I am aware that ants have the ability to distinguish which female is the queen and which ones aren't. However, can ants also uniquely distinguish other individual ants in the colony? Is the differentiation between the classes only (worker-ant, queen, non-queen) or is it within the classes as well like hey its bob?

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    $\begingroup$ I edited for clarity and conciseness, but please check to make sure I have preserved your intent. Also note that we expect you to do some research on your own and then, informed by what you have learned, ask any questions you still have (ideally with references to reliable sources). Starting with wikipedia is often a good bet. ——— Please also take the tour and then go through the help pages starting with How to Ask questions effectively on this site and edit your question accordingly. Thanks! 😊 $\endgroup$
    – tyersome
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ @tyersome, thanks for the edit. Yes, the intent is preserved and I shall add references later. +1 $\endgroup$
    – user0193
    Commented Oct 18, 2020 at 14:31


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