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Queen ants dozily dream, while worker ants are forced to get by taking power naps, the first study of the sleeping habits of ants has revealed.
Intriguingly, Cassill's team gathered evidence suggesting that the queen ants dream when sleeping deeply. Frequently, the queens would quiver their folded antennae when sleeping deeply.
This "rapid antennal movement (RAM) might be an analog to the rapid eye movement in vertebrates," the researchers write in the Journal of Insect Behavior.