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I feel that the lack of a healing element for ants give quite a disadvantage, i would like it if the starting royal workers would have the unique ability to heal, because having an injured queen and other ants suck.
the re-usability of wounded ants are very limited, which also makes one of the black ant perks unreliable and the regen the top pick.

Maybe injured ants could be replaced until they are healed? Would be very cool to implment and allow for more locations to defend instead of just the queen.
Ants are beautiful,
but if fooled around with,
can be deadly.

Eh, it's not really super impactful unless you use black ants to tank hits.  If black ants are there to do damage, they're better off with self-preservation.  Of course, this will still suck atm since we don't yet have leaf-cutters. 
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.

Side-note: 

self-repair isn't actually good because it provides extra regen (although this does help if all other black ants die), it's primarily good because it's not self-preservation.  If you took neither option, you'd be pretty well off, as it's better to have your black ants bravely die and make space for new ones than for them to all survive and die at one time, losing you all of your defensive units. 

Personally, I might even avoid self-preservation until we've obtained the leaf cutter major. 
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.

I've found self preservation to be extremely useful in free play mode. I find it reduces casualties significantly.
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Interesting.  Do you prefer it in the early-game, or the late-game?  Mostly, I notice it seems to work against me when facing ubers or attack waves, as I'll suddenly have no black ants after the first couple start to die. 
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.

Definetly helps in both. As long as you have more than 1 black ant in the early game, it's going to save you food. With self preservation, it takes 2 black ants at level 1 to kill a devil's coach horse beetle, and both survive. Without self preservation, the 2 ants may not be enough to kill it, or one of them will die. Combined with meatwall and mortar ants behind, the strategy really works against attack waves. I'd say a weakness of using self preservation is against enemy ants, but level 3 mortar ants would destroy enemy ants very quickly, which is why the combination works.
Posted from my Zombie bunker in northeast Ohio.

If there were a way to make a combo of self preservation and self repair, so the ants could go back to regen and then go to fight again with all their life because the only big problem of self repair is that if your ants are constantly fighting they won't regen at all
In the game of ants, you play or you die.

I don't know if they can grow back their lives if their attacking but not being attacked
In the game of ants, you play or you die.

If there were a way to make a combo of self preservation and self repair, so the ants could go back to regen and then go to fight again with all their life because the only big problem of self repair is that if your ants are constantly fighting they won't regen at all

You are forced to take one of those abilities at a time unfortunately.  You can't get both of them. 
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.

That's normal, if they allowed us to get both we would ripe out everything will stand before us
In the game of ants, you play or you die.