Clearing the air on ant “smells”

2019 CSM Clint Penick, PhD 470-578- 4297 Assistant Professor Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology Kennesaw State University Dr. Penick and his students search for ants under logs in Arboretum

TikTok was recently overwhelmed with the aroma of dead ants. 

Well, not the aroma itself but a debate over their smelly carcasses. Some respondents to a video on the social media platform said they could smell squished ants while others disputed the claim. The magazine Popular Science called on Kennesaw State University assistant professor of biology Clint Penick, an ant researcher, to clear things up. 

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