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Ever Wondered What Ant Subterrain Structure's Looks Like?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Faerluna, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Incredibly cool!

    [youtube]d0e-q5MHwNQ[/youtube]
     
  2. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting that.

    Absolutely amazing.
     
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Stunning.

    10 tons of concrete to fill it.
     
  4. Payton34Smith22

    Payton34Smith22 Active Member

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    That's Awesome!

    :eek:
     
  5. UVAwahoos

    UVAwahoos Benched

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    That is wild.
     
  6. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    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.
     
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    It looks more like nitrification nodules on legumes formed by rhizobium bacteria.

    But we'll accept fruit on a tree for partial credit.
     
  9. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Start here:

    www.sciencedirect.com

    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.

    :p:
     
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Is that Oklahoma? It looks like it with all that red dirt. :laugh2:
     

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