Ant Colonies Retain Memories That Outlast the Lifespans of Individuals | Science | Smithsonian🔒 www.smithsonianmag.com
Insect colonies do some pretty incredible things:
📌 Posted on December 16, 2018
The Finnish myrmecologist Rainer Rosengren showed that when the ants emerge in the spring, an older ant goes out with a young one along the older ant’s habitual trail. The older ant dies and the younger ant adopts that trail as its own, thus leading the colony to remember, or reproduce, the previous year’s trails.