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brighterstill's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by brighterstill

"This is very interesting as there is no caste that does this, it seems to be a behaviour wired into all the ants which is activated by certain circumstances."

I immediately began to think about a species of ant which might devolop a "suicide" caste, where the door-lockers followed a genetic path to use fewer ressources than other ants, since they were going to die anyway, then I immediately though "That's awful! What a barbaric species!" Then I laughed.

Thu, 24 May 2012 16:52:58 UTC | #943311