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Keeping track of your ants... Answered

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

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Goodhart

9 years ago

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

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Goodhart

9 years ago

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

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Plasmana

9 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?

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kelseymhPlasmana

Reply 9 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.

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Plasmanakelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

You mean ants do travel for miles??

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Tool Using AnimalPlasmana

Reply 9 years ago

Barely don't go anywhere?

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


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PlasmanaTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

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

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Lftndbt

9 years ago

Awesome!