|About time for bed.
||[Oct. 12th, 2006|01:57 am]
Ants keep slaves. Certain species, the so-called sanguinary ants in particular, raid the nests of other ant tribes, kill the queen, and kidnap many of the workers. The workers are brought back to the captors’ hive where they are coerced into performing menial tasks.
And... well... *shrug* Just one of those things I came accross.
i keep slaves too.. well, i used to...
I wonder if they get pissed... and agitated, like "I used to be pimpin' in my other colony!"
So did you watch that lonelygirl video?
It shut my computer down a couple times. :( So o, I haven't.
I was wondering what kind of "menial tasks" ants perform....
Cleaning toilets? Digging ditches? Even that would imply that they have some kind of language....
Do ants have sex slaves?
OOooh. Wouldn't that be interesting!?
You always have the most random videos...
WHo needs school when you have random?
That's what the fact states.
Ummmmmmm......I don't know what to say about that, lol.
It's like a Pinter play with you. It's amazing.
Some of them farm and practice animal husbandry, too. There's one species that keeps a type of aphid that produces a sweet nectar-like substance they like, and another that farms a kind of fungus for food. Ants are just cool like that.
Now that is very interesting. *nod*
is that really true? how would you know? how would u know the ants dont wanna do those things? how do you know they are being kept slaves? i mean, there are just too mnay questions!!! ;) x
I know there's been many scientific studies on ants. I know there's a lot of observation that's gone on. *shrug*