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    Elaborate Trojan Horse Ruse by Queen Ant to Take Over Another Colony

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravoux%27s_slavemaker_ant

    Ravoux's slavemaker ant (Epimyrma ravouxi) is a species of ant in the family Formicidae. It is endemic to France. The queen will fake death to entice ants from another colony to drag her back to their nest, where she awakens and kills the nest's original queen. She will then wrap herself in the dead queen's carapace, and will begin producing eggs. The slavemaker ants then overrun the colony and then find a new colony to take over.

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    Senior Member Scorpion's Avatar
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    That is so cool!

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    Pretty amazing!

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    we call that the sarah palin ant.

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