Do ants sleep?

I go outside to smoke on my breaks, and have a tendency to watch ants. (How boring is that? Sometimes I watch birds, though.) Anyway, this question popped into my head one day, and has been bugging me ever since.

I just know that among the teeming millions ([Rock voice]and millions[/Rock voice]), there are bound to be a few entomologists out there.

Kinda sorta. Check out the Staff Report Do insects sleep? (01-Jun-1999).

Thanks, Zut!

Could we twist the question and ask do they NEED sleep. Or rather a rest.

If humans or other mammals don’t sleep they would go “CRAZY” so to speak and die.

What about an ant? What if you kept it exposed to stimuli? Would it burn out faster?