The substances that an ant gives out of her body in a situation like this are divided into four kinds of substances, every substance has a certain language and code. The successive stages of the reaction of the ants:
1- aldéhyde hexanal is the first chemical substance that an ant emits if it feels something dangerous, and this can be regarded as a siren (of danger), on receiving this substance, ants begin to centralize in one point and then remain alert and ready to receive the rest of signals and this identifies with the first phrase uttered by the ant in the holy verse "O ye ants".
2- Then the ant emits the second chemical substance "hexanol". On receiving this substance, ants begin to run in all directions to determine the source of this substance. The ant that emits the chemical substance should determine the way lest all the rest of ants should go away and this what the ant of prophet Solomon did when it asked the other ants to enter their habitations saying "get into your habitations," and this is an instruction from the speaker ant to her fellows to go in the direction of the habitations. So it must have determined the way and this is the same as directing the movement of ants in general.
3- Undécanone is the third substance that the ant emits. This substance shows the cause of the danger, and that what the ant did when it said in the third phrase "lest Solomon and his hosts break you (under foot)." Do you see how much the correspondence and the consistency is? In this stage, in which the ants receive this substance, ants become ready to face the impending danger. So what about the fourth substance?
4- In the fourth stage, the speaker ant emits a special chemical substance, this substance is butylocténal. By this substance, the speaker ant gives an order of defence and determines the kind of defence. It said "without knowing it". By so doing the ant prevented the other ants from entering the stage of attack that would lead to death. Prophet Solomon smiled tenderly and mercifully as if he had calmed these ants down and as if he would like to have said that they needn't have worried as he saw them and he was kind to them and would not allow any harm.
"At length, when they came to a (lowly) valley of ants, one of the ants said: "O ye ants, get into your habitations, lest Solomon and his hosts break you (under foot) without knowing it." (27:18)
|"O ye ants"||Hexanal|
|"get into your habitations"||Hexanol|
|"lest Solomon and his hosts crush you"||Undécanone|
|"without knowing it."||Butylocténal|