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Inside the nest ants care for the brood, process and store food, construct and maintain tunnels and chambers and many simply stand around doing nothing.

The ants that work outside the nest are a distinct group, typically older than interior workers. The tasks undertaken by external workers includes foraging, patrolling and sorting and moving refuse.

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