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An intricate network

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Scientists poured concrete into an ant colony and excavated the resultant structure, revealing an intricate network of tunnels, fungus gardens and refuse pits.  The colony cast is phenomenal in size and complexity.  This is animal research, in action.

I imagine the ants died in the process.  I wonder how the researchers assessed and addressed the impact their work would have on the ant colony as well as the habitat immediately surrounding it.


Written by morethangray

December 12, 2008 at 9:58 am

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