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This Element is an excerpt from Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (9780137057399) by Sherry Seethaler. Available in print and digital formats.

Why crickets chirp, ants touch noses, and bees can’t fly at night.

Yes, ants do communicate with each other. They live in social groups and have developed a highly ...

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Overview

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (9780137057399) by Sherry Seethaler. Available in print and digital formats.

Why crickets chirp, ants touch noses, and bees can’t fly at night.

Yes, ants do communicate with each other. They live in social groups and have developed a highly sophisticated chemical communication system. They leave chemical trails to lead comrades to newly discovered food, release chemical alarms to warn of predators, and have a personal chemical “signature” that lets ants know who is a member of their colony…

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  • ISBN-13: 9780132686297
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Series: FT Press Delivers Elements
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 15
  • Sales rank: 1,352,870
  • File size: 225 KB

Meet the Author

Sherry Seethaler, a science writer and educator at University of California, San Diego, works with scientists to explain their discoveries to the public. She writes a column for the San Diego Union Tribune answering readers’ questions about science. Seethaler holds an M.S. and Master of Philosophy in biology from Yale, and a Ph.D. in science and math education from UC Berkeley. Her dissertation examined how students are taught to make sense of scientific controversy. She designed and taught the innovative university course Teaching Contemporary Scientific Controversies, and helped design UCSD’s California Teach program, which prepares science and math students to teach.

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