The Ant (Hymenoptera) can be more than pests when raised in ant farms.
Observing ants' social interaction and teamwork makes them great pets.
Their importance to ecology also becomes clearer, and the ant becomes
appreciated as an animal rather than a household nuisance.
Science Behind Ant Society: trophallaxis
The intelligence and social structure (fighters, farmers) of the ant
world is based on a social interaction called trophallaxis. Trophallaxis
is chemical communication transferred between two ants. It vaguely
resembles a kiss; the chemical sampled in the exchange is called "the
crop." The crop identifies communities of ants (all ants in the same
community, or farm, share an identical crop.
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