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True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« on: 30/06/2006 23:09:45 »
Extra....Extra....Global warming out of control...... Desert ants are now being given free stilts in an attempt to stop their feet from burning.


 
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Ants on stilts take longer strides than their normal counterparts (Image: Science)



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http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9436-ants-use-pedometers-to-find-home.html

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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #1 on: 01/07/2006 05:12:45 »
I'm assuming that the same desert ant stilt coverage plan does not apply to desert centipedes and milipedes..

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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #2 on: 01/07/2006 17:20:06 »
I have researeched this subject of coverage and have found that The Society of Professional Myriapoda has coverage for stilts at rates less per leg than the Kingdom of the Ants coverege. It is also good for life, unlike the Kingdom of the Ants coverage, which requires a monthly payment to keep the policy in force. Rather interesting, I thought.



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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #3 on: 01/07/2006 18:29:32 »
I find that if I add a stilt to an appendage I can find my way home too !...usually via a police escort :)

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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #4 on: 01/07/2006 05:12:45 »
I'm assuming that the same desert ant stilt coverage plan does not apply to desert centipedes and milipedes..

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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #5 on: 01/07/2006 17:20:06 »
I have researeched this subject of coverage and have found that The Society of Professional Myriapoda has coverage for stilts at rates less per leg than the Kingdom of the Ants coverege. It is also good for life, unlike the Kingdom of the Ants coverage, which requires a monthly payment to keep the policy in force. Rather interesting, I thought.



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Re: True story, Ants are being given free stilts.
« Reply #6 on: 01/07/2006 18:29:32 »
I find that if I add a stilt to an appendage I can find my way home too !...usually via a police escort :)

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