Fine Structure

It's Modern Art, But With Ant Colonies

This is awesome: kottke links to a youtube video from the science channel where a team looking to study large leaf-cutter ant colonies dumped ten tons of concrete into the tunnels, waited a month and then dug the entire thing up. Honestly, I spent about a second or two feeling bad for all the han-soloized ants until they showed some footage of the structure. It's absolutely amazingly large.

Keep in mind that the video is shitty quality and you'll be wanting an entire round of multi-megapixel images by the time the clip finishes. It's just not enough!
http://www.kottke.org/08/11/ant-architecture

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