A pheromone is a chemical produced by an animal, usually an insect, that influences the behavior or development of others of the same species, often functioning as a…n attractant of the opposite sex. "Love drug". .
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This chemical is also a trail left by the insects to indicate the other individuals of the source of food and with the help of these chemical products,other insects are able to reach the food source conveniently.We would have often witnessed the insects communicating head on with each other,and that is the way of exchanging chemical products. Pheromones are chemicals that organisms secrete as a way of communicating with members of their own species. For instance, ants secrete pheremones that tell other ants where a food trail is, while deer secrete 'alarm' chemicals the tell other deer when threats are nearby. Many animals, humans included, secrete pheremones that attract members of the opposite sex. Farmones are Nature's "Love Potion". (MORE)