Sunday Night Movie: E. O. Wilson on chemical communication

From the NOVA episode "Lord of the Ants"

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Of course, this was filmed before we understood that the death signal was not a presence of oleic acid alone but an absence of other "life" chemicals as well.

Whoever demonstrated the death signal experiment there clearly has a sense of humor. Making Formica slaves drag one of their Polyergus parasites out to the dump was hilarious.

By MrILoveTheAnts (not verified) on 10 May 2009 #permalink