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Argentine ants will do anything for sugar, but they won't do this

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Argentine ants have been able to displace native ant species in large part because of their aggressive foraging for sugar and other carbohydrates. However, when they've been deprived of food and competitors are present, they significantly limit their foraging activity instead of vigorously pursuing food. On the whole, this strategy may provide a benefit to their colonies, researchers say.

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