Ants Show how to Optimise Food Search

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  • 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.
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/ants-show-how-to-optimise-food-search/article6055403.ece

Exams Perspective:

  1. Pheromones
  2. Displacement
  3. Evaporation
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