- Ants find a food source and bring it to their nest in a matter of minutes.
- Ants in group are smarter and capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimisation techniques.
- The scout ants circle around in a chaotic way.they have the knack to track the shortest possible trail of a scent-emanating substance called pheromones that the ants leave behind, and bring home the food in an earliest possible time.
- The ants go lots of different ways due to their large number to the food source and bring it to the nest.
- Since pheromones are evaporative, the scent is stronger and shorter the trail is — so more ants follow the shortest trail,leaving scent marks.
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