Lab experiments show why medium-sized ants can't crawl out of antlion larvae pits

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:02 in Physics & Chemistry

A small team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has discovered why medium-sized ants have more trouble climbing out of sand pits than larger or smaller ants. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the researchers describe experiments involving glass beads and metal disks and what they learned.

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