So I woke up and went ahead with my usual routine. When I sat down with my mug of green tea (today, I chose the Traditional Tulsi, and it is wonderful! You should try that if you haven’t) I looked to the wall on my right and noticed a few hundred ants on it! I freaked out… I’m no fan of ants… Especially not those that are red and bite for no reason!
I went closer to look at them and while many many ants went around from a tiny hole on the floor to another tiny hole on top of the wall near the window (I presumed they were shifting to a New House) there was a small area of congregation where some tens of those just stuck to the wall. I went closer (in spite of my heart beating fast and my brain not asking me to go any closer without risking scaring them away or being scared away myself!) and saw that there were small movements within the congregation. The ants seemed to be constantly in a state of motion but the congregation as a whole looked stationary! Wow… I’ve never seen anything like this before.
I showed it to my friend… And his thought… “they must be having a meeting! ”
I disturbed the congregation with a soft blow of air. Sudden burst of movement… The congregation dispersed. More important things to do… Saving their own life! They probably thought it was a storm. Expected and understood…
After leaving them undisturbed for a while and sipping into my tea I waited to see what happens! The congregation formed back in about a minute… Unexpected! Partially expected! Don’t know… Any experiment needs to be repeated at least thrice to ensure that the results are not sheer artifacts. Well… Repeated it two more times. Both times the congregation formed back…. What I didn’t understand is why it formed back in almost exactly the same place (give or take a centimeter!)!!!
Interesting… Do you have any ideas why they would do that???