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Is it normal to be able to smell DEAD ANTS???
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Dead or dying ants totally stink. Not green ants though, they're just a**holes. Tasty citrus flavoured a**holes. I have told numerous people but they don't believe me.
Is it normal to be able to smell dead ants or am I just awesome?
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Well.. I don't think it's normal, but I don't think that's very awesome, either..
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Yes it's normal and I smell them to. When they are killed or dying they release a chemical that stinks to warn other ants of danger. Because ants follow each other on scent this works well.
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I tast and smell ants. I was under the believe that it is a genetic ability to tast ants and some people don't have the gene. Is this true?
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Hmm. Well. I have eaten ants, and yes they do taste sour, but have a habit of biting your tounge. Dead ants, though, I've not smelled. Burning ants I have smelled, but not just plain dead ones.
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Depends on your species.
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well, after my uncle killed a whole bunch of ants with corn meal the spelled like old bread a few days after so i swept them away.
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no, i can't say that i have or anyone i know has ever been able to smell ants....dead or alive
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normal. ants release some kind of chemical when their dead. I smell them too. hate the smell
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Yeah- dead ants, specifically crushed ants, have a distinctive odor. It's subtle, but I don't like it too much. Iknowhoiam got it right.
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I've noticed it too. It seems disgustingly sweet smelling...like a sugar cube
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Yes, that is normal. Our behavioral psychology class had a conversation about this. Apparently some people are able to smell ants. It seems that someone suggested a urine smell. If they can smell them alive, then assuredly smelling them dead would also be normal.
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u ever heard of fumeric acid? one of the smelliest compounds on earth....all ants contain it.....some people r fucking stupid
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@: mateo
u seem fucking stuiped oh take that BURN
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not as stupid as someone with an above average iQ you slightly confused but now understanding fuck tard
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OK LIKE SO ALL THE 45% OF YOU WHO SAID THAT SHIT IS NORMAL, HAS SOME ISSUES!!!!!! excuse my french guys
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they're not saying its normal. for someone to go around sniffing ants, the above posters are just saying that they have a smell when die.

and they do, i crushed a few that were crawling on me and the smell hit me afterwards. as already mentioned, they release formic acid as a distress call to the rest of the colony, and it has a potent smell.

now, if he's killing ants alot to smell them, then i can't really say that's normal.
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I have never smelled ants before, at least that I can remember. Where do you live? I ask because I have NEVER seen a green ant here, only black, brown and the rare Fire Ant colony.
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