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- adj. Exhibiting unicoloniality.
Argentine ants are unicolonial, that is, they are all so genetically similar that they don't recognize other argentine ant colonies as different.
One researcher writes, “Whereas evolutionary biology can rarely predict where any species is going, it does predict that, despite their short-term ecological success, unicolonial ants are an evolutionary dead end.”
189 Called unicolonies, they have billions of members and stretch over thousands of kilometers: Helanterä, “Do unicolonial wood ants favor kin?” p.1.