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26 May 2003 @ 12:04 pm
Another Highly Intentional Experiment: Do Ants Learn?  
A year ago, the office had a major Ant problem, and a minor Roach problem. Solution: Various poisons, but specifically the Raid stuff - roach motels and ant traps. Took care of it fairly effectively.

After a time, the problems went away, and the solutions were thrown away.

This year: Ant infestation begins again. I purchase the same Raid ant traps and lay them out.

Less than a day later, a roach seems to have found the Ant Trap and has keeled over in the middle of the bathroom. The ants, however, are attracted to the smell of death. They have formed a neat line cleanly avoiding the ant trap, and heading straight to the roach. The sucker caused a HUGE amount of ants to show up that otherwise wouldn't have.

Makes you wonder...
Kurt Onstadspeedball on May 26th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
Possible good news.
Depending on what exactly is in there, the roach may be lethal to the ants now, anyway. So, that would still take care of the problem...

Idtechnomonkey on May 26th, 2003 04:45 pm (UTC)
You'd like to think so...
...but there was such a swarm of them that Ervand just used the Raid spray and killed 'em all.

Gosh, I hope it wasn't a present for Zeus....
Nentikobe - a work in progressnentikobe on May 26th, 2003 06:10 pm (UTC)
Re: You'd like to think so...
nah.. Zeus likes Krispy Kremes....
lazyeyepsycho on May 27th, 2003 11:36 pm (UTC)
If I have another Freakin Roach crawl around my freakin desk I am going to scream, not the F'ed up scream that Carla gave last year when it crawled up her leg (which was quite amusing), but just a scream saying damn you cheap bastards get a freakin exterminator.