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Imagine being a really, really tiny - like a leafcutter ant! Besides living in a complex family with more than 8 million members, you are foraging the forest floors. Cutting through leaves it is your daily assignment since you have razor sharp teeth. But what will happen to you, if you cannot do your job anymore, because you are getting older and your teeth are getting more and more dull?

Experts from the University of Oregon just found out about the fate of those "older" ants. But what do you think?

"Old" Leafcutter ants will ...

... get eaten by their family members

... "retire" and get pampered by their family members.

... get other jobs assigned

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