I’ve had these little black ants in the kitchen for a while now. (Maybe I’m a little slovenly…)
Anyway, one day I had too much (of the ants), so I got some anti-ant spray (apparently pretty toxic stuff) and sprayed around the places they were coming in.
Well, later that day I discovered what must have been those stranded on the kitchen side of the war zone. And they were doing something strange. There were little clumps of 6-10 ants scattered along the back of the counter (near, but not in, the area I’d sprayed). They were alive, because periodically one would leave a clump, wander around for a little while, and join another clump.
They looked kind of forlorn all huddled together like that.
Anyway, any idea what was going on with these survivors?