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  • n. Plural form of supercolony.

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Examples

  • Ants from different "supercolonies" on different continents won't attack each other, like ants usually do, because they know they're of the same species.

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  • Argentine ants, who live in enormous "supercolonies" and are considered an invasive species.

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  • I recall reading an article years ago about fire ants forming supercolonies.

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  • The bugs, technically known as paratrechina species near pubens, form multiqueen supercolonies and breed by the millions, especially during the summer.

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  • Argentine ants, which live in enormous "supercolonies" and are considered an invasive species.

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  • Grzegorz Buczkowski discovered odorous house ants living in supercolonies, creating complex networks entomologists have never seen with the species before now.

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  • Common house ants form supercolonies, prosper in urban settings

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  • Buczkowski said understanding why the supercolonies form could lead to better control of the pests in homes, as well as ensuring that they don't outcompete beneficial species.

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  • The ants live about 50 to a colony with one queen in forest settings but explode into supercolonies with more than 6 million workers and

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  • The ants live about 50 to a colony with one queen in forest settings but explode into supercolonies with more than 6 million workers and 50,000 queens in urban areas.

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