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Experimenting with Ant Food: Do Ants Have Favorite Flavors?
Some people love salty potato chips, others love super sour candy. Some of us load jalapeño peppers on our food, while others prefer no spice at all. We know that people have favorite flavors, but what about other animals? In this experiment, you'll test for taste in a very small animal: the ant.
Ants are attracted to sugar, but most sugary foods contain other flavors as well. When ants can choose between different flavors in their ant food, which will they choose? Let's find out!
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