Natural Bridge (Ant)

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Sharks
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Natural Bridge (Ant)

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Natural Bridge (Ant) by Can Tunçer, on Flickr

A natural bridge connecting the front and back of an ant.

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Post by Beatsy »

Amazing and lovely shot. It just doesn't look mechanically feasible. Imagine an engineer turning up with a design like that... :)

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Post by Sharks »

Thanks :)

By the way, I learned that body part is called "Petiol".

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Post by abpho »

That's not fair. Unlike the trailer hitch, the petiol has to support the entire weight of the load being carrier around. :D I think the ant trumps the trailer hitch.
I'm in Canada! Isn't that weird?

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Bridge

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That is one hell of a shot.

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Post by mortenoen »

What a great shot! Splendid idea! How on earth does an ant stay in one piece?
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Post by Sharks »

Thanks :)

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Post by Coops »

Great shot, very nice!

Regarding the support of the abdomen - size matters! The universe will look quite different for an ant:

WENT, F. (1968). THE SIZE OF MAN. American Scientist, 56(4), 400-413
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/27828330.pdf

Not sure if it is free :(

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Thanks :)

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