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Snapshots

  1. test

    Snapshot Title: test
    Taken by: Andrew Mitchell

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    test



  2. cool

    Snapshot Title: cool
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:



  3. deflated fly abdomen

    Snapshot Title: deflated fly abdomen
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    I guess that''s what that is...



  4. spikes on gaster (abdomen)

    Snapshot Title: spikes on gaster (abdomen)
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    I wonder what the purpose of the spikes is, or to be less teleological about it, what would the evolutionary advantage of the spiky "hairs" or spines on the gaster be? Allows the ant to move forward ...



  5. leg joint

    Snapshot Title: leg joint
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    quality industrial design, there



  6. compound eye of the ant

    Snapshot Title: compound eye of the ant
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    Ants have much simpler eyes than flies don't they? Count the little parts (ommatidia) - the fly has so many more than the ant, even though it's smaller. And it looks like the fly must have better pe...



  7. compound eye of the fly (I guess)

    Snapshot Title: compound eye of the fly (I guess)
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    This can't be normal for the eye to be sunken like that - this is a side-effect of the SEM preparation process, I guess? Or did the ant suck all the liquids out of the fly, causing this?



  8. feelers?

    Snapshot Title: feelers?
    Taken by: jay longson

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    I'm not sure what this is but it looks really interesting...



  9. Wing

    Snapshot Title: Wing
    Taken by: Molly Gibson

    Image: Ant holding a Fly
    Image Owner: Molly Gibson



    Description:

    Wing of the fly