Do Ants Carry Ten Times Their Own Weight In Emotional Baggage?

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Why was the baby ant confused?

Because all his uncles were ants.

Interesting Fact: Ants communicate with each other using pheromones, sounds, and touch.[71] The use of pheromones as chemical signals is more developed in ants, such as the red harvester ant, than in other hymenopteran groups. Like other insects, ants perceive smells with their long, thin, and mobile antennae. The paired antennae provide information about the direction and intensity of scents. Since most ants live on the ground, they use the soil surface to leave pheromone trails that may be followed by other ants. In species that forage in groups, a forager that finds food marks a trail on the way back to the colony; this trail is followed by other ants, these ants then reinforce the trail when they head back with food to the colony. When the food source is exhausted, no new trails are marked by returning ants and the scent slowly dissipates. This behaviour helps ants deal with changes in their environment. For instance, when an established path to a food source is blocked by an obstacle, the foragers leave the path to explore new routes. If an ant is successful, it leaves a new trail marking the shortest route on its return. Successful trails are followed by more ants, reinforcing better routes and gradually identifying the best path. ( )




  1. I often tell my wife your jokes, and today has elicited the biggest laugh yet…not sure what that says about her sense of humour…

    • Hehehe. I am really glad to see that I was able get a big laugh out of her. I do enjoy making people laugh very much so. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. I hope to continue making you guys laugh. Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Yes they are quite amazing. I am really glad to put a smile on your face,.I appreciate you stopping by and checking out my work. Thank you and Happy Blogging! 🙂

    • Yes they are, it’s crazy how hard working they are. It is always a pleasure seeing your feedback, thank you for that. Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. The entomologist Mark Moffett is a very funny guy. Check out some of the Youtube videos on ants. He came and gave a talk at Linnean NY once.

    • Thank you very much, I will definitely check him up on YouTube. I appreciate you sharing this with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂

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