About The Author

Dr. Tomer Czaczkes is an animal behavior researcher at the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany.

How Ant Colonies Gamble

Helped along by a series of popular children’s movies, we often like to assign even the smallest animals, such as ants or fish, a full set of human-like social abilities and features. However, given the tiny brain of an ant, it seems unlikely that they could perform complex tasks, such as strategic planning. However, an