Ants Preying on Ants

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There are many army ants that prey on other ants. Social parasites can also directly prey on other ant species. Slave raiding ants, for example, will raid neighboring ant colonies and bring pupae back to their nest that will, upon eclosion, acclimate to and live in the nest of the parasitic species. The raiding ants also will collect other brood during these raids. This brood is used for food, and thus these ants do directly prey on the species that they also enslave.

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