117Views11Replies

Author Options:

Keeping track of your ants... Answered

This may well be the world's smallest tracking collar. From an article in Science News.

Discussions

The forums are retiring in 2021 and are now closed for new topics and comments.
0
Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

Also, if they make one small enough for a paramecium, then our privacy will really be in big trouble

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

Now, if they could also include a small backpack with that, they could carry their very own People repellent LOL

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

WOW that brings back memories....RW sure looked young then :-) and now, at the age of 68 is still a looker. ;-) check out her gallery

0
Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

it is amazing how small electronics can get... Why put a tracking collar on a ant when they barely don't go anywhere?

0
kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

Read the article -- ants do travel significant distances when scouting for new colony locations. The researchers were investigating whether ants choose those locations by comparing (going back to previous sites) or on some "absolute" scale.

0
Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

You mean ants do travel for miles??

0
Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

Barely don't go anywhere?

Anyways, this video of a cast of a an ants nest is impressive


0
Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 11 years ago

Wow.. It was sad that their city was filled, but the structural complex it stunning...