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As for our post today, it is answering a question about ants. Here’s what we reached after our search. Chemical signals called pheromones are involved in the social behavior of many animals. Anyone who has had a dog for a pet is aware of the importance of pheromones (smells) in the social life of the dog. E.O.Wilson has demonstrated that the social life of insects is influenced largely by pheromones. He studied a type of ant whose behavior evidenced a feeling of fellowship according to entomologists. those ants seem to bury their dead.
They do not exactly bury, but they carry dad ants to a spot somewhat removed from the ant hill. Wilson was able to demonstrate that the sign stimulus for the burying behavior was a pheromone given off by dead ants. He smeared a live ant with the a candidate pheromone and, shortly after, two ants picked u the live ant and carried it to the burial spot.
Furthermore, ants use pheromones to leave a trail of scent when returning from a food source to their hill. Other ants in the hill are attracted by the odor and follow the trail back to the food source. Pheromones lose their potency after a short time, so the trail to an exhausted food source soon disappears. It is not a fiction or a short story, these are facts 😛