When are ants sad? To ponder this for a short period of time, as with other life forms, other than the emotional ones, I think ants are not sad very often. I could imagine the time they do seem sad is if they get into a battle with one of their ant colleagues — and they get their tiny little body stuck between their colleagues pincers. That might be sad. I bet after they mate with the queen ant, they don’t sit there thinking of romantic notions of what stuff COULD be like. I bet it’s more like a wham-bam-thank you mademoiselle, since the queen ant isn’t really married by any recognizable governmental body. Long story short, the days of sadness within the wonderful world of Antdom, are fleeting at best.