Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Ant Farming III
On the second day I spent filming the ants, I noticed an aphid that had left the flower and was a couple of miles away (in aphid miles) from the farm, sitting on the stem of another flower. One of the ants approached and seemed to talk over why the aphid wanted to leave, and where was he to go if he did. After talking to it with it's antennae for some time, the aphid turned around and returned to the underside of the flower. Now, that was pretty amazing to watch. The ant, appearing very weary (droopy antennae), returned to a stem where a couple of other ants were waiting and seemed to tell them about what the aphid had decided. At least, that is how it appeared.