Saturday, February 13, 2010

Three Species of Ants that Will Change Your Life

Weaver Ants:  

Leaf Cutter Ants:

Honey Pot Ants: <>  (Don't worry Cooliris kicks ass.  You'll thank me if you don't have it already.)


Screw with your head--think about how they evolved.  Slowly, incrementally, random successful behavior and attributes were selected that made them more likely to pick up hold a piece of leaf still, to pick up a larva, to move it back and forth, for it to secrete silk, or to have some ants be a storehouse fed and used by others or a gardener that tends fungus with bacteria.  Fucking amazing.

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