23 Jan 2016

Lazy ants

From This Way Up, 1:40 pm on 23 January 2016

Photo: Faris Algosaibi / CC BY 2.0

Ants have got a reputation for being industrious insects with a good work ethic and a keen sense of community. But this reputation is inaccurate, according to Daniel Charbonneau of the University of Arizona.

He's studied ant colonies and found out that a good proportion of the ants he was observing were lying about and generally being lazy!