Re: More About Ants (for spike)

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 17:25:47 MST


From: "E. Shaun Russell" <e_shaun@extropy.org>
> Mr. Molloy forwarded:

Hey, don't call me "Mr." -- I'm as good as you are.

> This may be a little off topic, but...

...but extropy works in strange ways.

> When I lived in Southern California,

You call that living?

> Chris Rasch and I decided to go for a
> hike up the foot of the San Gabriel mountains.

Been there, done that, got a cactus spine under my knee cap -- "joint brake"

> either these fire ants (for that's what I discovered later they
> were) have a more advanced "telecommunications" system, where a few can
> send a signal to hundreds within a couple of seconds, or they have an
> advanced sense of smell. From the article above, it seems to be the latter.

Yep, like the man said, "smell rules fire ants."

> Of course, it could just be that these particular ants fancy tobacco.

Right, maybe they were angered that someone had *burned* tobacco.


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From: Geoff Kane <rhoda@imap2.asu.edu>

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