Jobs for the ants

日期:2019-02-26 02:18:01 作者:宋啊 阅读:

THERE is no government in an ant colony, yet ants manage to forage and tend the nest efficiently. Deborah Gordon of Stanford University has shown that one way they do this is by rubbing antennae. Gordon watched harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) hanging around their nest, seemingly undecided about what to do. When they met and rubbed antennae with more than half a dozen “midden workers”, who clean the nest,