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Cephalotes grandinosus, an herbivorous ant

Why are there so many ants?

This is a more perplexing question than it may seem.  At first glance ants are predators and scavengers.  Yet predators should be few in number, balanced on a narrow trophic peak and depending on high prey biomass to exist.  Why are terrestrial ecosystems dominated by these little hunters?

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