Ant Movie

11 Oct

 

A mountain of exposed fire ants, mounded up on the brood pile to conserve moisture.

A mountain of exposed fire ants, mounded up on the brood pile to conserve moisture.

 

Okay, last fire ant post for a while .  (Next I’ll do things that live with ants!)  Here’s a video I put together a little while back showing some of my lab work with fire ants.  In particular, you can see the drip floatation technique, which I discussed in my last post, as well as the set up for an experiment on arboreal foraging behavior (climbing), and just a little bit of an experiment that involved using a fluorescent dye to track how collected food is fed to the brood.

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One Response to “Ant Movie”

  1. Ted C. MacRae October 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Fun!

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