Murdered by her own family

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Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:52 pm

washed her pheromones off. :geek: :?: :geek:
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Post: # 3362Post Mauritaniants
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:20 am

Very interesting find.
I never knew a quick wash would have easily washed off the colony scent off of an ant.
Thanks for sharing!

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Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:15 pm

Are the pheromones water or oil based? If oil then it shouldn't have come off that easily. Hmmmmmm
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:18 am

I would not think pheromones come off that easily. In my opinion, what could have happened is that she smelled like your breath after you blew her off. It is quite like a baby bird being rejected by the mother after a human handling them. It is a good idea to leave ants that get wet alone and letting their fellow workers clean them off.

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Post: # 3419Post Gregory2455
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:02 pm

The water really did nothing. Ants get wet all the time.

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Post: # 3430Post Rovvov99
Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:54 am

When she fell in the water she probably gave of some sort of danger pheromone and when she returned to the nest the other ants thought she was the danger.

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Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:39 pm

Gregory2455 wrote:I would not think pheromones come off that easily. In my opinion, what could have happened is that she smelled like your breath after you blew her off. It is quite like a baby bird being rejected by the mother after a human handling them. It is a good idea to leave ants that get wet alone and letting their fellow workers clean them off.
I just want to state that a bird would not leave its chicks because of their smell. Birds (except for vultures/ scavenger birds) cannot smell. Just saying. :)

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Post: # 3438Post Gregory2455
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:00 pm

New2Ants wrote:
Gregory2455 wrote:I would not think pheromones come off that easily. In my opinion, what could have happened is that she smelled like your breath after you blew her off. It is quite like a baby bird being rejected by the mother after a human handling them. It is a good idea to leave ants that get wet alone and letting their fellow workers clean them off.
I just want to state that a bird would not leave its chicks because of their smell. Birds (except for vultures/ scavenger birds) cannot smell. Just saying. :)
I was referring to the myth but yeah.

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Post: # 25917Post SkittlesH
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:41 am

Gregory2455 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:00 pm
New2Ants wrote:
Gregory2455 wrote:I would not think pheromones come off that easily. In my opinion, what could have happened is that she smelled like your breath after you blew her off. It is quite like a baby bird being rejected by the mother after a human handling them. It is a good idea to leave ants that get wet alone and letting their fellow workers clean them off.
I just want to state that a bird would not leave its chicks because of their smell. Birds (except for vultures/ scavenger birds) cannot smell. Just saying. :)
I was referring to the myth but yeah.
you shouldn't spread the myth 100's of baby birds die cuase people spread the myth and people don't give their chicks back to their muma and papa

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Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:22 am

I know its terrible
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