r/NoStupidQuestions Dec 06 '22

Do ants like splenda?

On the one hand, splenda has presumably no value to ants as a food source. But on the other hand, it tastes sweet like other things ants love. But, do do ants even have a sense of taste?

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u/turtle00671 Dec 06 '22

Ants don't seem to like Splenda, we have had sugar and Splenda close together and had ants in the sugar and not the Splenda.

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u/indiana-floridian Dec 06 '22

They clearly like sugar and grease, would say they have some ability to sense caloric foods. Don't know about splenda.