Friday, December 3, 2010

Plastering an Ant Colony

Have you ever wondered what an ant colony looks like below the earth?

 Now you know.

This guy, Walter Tschinkel, poured plaster down an ant colony, excavated all around it, and the pieced the entire thing together again. Super cool, if you ask me. Kind of bummer for the ants, though. Here's the paper that he wrote about it.


Lisa Lou said...

wow. for some reason that super nasty to me.

David x- said...

They have either this one or another one at the Museum of Natural History. The one there is metal, though. It's pretty crazy.