11th December 2019


Do ants really count their steps?

When Ants Go Marching, They Count Their Steps. An ant with red dyed stilts overshoots its goal because its increased stride length interferes with its internal pedometer. Ants use an internal pedometer to find their way home without getting sidetracked, a new study reports.

Consequently, can an ant live alone?

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland, worker ants that live alone have one-tenth the life span of those that live in small groups. (“First, some ant species are difficult to mark because they remove or chew the tags,” the researchers wrote.
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