Common house ants form supercolonies, prosper in urban settings

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 01:21 in Biology & Nature

One of the most common house ant species might have been built for living in a forest, but the ants have found ways to take advantage of the comforts of city living. A new study has found that odorous house ant colonies become larger and more complex as they move from forest to city, exploding into supercolonies with more than 6 million workers and 50,000 queens.

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