I was going to try doing this experiment where I observe what happens when I put two different ant colonies together. It would go something like this: Each ant colony would have their own private feeding area attached to their formicarium. Later when both colonies are mature enough I would make something called the "middle ground" this is where I would connect both colonies feeding areas. Next I would take most of the food and water out of the private feeding grounds and move it into the middle ground. This would cause competition and hopefully the two colonies would start to fight. I would also manipulate the amount of food and water in the middle ground at certain periods to create more conflict and competition. The goal of this experiment will be to try to figure out how ants behave and react to one another under difficult situations like drought, low food source, and abundant food source. It will hopefully give me a better understanding on how ants behave in the wild. The species of ant that will be used is the pavement ant. The reason I am going to use this species is because they are fierce and often attack each other. Later on when I have conducted this experiment a couple of times I am going to see what happens when I put two camponotus colonies together. Any questions and comments on this are welcome. I would really like to see what you guys think of this and if you have any suggestions please state them.