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How do they work? Are they like odors? And please provide sources. --Ed Poor Talk 18:42, 23 August 2008 (EDT)

This will hopefully be one of the largest articles on CP in the future, as pheromones are not only relatively well understood but also one of the most important methods of communication, not only in the insect world but possibly across the entire animal kingdom (their potential is still being researched). Sadly I do not have time to write this now, but I'm sure there are many editors who can. In answer to your questions, one animal releases a chemical signal and another detects it and gets affected, it's more of an autonomic response rather than a conscious one (so it's sort of like an odor without a smell). As for sources, a quick google search reveals over 3.6 million articles, most of which are geared towards the latest research in pheromones. These will hopefully be incorporated as the article expands. NormanS 19:01, 23 August 2008 (EDT)
Take your time and get it right. There's no hurry. --Ed Poor Talk 19:07, 23 August 2008 (EDT)