April 23, 2020

How do ants recognize each other

Ants live in colonies and colonies can be very big, with many many ants working together as one big family. I was wondering the other day, how do they recognize each other? Will an ant recognize another ant next day if they meet by chance? Well, I asked around and I learnt that ants can touch each other, can smell each other and they can even "hear", although they don't have ears. But they can not recognize each other as individuals. They “know” they belong to the same colony, but it would be a huge task for ants to recognize each other. You can learn more about these amazing insects by visiting pestworldforkids.org

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