Eli5: Does all ant colonies wage war against eachother?

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Is it natural for all ant colonies to just automatically kill any other ant not from their colony? Or do some species have a truce?

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Most ant colonies of most species will indeed kill ants from other colonies.
Some ants even raid other colonies, and take their eggs, and have those ants do all the work.
Argentine ants though are exceptional in that they treat ever member of their own species as a colony member.
This leads to some scientist calling their spread a “global mega-colony”

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Is it natural for all ant colonies to just automatically kill any other ant not from their colony? Or do some species have a truce?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Most ant colonies of most species will indeed kill ants from other colonies.
Some ants even raid other colonies, and take their eggs, and have those ants do all the work.
Argentine ants though are exceptional in that they treat ever member of their own species as a colony member.
This leads to some scientist calling their spread a “global mega-colony”