Mar 10, 2016 - 10:17 AM
The problem is that "phermones" are basically signals or trigger mechanisms that insects use to communicate. There can be as many pheromones in an insect as there are words in the English language for humans.
Using pheromones is nothing new. IF they were to pinpoint the exact pheromone that would attract ALL of the worker ants, and then be able to commercially reproduce it, it may have some merit.
Most commercial insect pheromones are synthetic reproductions, not the real thing. Trying to extract a genuine pheromone from a single ant would at the least be very tedious and time consuming.
We'll have to wait a few years and see what comes of this..........