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This Girl Can Smell Ants and It's Freaking Everyone Out

not everyone can smell dead ants

I had no idea that not everyone could smell dead ants. So this is a public service announcement to those that can't smell dead ants.

Dead Ants Smell Really Really Bad!

 

@peepeepoopooemily

UR TELLING ME THERES PEOPLE WHO CANT SMELL ANTS??? HUH????? ##fyp

♬ original sound - E-milly 😳💸💯🔥

 

I'm trying to wrack my brain to explain the scent but it is such a pungent strong odor, there's nothing that comes to mind to describe it.

After delving into my research lab (Google), I quickly discovered that being able to smell ants is a genetic quirk that only a minority are capable of doing.

Why would you curse me with these genes mum? What evolutionary advantage do I have being able to whiff that awful stench?

 

@peepeepoopooemily

CAN SMELL ANTS CLUB UNITE 😡🐜 ##fyp

♬ original sound - E-milly 😳💸💯🔥

 

Googling a little more revealed what the smell is similar to that of ant poison and the pungent compound is that of Formic Acid.

It's a defensive mechanism that ants spray from their anal glands (butts). So if an ant could pass gas, this would be it.

And now I am left thinking why am I cursed to be a small minority that can smell ant butts.

 icansmellants meme

 

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