so badly? Different species of ants may hate each other, but they still manage to “live and let live.” Why can’t human beings do the same?
In LiveScience.com, Abigail W. Leonard reports that some ant species are better at finding sources of food, because they send out more scouts to find it. Other species keep most of their ants back home, so they can defend the colony. This species is better at keeping the food they find.
Surprisingly, small ants are better at bringing back larger pieces of food, because they can work as a team to carry it. But when two species tussle over a small piece of food, the large ants usually win (as might be expected).