Ants Tricked into Carrying Heavy Stuff

By Anupum Pant

Once in a while it is just fun to see what scientists trick these little creatures into doing…

This was a study carried on  longhorn ‘crazy ants’ by the researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel to study their behavior. They found that there are two roles played by them. A role of heavy lifting and the other is the role of scouting. Ants keep changing their roles continuously. The ones who scout keep directing their heavy lifting counterparts to the right direction in case they drift around into the wrong path. These roles keep changing in about a time span of 15-20 seconds.

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