I just saw a line of ants walking towards a cookie I dropped, their track was arround a paper, when i moved the paper, all lost track and one ant from the cookie went back and informed something to the other ants in distress in matter of fraction of second all formed a new track to the cookie
Lol what an observations
If you study nature it’s anything but inefficient! I’m amazed at nature and how animals of all kinds survive and prosper. The hive mind is impressive in itself…like small chemical signitures adapt behavoir.
Take rest bowens I know, i am just always shocked to see you all the time here, you passion and dedication is off the chart.
I alway wonder why? Helping others in such an extend is something and going beyond is* another, and going extreme is a different story all together
Lol, i think i should make a poll am i or the ants
@LittleMissSlothy i am so bumped up in a concrete jungle, when i see these or notice them, i wonder how beautiful is nature, now at present a crow is trying to talk to me, i am avoid as much as possible, wow it stopped, nope it started again
"When foraging for food, ants will follow pheromone scents left by the leader in order to maintain direction. However, on rare occurrences, the chemical trails may accidentally loop, causing what is known as a “ant death spiral” or “ant mill” with the insects caught in an constant cycle of trotting around a circle.
Unfortunately for the ants, entering the movement is almost certain death, as the individuals will pace until exhaustion, with the process even lasting days long while the victims slowly succumb and pile up."
I guess it depends on one’s definition of smart. They’re pretty instinctual, but I’m not sure they have great problem solving abilities. I voted yes, because they are great foragers, but I wouldn’t say they’re smart in the same way apes, pigs, or dolphins are.