The Washington Post has a new video this week featuring Ted Schultz, research entomologist at the National Museum of Natural History.
The peculiarity of ant farmers at the National Museum of Natural History (video link). Note: Sorry, the next video in the series autoplays when this one is done unless you stop it.
The video accompanies an article by Sarah Kaplan, "These strange, subterranean cities are eerily like our own. But they’re ruled by ants."
Public Domain Photograph of a Leafcutter Ant Fungus Garden by Alex Wild.
Okay, you've probably already seen these ant videos because they are making the rounds of social networks, but I thought they were worth sharing again.
Bees Unlimited shared this video of Leptogenys ants moving a millipede in Cambodia.
Aren't those chains of workers surprising?
Here's a closer view, where you can see the details of the workers better.
I'm surprised this millipede isn't discharging, because it looks fresh. Maybe it already did.
Finally, here's another video of the same behavior by a different author at Wimp.com.
Forget the Ant Class in Portal. I'm headed to Cambodia.:-)
What about you?
Have you seen ant researcher Deborah Gordon's newest TED talk?
She mentions the Ants in Space project, as well as results from her 28 years studying a group of harvester ants in the Southwest.
Dr. Gordon proposes some interesting connections between what we can learn from ants and other fields of research. What do you think?
In this video NASA associate International Space Station program scientist,Tara Ruttley, tells Josh Bylerly, also of NASA, about the Ants in Space experiment.
See more at Space.com and our previous post about the project.