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(Upworthy)   If I die young, Bury me in Trix   (scoop.upworthy.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ant, Twitter user OctopusCaveman, Eusociality, handful of Trix cereal, son's ant farm, Twitter, Oleic acid, bizarre mystery  
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886 clicks; posted to STEM » on 18 Jan 2022 at 12:20 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-18 10:17:13 AM  
Must contain Oleic Acid, which cues ants to associate it with death. There are lots of studies and articles about the phenomenon. One in particular, I remember, involved dousing a living ant with oleic acid. It became confused, but ultimately marched to the midden and joined the dead ants that were there.
 
2022-01-18 1:45:24 PM  
If I die old, pickle me in bourbon. It won't take much more I expect...
 
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