Thursday, January 28, 2010

Giant Ants Will Mug You For Sugar

Biologist Alex Wild (good name!) takes macro shots of ants and bugs. Then he posts them on his awesome blog, where he also talks about what species they are and what they do and why they are interesting. He has quizzes like "Whose larvae is this?"

This is one of those things that I always think is going to be really boring, and then I am FASCINATED. Like when Paul turns on the Discovery Channel I'm like "UUUUUGH I DON'T WANT TO LEARN ABOUT SPORES" but then it turns out whoops, I really do want to learn about spores so much, and I cannot turn away, and I get mad if he tries to change it, like "DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT SCIENCE?"

Anyway, this is one of those things. Nature is cool! Look at the jaws on that one guy. Alex also talks about what kind of lenses he uses to achieve these images, if you want to know his secrets.

Myrmecos Blog
Via Boingboing

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