lol thank god they are not like us and government workers or there would be another 88 supervisors and 166 government representatives.
the trail they follow has to do with a pheromone trail left by the scout… interesting way s to divert them ( leaf cutter ants) when i lived down south, have even seen one ant carried by others while on top of piece of leaf with mandibles still puncturing leaf. They would leave the ginger plant alone, the antiseptic properties would kill the fungal gardens they used the leafs to feed.
When two colonies met at a food source that was all out resource war..even the dog was scared of the ants.
would strip the garden in a few days if left unmolested. about 2 acres.