posted on Apr, 7 2011 @ 07:44 PM
Originally posted by skyjohn
Ants rub their antennae together so they can smell each other...
Seriously mate, insects are not telepathic.
Antennae (singular: antenna) in biology have historically been paired appendages used for sensing in arthropods. More recently, the term has also been
applied to cilium structures present in most cell types of eukaryotes.
In arthropods, antennae are connected to the front-most segments. In crustaceans, they are biramous and present on the first two segments of the head,
with the smaller pair known as antennules. All other arthropod groups, except chelicerates, proturans and arachnids which have none, have a single,
uniramous pair of antennae. These antennae are jointed, at least at the base, and generally extend forward from the head. They are sensory organs,
although the exact nature of what they sense and how they sense it is not the same in all groups, nor always clear. Functions may variously include
sensing touch, air motion, heat, vibration (sound), and especially olfaction (smell) or gustation (taste).
Ok some use it to smell and blah blah. That doesn't mean anything we don't know exactly any and all uses for the antennae. Saying that you know is
the same as saying you dont know.
How do you know they are not telepathic? and I never said they were..I said it was speculative.
Please give your opinions as your sittin on them pretty tight. Maybe you don't belong in here? Maybe you didn't read the op?