|MadSci Network: Zoology|
I just happen to cut finger nail outdoor and I notice that the ants actually pick up my finger nails and carry them home!!! like what they do with the food they find. I want to know what is the purpose of picking up the finger nail? For food? (impossible they are inedible!! although they have high protein content) For construction? (maybe) I have no idea, please help and what I am saying is true!! try it yourself if you do not believe but not every single ant seems to pick it up, only a few pick them up, some just investigate and go.
Re: Why does ants pick up finger nails?
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