Ant Death Spiral Recursion
15 September 2010
The Ant Death Spiral is a behaviour which seems hard to justify as an evolutionary tactic. Can it be a recursive bug in the software? A kind of bug bug?
From The Ant Room:
“This is one of my favorite things about ants — the ant death spiral. Actually, it’s a circular mill, first described in army ants by Schneirla (1944). A circle of army ants, each one following the ant in front, becomes locked into a circular mill. They will continue to circle eachother until they all die.”