Ants Eat Junk Food: Researchers

April 6, 2015 5:31 AM

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It has long known by experts that just like humans ants too are not created equal. They have different personality traits. They say that even colonies of the same species have different personalities that depend on where the nest is. A new study has discovered that ants living in urban environments have learned to prefer junk food over other food that their natural counterparts eat.

“We wanted to learn more about why some ant species are able to live alongside us, on sidewalks or in buildings, while other species stay on the outskirts of human development,” Clint Penick, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University explained in a recent statement. “This could al...

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