Emotions are the most evolved expression of the human race, have seen buffalo laughing. the answer is no. but we have seen our pet dog wagging its tail when a dog feels happy. it means that the dog and buffalo may not express their emotions through complex behavior. But certain emotions are there and can be expressed in different ways.
If we examine this behavior in insects then three types of insects immediately come to one`s mind bees, Ants, and termites. These insects show highly developed social order.
Scientifically these are two orders, namely, Isoptera (termites) and Hymenoptera (bees, wasps and ants) which make a nest and live-in colonies of thousands of individuals that practice division of labour and social interaction.
The questions arise. Is there any emotion among these insects?
Do emotions play any role in making of their social structure?
Scientist have explained it by studying their neurological structure, Ants can smell with their antenna. This antenna helps them to follow the food trail and RNA of their colony.
Ants cannot feel anything without touching with their antenna or sensors. these antennas are directly connected to the brain.
Size of brain in Ant are very small, it merely has 25000 neurons.
If it is compared with human brain, which has complex emotions such as love anger and empathy. Then it has approximately 100 billion neurons.
The number and the density in the cerebral cortex of the neurons makes us emotionally charged species
The kind of social stratification is reported in Ant, Bee and termite are egg laying, food collection, fighting for their colony and cleaning.
This behavior is due to the difference in their genetic character, not because of emotions.
Based on above scientific facts it can be established that inse, cats don’t have any emotion.
But at the same time scientist have one speculation collective brain of the laboratory could be as large as many mammals.
The colony could have feelings!