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In Defense of Pet Ants

Ants are usually viewed as pests with a potential to swarm, bite, sting and wreak havoc by infiltrating tiny spaces and multiplying into the tens of thousands. They also ruin picnics.

Still, they have one redeeming feature: they resemble humans. Ants wage wars, enslave their captives, raise and keep other creatures, farm, and demonstrate complex communication systems.

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Writer by day, reader by night, napper by afternoon.

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