What are pheromones? what are they for? What types of pheromones can be found? What is semiochemistry? Discover these natural chemicals
Pheromones are natural chemicals emitted by most living beings that act as messengers between individuals of the same species.
Pheromones are natural chemicals emitted by most living beings
Unlike other communication signals (especially smells) pheromones do not involve any learning phenomena, their action is innate. Extremely active, they act in infinitesimal quantities, so they can be detected, or even transported, several kilometres away.
We can distinguish several types of pheromones allowing different types of communication:
Semiochemistry brings together all the natural chemical signals emitted by living beings that allow them to communicate.
There are two main types of signals: