But they're not the only ones who took precautions. With the risk of an epidemic, nurse ants also moved the young ones deeper into the colony. Even the uninfected outdoor ants stayed outside more during the health scare, though the study wasn't sure if that was because they were out late helping the sick ants or just didn't want to risk it -- that most classic of work excuses.
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