If you have any doubts about your own presence on the planet, a new study says you’re probably wrong.
Researchers from the University of Washington found that in some places, you may be seeing a ghost ants.
In some of the most remote parts of the world, there are some places where people can see and hear ghost ants buzzing around.
But they’re not seeing them because they don’t want to, said Paul Rocha, a professor of anthropology and evolutionary biology at the university.
Rocha’s research team spent more than a year studying how ants use natural sound to communicate.
They’ve found that ants are really good at identifying sounds, so when you hear them buzzing, you can identify them.
The ants know what they’re hearing is an ant, he said.
It’s a very natural way to identify a creature that is normally invisible.
And when you don’t know whether an ant is a ghost, they can be pretty confident.
It’s not an uncommon way for ants to communicate, Rochas team found, because the insects also use a form of language called vocalizations.
When you hear the sound, an ant knows it’s an ant.
That makes the ant more willing to come forward and show it to the colony.
Rachael MacKay, a researcher at the University in Edinburgh who was not involved in the study, said ants can recognize a ghost when they hear it.
In the study they used, a group of ants that was a little bit bigger than their own, had been living together for a few weeks, and they started to develop a kind of bond with the queen ant, the queen’s offspring.
MacKay said the ant-kingdom bond is the closest thing ant species have to a love relationship.
“They bond and they have this sense of, ‘Oh, this is really special, we have this bond here,’ ” she said.
“It’s like, oh, this makes me feel like I have a real connection with this individual and with her and we’re very close.”
She said that the bond was maintained when the ants moved into the next colony, which had the queen in it.
Rochea said ant colonies don’t have to move in order to form a relationship.
He said ants are known to use many forms of communication to stay connected.
One example is using the sound of a leaf to communicate with each other, Ruchas research team found.
MacKays research also found that some ants use sounds to recognize other ants.
For example, some ants will try to detect other ants that are hiding in a hollow tree, Rachael said.
The team also found some ants used sound to tell other ants where they could find food.
MacLeary said the ants also use sounds like the sound a leaf makes when it is breaking apart.
MacLean said that ants have the ability to detect the location of the source of a sound, but they do it with more of a visual search.
She said the same kind of thing is happening with other animals.
For instance, there’s a species of ants known as the antid ants, which use sound to find food and mates.
“What we saw in this study was that when ants use sound, they do that for all sorts of things,” MacLean said.
She added that it could be a way for the ants to know where they can find food, but she said it’s difficult to prove that.
“We have to look at how it actually works, and the more we look at it, the more it looks like it might be a natural behavior,” she said, referring to sound detection.
“The more we see it, then we can start to understand what makes these animals so good at this.”
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