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There is No Lord of the (Fire)Flies : Slideshow

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cover with Synchronous Fireflies

Scientific American, May 1976

Synchronous Display of male fireflies in a "firefly tree" in Southeast Asia

Scientific American, May 1976

Random flight of Pteroptyx males, taken from firefly trees in Thailand and releases in a darkened bangkok hotel room left streaks visible in this time-exposure photo.

Scientific American, May 1976

Home Sweet Home: A view from the nest area of Deborah Gordon's laboratory ant colony.

Photo credit: Shia Levitt

How does the colony get the right number of foragers to your picnic? Ants working for the colony as foragers, combing over an apple in the laboratory ant colony.

Photo credit: Shia Levitt

The ants march in, the ants march out. This is the entrance to the internal ‘nest’ area. Plastic tubing is used to simulate the sandy corridors of their natural habitat.

Photo credit: Shia Levitt

The Queen of the Ants Deborah Gordon, author of Ants At Work: How An Insect Society Is Organized

Photo credit: Shia Levitt