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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Plaster Casts of Ant colonies



The cast above was made by pouring plaster into an ant hill. It was made by scientists studying ant colony building. BioOne has the scientific journal paper on the study of the Florida harvester ant. The journal article is a bit dry, and I would even say boring. Of course, I'm not really into ants. So maybe it wouldn't be that boring if I was more excited about ants. What caught my attention, was the pictures of the plaster casts from the nests. They are really amazing. So you may want to skip over the paper, but you really should check out the pictures at the bottom.

BioOne journal and pictures: The nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant

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