Caption: Slave-making ants (Polyergus breviceps) scurry about on forest floor in Arizona passing chemical messages to one another in anticipation of a raid. Slave-making ants have lost the ability to take care of themselves and their young, and must enslave other ants to perform those functions. These ants are about 6 mm in length and are common in the southwestern U.S.

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Keywords: animal, arizona, arthropod, attack, chemical message, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, polyergus breviceps, raid, slave, slave-making ants, zoology

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Slave-making ants

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