WIRED Magazine Article

Whilst reading the October 2013 issue of WIRED Magazine I found an interesting article about making Ants Dance.

Ollie Palmer studied Zoology and decided to work with a team to choreograph ants movements. The argentinian ant is the most susceptible to control. Their pheromone was the easiest to synthesis,  A pheromone called Z9:16Ald.

Now with this pheromone extracted, Palmer and his team were easily able to control Ants movement. Next they needed to choreograph the ants movements.

The experiment was a success and the ants moved in response to the pheromone. They are even booked to perform at a festival in Brazil. Now that is a show you would need front row seats to.

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