Weekend Diversion: Down the Ant Hole

Weekend Diversion: Down the Ant Hole

\"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.\" But as a kid, I was often fascinated with the world of the tiny, insignificant ant. Florida State professor Walter Tschinkel has been studying the structure of ant colonies for a long time, and has taken castings of the entire underground structures of them! Image credit: Tschinkel, WR, via the Journal of Insect Science. And that's how you learn that the youngest ants are in the bottom chambers, and that the oldest ones are out foraging for food!

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