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Desert Ants Can Count!

August 26, 2010

Life can be tough in deserts; for ants too! Ants use scents for navigation, they track back their scent trail to get back to their home. But in desert, scent trail is lost very soon in hot and windy conditions, so how do they navigate back to home. Well they count their steps! I will not reveal how scientists designed experiment to test this hypothesis. First watch this video, and then you can read their paper as well.

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