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Term 5 Week 3 How do ants communicate?

In topic this week we looked at the question -  How do ants let others know where there is food? So we set up and experiment.

Jake H explained what we did.

"We went outside on the field. We had some sticks and put some drops of honey on the end of them. We found a good place where we thought that some ants would come. After 20 minutes we went back outside and found a lot of ants. They used their antennae to smell the food and then left a smell trail to tell the other ants where the food is."

Austin added that the trail was called a pheromone trail and that they also communicate by rubbing two parts of their abdomen together to make a squeaky sound.