Why do ants carry their dead ones away & where do they take them?

  1. keepitnatural profile image72
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    Why do ants carry their dead ones away & where do they take them?

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  2. sophia jia profile image55
    sophia jiaposted 7 years ago

    It is their nature. not leaving without one.

  3. DownsPestControl profile image55
    DownsPestControlposted 7 years ago

    Ants are very interesting creatures. They are very hygienic and to keep their colony clean they designate a place to accumulate their waste, a "city dump". This is usually away from the main part of the colony. When ants die it releases a pheromone that tells other ants it is dead. Then the natural instinct of the other ants is to carry it to the "city dump". Having an "ant graveyard" keeps the bacteria away from the colony, if they didn't carry their dead ants away the colony would be filled with nasty bacteria and diseases.

 
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