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Old 10-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #1
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Surprising Ant "Mixing Bowl" Found in Manhattan
Christine Dell'Amore
National Geographic News
Published October 13, 2010

Surprising Ant "Mixing Bowl" Found in Manhattan
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An unexpected cast of characters has found a home on Broadway: At least 13 species of ants mingle along the famous thoroughfare and other Manhattan streets, a new study says.

This insect diversity surprised scientists, who discovered the many ants living on street medians in New York City, the United States' largest metropolis.

Just like human New Yorkers, the ants are a jumble of personalities, from the tiny thief ant—which, as the name suggests, feeds its colonies with stolen food—to the street-smart pavement ant, a fiercely territorial insect that nests under cement...
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