What happened to this colony?!

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MichaelJones
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What happened to this colony?!

Post: # 17433Post MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:08 pm

I was on my way home when I saw a bunch of black ants in between the sidewalk. I got a closer look and there were red spots, and realized it was young red ants! It looked like the black ants were pulling dead red ants from their nest. Does anyone know what happened?

Fulkol
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Re: What happened to this colony?!

Post: # 17434Post Fulkol
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:10 pm

Well ants fight each other constantly and the bodies are just sources of protein for them.
"young red ant" can stand for termites for me as well which most ant species love to hunt for

MichaelJones
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Re: What happened to this colony?!

Post: # 17436Post MichaelJones
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:33 pm

I'll try to take pics later and post them to show you what I mean. But that would be cool but sad to witness that.

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