Cool Insect Fact September 24, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
Doing a little reading on oleic acid and ran across this interesting factoid:
Oleic acid is emitted by the decaying corpses of a number of insects, including bees and Pogonomyrmex ants, and triggers the instincts of living workers to remove the dead bodies from the hive. If a live bee or ant is daubed with oleic acid, it is dragged off for disposal as if it were dead.
Did not know that, but it certainly brings to mind some options for dealing with the current Democratic leadership.