Saturday, September 20, 2008
Christian Rabeling was facing the deadline for finishing the fieldwork for his master’s thesis.
As part of his work, Rabeling mapped entrances to ant nests in a Brazilian rain forest. And to find an entrance, you follow an ant. The ants he was studying weren’t helping.
“A. they’re small and B. they’re slow,” he said.
Breathe on a leaf near an ant and it will freeze in its tracks. It takes a while for them to get going again. “It requires a
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