Do foraging ants carry dead ants back to colony for disposal or leave them where they died? I would think they would leave them behind just based on the energy expended that would be needed to transport them. If they brought the dead back to the nest that might indicate 'feeling' or 'emotion' which everybody seems to say is impossible.

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    $\begingroup$ Who's "everybody"? Neither I nor cognitive ethologists... Anyway, interesting question. $\endgroup$ – user24284 Nov 27 '17 at 3:58
  • $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Do ants really dispose of their own dead, and how/why? $\endgroup$ – user22020 Nov 27 '17 at 18:58

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