Do Ants Sleep?

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Do Ants Sleep?

Post: # 1360Post MadVampy
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:31 pm

Do Ants Sleep? A far more common question then people would think! With ants seeming to be busy bodies 24/7, always seeming to be doing something it's a common question ranging from kids to scientists. There have been studies into the behavior of ants and the conclusions are all but firm in the resolution to the question "Do ants sleep?"

One of many articles I have found on the subject.

http://blog.wildaboutants.com/2011/02/27/ants-caught-napping/

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Re: Do Ants Sleep?

Post: # 1371Post Carl75
Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:07 am

I think ants may take turns. Some sleep while others work. Then most or even all of them sleep through winter.

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Re: Do Ants Sleep?

Post: # 1386Post MadVampy
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:03 am

Yea they have already shown that during the cold times that ants hibernate. It was interesting on the concept of the queen taking naps, im sure she expels a lot of energy producing and laying eggs.
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Re: Do Ants Sleep?

Post: # 1732Post Jimimardlin
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:04 am

I believe ants sleep hundreds of times a day for only like a minute at a time

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