It seems appropriate to follow up my previous post on politics with one about insects. We bought one of those Antworks ant habitats recently. It is filled with a NASA-developed transparent gel compound that the ants eat and tunnel through. I thought it’d be fun to make a time lapse video of the ants tunneling their way through our gel. Here it is, with a few small embellishments:
This is about seven days worth of tunneling compressed to less than a minute of footage. You can see the daylight come and go in the background.
A high-quality version is available if you click the youtube link and click the “watch in high quality” link under the video.