Sunday Night Movie: Tschinkel’s Ant Nest Casts

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Walter Tschinkel with a nest cast of the harvester ant Pogonomyrmex badius. Photograph by Charles Badland.

If you’ve wondered how ant guy Walter Tschinkel creates those amazing casts of underground ant nests, here is the process:

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  1. It must be like a kid at Christmas each time he excavates one of his castings. The suspense and surprise that each casting presents makes his job pretty neat. Certainly not a boring desk job.

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