Termite Trails: Trail followed

termiteWhat your termites should have done was to follow the lines that you drew with a Paper-mate or Bic ballpoint pen . . . pretty smart, aren't they?! 

Actually, you have a secret that they haven't figured out yet!  In the wild, termites leave a scent trail so that they can follow each other and find a good place to start a colony.  The things that leave the scent trails are called pheromones.  ball point penAnd in your pens is a smell that is similar to the termite's pheromones, so they actually think they are headed for their colony!  Now how smart do you think they are?!

«Back to Termite Trails