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This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).
[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]

This is a photo from Simon Garnier’s lab at NJIT. With Chris Reid and Courtney Rockenbach, they’re trying to rigorously characterize the process of bridge building in army ants (Eciton in particular). They’ve induced them to make bridges up to 12cm in length (that’s about 12 body lengths).

[ taken from https://twitter.com/sjmgarnier/status/444550437111607296 ]

Artificial bird bath? Somehow I think it is wet enough in Portland not to need these fountains… (update: apparently they are water fountains… I wonder about the hygiene…)

Artificial bird bath? Somehow I think it is wet enough in Portland not to need these fountains… (update: apparently they are water fountains… I wonder about the hygiene…)

I guess guests of hotels in Portland appreciate having access to umbrellas as part of their stay.

I guess guests of hotels in Portland appreciate having access to umbrellas as part of their stay.

At a Super 8 motel in Amarillo, we found a Texas-shaped Belgian-waffle maker.

At a Super 8 motel in Amarillo, we found a Texas-shaped Belgian-waffle maker.

Aphids and friends found on flower buds just before bloom in Arizona.

Aphids and friends found on flower buds just before bloom in Arizona.

HDR photo from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon
http://instagr.am/p/W_JgE0DgOp/

HDR photo from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon

http://instagr.am/p/W_JgE0DgOp/

The toothpicks were my idea.

The toothpicks were my idea.

Another shot of a baby orb weaver clinging to the remnants of its mother’s web during the day time. This one for macro power hour. (Taken with Instagram at Harvest Wind)

Another shot of a baby orb weaver clinging to the remnants of its mother’s web during the day time. This one for macro power hour. (Taken with Instagram at Harvest Wind)

Baby orb weaver spider in remnants of mother’s web in the daytime (Taken with Instagram at Harvest Wind)

Baby orb weaver spider in remnants of mother’s web in the daytime (Taken with Instagram at Harvest Wind)

Such a terrible name for a newspaper. From afar, I always think I’m looking at some specialized health publication.

Such a terrible name for a newspaper. From afar, I always think I’m looking at some specialized health publication.