How do colony insects know what to do if they do not talk?

  1. andrew savage profile image61
    andrew savageposted 4 years ago

    How do colony insects know what to do if they do not talk?

  2. SidKemp profile image95
    SidKempposted 4 years ago

    They communicate through pheromones. For example, an ant leaves a trail of pheromones (smell chemicals) when it walks out. It leaves a different trail if it returns with food. Other ants follow return trails back to the food, but do not follow the trail where no ant came back - bad news there!

    Butterflies can smell pheromones and flutter their way to meet and mate from several miles away - such is the power of love!

 
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