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Hi all,

Is it possible to split types of ants into smaller groups?

Thanks

Ant counts seem to be tied to the larvae build spots, making those ants with build spots connected part of their own little family.  So no, you can't split them and you seem stuck with the starting ants with build tiles around the queen.  They cannot be upgraded, or removed.

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Build more than one chamber to make different control groups. Make sure none of the chamber's tiles are touching or they become one group.

If you accidentally connect two groups, you can also simply delete the tile that makes the connection. 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.

will we can have more groups ? with only five I'm generally blocked and my strategy can't support more than one hundred beach tiger beetles  ;D ;)
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will we can have more groups ? with only five I'm generally blocked and my strategy can't support more than one hundred beach tiger beetles  ;D ;)

Unlikely - it's quite rare for anyone to use more than 3 as it stands!

will we can have more groups ? with only five I'm generally blocked and my strategy can't support more than one hundred beach tiger beetles  ;D ;)

Unlikely - it's quite rare for anyone to use more than 3 as it stands!

To be fair, I used 5 on the easier modes of 2.2 (2 harvest teams, no combat; 2 protection teams, no food gather, one defense team). 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.

It would be nice to have 10 open slots, but they wouldn't show on your ant hotbar unless you have that many groups separated. I do find I sometimes would need more than 5 groups near the end of some of the 2.x levels on hard as I end up with close to 300 ants usually and it becomes harder to get them to go where I want and it is usually easier if I can have smaller groups for gathering random extra food that I don't want to send a blob of 150 workers to get.

I would say 10 would be nice, but would the last one be called 0 because it's the shortcut? or would it be 1-10 or 0-9

Probably X, but hotkeyed to 0. 
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Unlikely - it's quite rare for anyone to use more than 3 as it stands!

I use 5 groups, because there are only up to 5 available.  If there were 10 available, I would use up to 10 groups.

Honestly I just assumed that we would eventually get up to 10 control groups because... why only 5?

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Unlikely - it's quite rare for anyone to use more than 3 as it stands!

I use 5 groups, because there are only up to 5 available.  If there were 10 available, I would use up to 10 groups.

Honestly I just assumed that we would eventually get up to 10 control groups because... why only 5?

Quite simply because 5 are enough and most people don't use all of those anyway.

I would agree for all scenarios except 2.2.  More control groups would not be unappreciated.

More control groups would just cripple your army, since many of your ants do patrols from your markers back to the queen. The more ants you have in one group, the bigger the strike force. This isn't Starcraft 2 lol

More control groups would just cripple your army, since many of your ants do patrols from your markers back to the queen. The more ants you have in one group, the bigger the strike force. This isn't Starcraft 2 lol

Not really.  You'd still have the option of using those control groups, and there are some cases where you might need them, especially when we get freeplay and potentially massive armies. 
And on the sixth day, God created ant in his own image, and gave them dominion over the earth and all of its creatures.  Amen.