: How do ants know where to look for sweet stuff?


I live in a tropical climate country. In here, whenever we left foods on the counter, most of the times, ants will just come and ‘bring it to their home’ lol. I am just curious, how can they scout for the food so quickly? And how do they spot sweet foods and crumbs?

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A colony sends out 100s maybe 1000s of scouts to search in all directions for food. Once one of those scouts finds a tasty meal, she runs home leaving a scent trail that will lead all her sisters to it. The scouts that didn’t find anything return home empty handed.