Ants Knowing When A Nest Mate Dies

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Ants Knowing When A Nest Mate Dies

  1. 1. JJ RUGG Ants knowing when a nest mate dies.
  2. 2. *The Smells* <ul><li>Ants have two different types of chemical smells </li></ul><ul><li>-Dead chemical smell </li></ul><ul><li>-This chemical is smelt when the ant is both alive and dead. </li></ul><ul><li>-Alive chemical smell </li></ul><ul><li>-Like the dead chemical smell it is given off while the ants is living, but when the ant dies it stops giving off this chemical. </li></ul>
  3. 3. *Chemical Makeup* <ul><li>The chemicals are made up of different kinds of body parts/fluids. </li></ul><ul><li>These include </li></ul><ul><li>-Fatty Acids </li></ul><ul><li>-Guts </li></ul><ul><li>-Muscle Tissue </li></ul><ul><li>The fluids and parts give off the odor because the body is decomposing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. *Why ants get rid of the deceased* <ul><li>The ants get rid of the deceased ants is because the ants decomposition gases can poison the colony </li></ul><ul><li>Also if the ant was infected with something it could spread. </li></ul><ul><li>The flaw in bringing the dead body away is that if it was killed by an insecticide, the insecticide is now on the healthy ant. </li></ul><ul><li>This process will continue until the insecticide wears off or the colony dies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>
  6. 6. Work Cited <ul><li>http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20090506/sc_livescience/antscansmelldeath;_ylt=AtUQ0JmzD_Zi1ggx47VscCYPLBIF </li></ul>

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