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How Ants Still Find Home Even When Walking Backwards

Each day, a Spanish desert ant travels multiple times from its nest to someplace else to search for food. When it does find a small snack like a seed or crumb, it brings the food home with its jaws.

Finding larger food, such as a dead cricket or a piece of popcorn, is a different case, however. Oftentimes, an ant has to drag it and walk to its nest backwards. But how does it know which way to go if it has to walk backwards?

Check out the full article over at Science Magazine for answers.

(Image Credit: Pixabay)


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