Communicating Through an Ant's Kiss

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Virginia Morell, Science

Scientist used to think that ants touched mouths to share food. New research suggests ants also press their mouths together to communicate through a mixture of chemicals. Dr. Diana Wheeler, professor emeritus in the department of entomology, shares her insight on the findings, suggesting that this form of communication is essential to ensure the colony functions as a single entity.