||Jun. 29th, 2006 09:11 pm|
These are *really fucking heavy*. (ETA: 44kg apparently - and this I took up 2 flights of stairs?)|
*thinks* Did my arms *used* to be this long...?
ION: Ants on stilts...
At least you get to be cool at the other end:-) (hopefully)
This was what got me though
When the researchers shortened the ants' legs the insects had trouble finding home.
The researchers found that ants walking on stilts typically travelled 50% further than the normal distance and then began pacing back and forth looking for home. And those with shortened legs paced back and forth in the channel after travelling, on average, only 50% of the normal distance to the nest.
OMFG! they cut bits off there legs and wonders why they have problems finding home, (Head desk) And they call this science