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(Wired)   Peru's ants are expanding their cell phone network   (wired.com) divider line 20
    More: Strange, cellular network, Peru, ants, Peruvian Amazon, National Museum of Natural History, Tropical Research Institute, American Museum of Natural History, Tambopata Research Center  
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2013-09-06 09:39:50 PM
If you build it, they will come.
 
2013-09-06 09:42:58 PM
It's a Spidercat's anchor point before it leaps to another spot.  They first sit on the surface they're currently on and fire the spinnerettes that ring their anus, and the main ones located just inside the anus.  Because the anus never contacts the surface when sitting, the web spreads a bit before it makes contact with the surface.

Once the leap is safely made, the spidercat snaps the line with it's tail to break it free, all that remains is the anchor structure.
 
2013-09-06 09:45:04 PM

Saberus Terras: It's a Spidercat's anchor point before it leaps to another spot.  They first sit on the surface they're currently on and fire the spinnerettes that ring their anus, and the main ones located just inside the anus.  Because the anus never contacts the surface when sitting, the web spreads a bit before it makes contact with the surface.

Once the leap is safely made, the spidercat snaps the line with it's tail to break it free, all that remains is the anchor structure.


I'm pretty high, too.
 
2013-09-06 09:48:47 PM
I was afraid of this. The insects have decided they're sick of our shiat and are calling the Mantis people to wipe us out. It's only a matter of time, now.
 
2013-09-06 09:57:08 PM
I, for one, welcome our new ant overlords.
 
2013-09-06 10:07:42 PM
Did the scientists try poking it with a stick?

Cuz that's what I would do.
 
M-G
2013-09-06 10:18:05 PM
Apparently they're building repeaters....
 
2013-09-06 10:48:27 PM
This means something. Devil's Peak with a fence around it.
 
2013-09-06 10:53:39 PM
It also looks like a hfdf antenna.
 
2013-09-06 11:08:03 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Saberus Terras: It's a Spidercat's anchor point before it leaps to another spot.  They first sit on the surface they're currently on and fire the spinnerettes that ring their anus, and the main ones located just inside the anus.  Because the anus never contacts the surface when sitting, the web spreads a bit before it makes contact with the surface.

Once the leap is safely made, the spidercat snaps the line with it's tail to break it free, all that remains is the anchor structure.

I'm pretty high, too.


Hey, its 4:20 somewhere.
 
2013-09-06 11:18:44 PM
dl.dropboxusercontent.com

I knew the FAA was bound to start miniaturizing the things one of these days.
 
2013-09-06 11:55:36 PM
Peat? Can you hear me now?
www.allmystery.de
 
2013-09-07 01:18:02 AM
time traveling alie
 
2013-09-07 01:26:32 AM
jellybeansofdoom.com

They got pretty decent cell towers.
 
2013-09-07 01:46:29 AM

MisterTweak: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 320x265]

I knew the FAA was bound to start miniaturizing the things one of these days.


I was going to say, I wonder if anyone gets the implications of ants with VOR/DME capability.
 
2013-09-07 10:03:23 AM

taoistlumberjak: MisterTweak: [dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 320x265]

I knew the FAA was bound to start miniaturizing the things one of these days.

I was going to say, I wonder if anyone gets the implications of ants with VOR/DME capability.


As God as my witness, I did not think that ants could fly.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-07 10:20:44 AM
It's like a freeze frame of a milk drop splash. Or an asteroid impact. Are they trying to summon a giant asteroid to wipe out humanity?
 
2013-09-07 01:58:43 PM
It looks like something from the Voynich manuscript.
 
2013-09-07 04:10:54 PM
When I post an URL that FARK has featured before, I am notified of the rejection instantaneously.  But duplicates like this get through somehow.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-07 04:44:57 PM
flondrix

I think the current rule is, TFers can submit duplicate links. Before that only select users could, and before that only admins could.
 
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