Where ants go when nature calls: Ants use corners of their nest as ‘toilets’

18 febrero 2015

Ants may use the corners of their nest as ‘toilets,’ according to a new study. Little research has been done on ant sanitary behavior, so the authors of this study conducted an experiment to determine whether distinct brown patches they observed forming in ants’ nests were feces. They fed ants, living in white plaster nests, food dyed with either red or blue food coloring and observed the nests for the colorful feces.