Ants can smell death

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As social creatures, ants are very sensitive to its environment, such as finding one that killed members of the colony. Once there is a dead ants, other ants directly or immediately aside called nekroporesis process. Manner beneficial to the population because it can prevent the spread of infectious diseases. However, how ants can die immediately recognizable. Certainly not by measuring the pulse.

Previous theories predict that the dead ants release chemicals as a result of decay processes. However, the results of recent research conducted by entomologists, insect experts, in Argentina produces slightly different analysis.

According to him, all kinds of ants have a chemical "death", either while alive or at death. However, only ants have a chemical life "life". When dead, the chemical continues to decrease until life eventually disappear altogether leaving only the death chemicals.