Plaster molds of ant holes

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in Science
http://www.bioone.org/perlserv/?request=display-figures&name=i1536-2442-4-21-1-f01

This is what ant holes look like.
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Female 94
wow, that was amazing!
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Male 452
wow. nice crib
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Male 4,431
Pretty cool. You can learn something new every day, eh? :-)
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Male 19
i bet they put the ants to work in a special clear substance, after ants died, they filled with plaster, then just simple cut around the plaster.. didn`t think ants could be that interesting!
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Female 5
The guy in the picture is a professor at FSU - I had him for my Bio II lab - he is the most anal retentive teacher I`ve ever had
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Male 664
I like figure 7.
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Female 1,262
Holeee poo. That is cool.
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Female 879
That was pretty neat, actually, though I have to admit that ants arent really my forte`...
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Female 449
hope there were no ants in there at the time
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Female 572
OH OK AFTERSHOCK I`LL JUST TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT ;-)
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Male 17
Woah, do ants really dig this deep into the ground? I thought they just went a few feet. (Shows what I know.)
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Female 695
wow, its, interesting
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Male 672
Mmm... I can hear the ants tortured screams from a mile away.
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Female 226
Cool....a way to get rid of ants...
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Female 139
Whoa, awesome.
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Male 536
I would rather see a leaf cutters nest, they put the "bad food" in a chambee which eventually gets so big a 7 foot tall, 1000 pound man could easily fit in it.... yup im a loser
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Female 578
poor ants, they must`ve been drowned in plaster
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Male 53
it`s amazing what you can make if you set your mind to it (oh, and have an endless supply of slave labor!)
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Female 785
Cool, who figured they`d be that deep!?
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Male 556
stupid ants...
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Male 506
Wow...that`s pretty cool. I like C.
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Female 665
that was kind of cool. i wonder what are the exact processes they took to make that.
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Male 36
hmmm...poor ants
nmaybe they got a giant vaccum to get em out
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Male 14
I saw the actual episode on one of those late night nature channel shows. They located an any hill and then pour some molten metal into the hole until it cannot be poured anymore. Once the liquid hardens they begin to dig into the ground around the ant hill, sometimes they have to dig really deep (as the picture can attest). After they have dug all around the ant hill they pull out the huge chunk and then knock off the dirt around the chambers.
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Male 239
wow... that`s what those little creatures can do.. amazing how this world works...
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Female 961
tee hee.... and i cover the little mounds up... i might feel a little bad now.


...nah

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Female 582
I want to live in an ant hole!!!
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Female 289
Why would you say you have to be stupid to appreciate this? There are interesting things to be found in nature all around you. Just because you can appreciate natural art work doesnt make you a loser. I found that fascinating.
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Male 1,383
nice and interesting
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Female 324
wow my 7 year old brother has an ant farm bless the little nerd.. its actually quite interesting tho haha :-)
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Male 78
They waited for the ants to die, since most ant nests only have one queen once the queen is dead so is the nest. They filled the nest with plaster and then took the worlds biggest shovel to dig it up, which was dug up by the worlds carfullest digger.
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Female 37
...WTF?
and yet i find it strangely interesting. how ddid they do that?
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Female 1,120
What the hell you must be really messed up in the head if you think that was interesting. Ant houses. Thats great...
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Male 451
how did he do that
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Male 20
it makes me wonder how a terminate infestation in a house would looks like...
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Male 577
This made me feel powerful. Look what I`m destroying everytime I pour some of that powder stuff on an ant hill.
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Male 1,115
wonder who had the time to do that since it takes an unbelieveable amount of time to do this. well, interesting though.
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Male 608
"To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour." -William Blake
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Female 572
I`m sure some of them had ants stuck in the plaster... :\ If I want to look round someone`s house I generally ask, not fill it with plaster and take it home. But everyone`s different.
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Male 522
That is the coolest thing I have seen on here for a while.
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Female 188
Wow, that was cool.
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Male 1,521
I didn`t know how ants nests were inside! but now that I think about I never cared about it!
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Male 888
I couldn`t begin to comprehend the graphs, but I find it amazing how such little creatures can achieve.

Next up? Biggest ant hole contests!

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Female 268
ants are the bane of my yard!!!!!
very cool still
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Female 2,144
Hey, Cool.
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Male 203
how the hell did they do this
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Male 820
wow, that was as interesting as the info for it suggested.....

did they make them by just filling the holes with plaster? would u have thought the ants mind if they did that?

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Male 1,152
call me immature but lol @ "vertical shaft"
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Male 923
That is actually pretty cool.
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Female 173
yeah..very weird
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Female 1,033
weird
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Male 2,958
We`re only a toxic spill away from a crappy 60`s horror film...
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Male 329
Figure 6a is by far the coolest.
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Male 10,115
Link: Plaster molds of ant holes [Rate Link] - This is what ant holes look like.
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