Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Faerluna, Dec 25, 2011.
Thanks for posting that.
10 tons of concrete to fill it.
That is wild.
Pretty interesting. Done the same thing with plaster of paris in ghost crab holes on the beaches of Texas. Nothing nearly as fantastically intricate as the ant holes, but still kinda neat. It's something for kids to dig up as well if they're curious how deep the holes go.
I think it's astonishing how much the structure some parts of vegetation found out in the wild.
They could have used any number of design they wanted but instead it sort of resembles some sort of tree with fruits attached.
It looks more like nitrification nodules on legumes formed by rhizobium bacteria.
But we'll accept fruit on a tree for partial credit.
Yeah, sorry I couldn't provide a geeky enough answer for full credit.
Next time I'll go into deep-space geek and provide sources.
Of course you'll need an account, usually through an accredited university and/or research facility, but you find the abstract and I'll be happy to read the whole thing at my leisure. Then again, you can buy most of the articles for $15-$35 each.
Is that Oklahoma? It looks like it with all that red dirt. :laugh2: