Night-active ants struggle to find home

Australian bull ants that travel at night take longer to return to the nest, a study from the Australian National University has found.

Using GPS tracking systems to monitor worker ants, researchers found that not only did night-active ants take longer to return to the nest, they were also more likely to get lost and not find the nest.

The research suggests that bull ants, which use landmarks to find their way home, struggled in the darkness.

Read more at Australian National University