The ant colony is the source of a powerful bell-like tone which is radiated continuously on two wave-lengths, . 0018 meter, and . 00176 meter. This tone acts as a radio-beacon, and directs the ants to the colony, no matter where they may be located. The . 0018 meter wave is used by the ants for their "clacking" conversations, by means of which they communicate with each other and the colony, receiving orders from the directing intelligence, reporting the location of food, and requesting help, when needed.