2011-04-24

The Little Ant with the Criminal Mind (10/22)

(10/22 @ 10/20)  The little ant made some contacts with his fellow captured red ants.  They were not yet a community in any practical sense, but since they were all expected to work in the same areas of the black ant colony the little ant saw the potential for them to become one.  There was after all the kind of shared biology and culture of origin.  One thing that might be needed, too, was the same plant substances that the red ants were used to collecting and using.  Without those they could not secrete all of the pheromones to which they were accustomed for their own communication and colony life.  Perhaps that was why they were so cut off from one another in this state of captivity.  Plus they had no queen, obviously, but there was perhaps little to be done for that.

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