Do ants have brains?

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2009-04-22 09:46:39

Ants have a main brain and several smaller brains that run along

the length of their bodies called, "ganglia". The ganglia are

little assistant brains to the main brain. The brain inside the

ants head controls things like smell, sight and touch, but the

smaller brains control, to some degree movement of the ant. Have

you ever noticed that an ant will continue to twitch if you step on

it? Even if the head is separated from the ants body, the legs will

still twitch. This is because the smaller brains (ganglia) are

still telling the ants legs to move!

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