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an artificial ants’ nest, usually created to allow observation of the activities within the nest.
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A young friend who has an ant farm can't see why anyone would try to get rid of ants.
Their weed analysis, the first detailed one for ant farms, appears in the July 6 PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
The most common pests in the survey, these fungi have not been detected anywhere except ant farms.
Each of these ant farms may resemble a crumbling bath sponge, but "it's true agriculture," Schultz says firmly.
The researchers genetically screened 309 of the wild species and 553 samples from the same region's ant farms. Then, they sequenced two genes from 27 of the wild species and 57 of the ants' crops.
In the mid-1980s, Langton created a number of these simulated ant farms, including examples in which several ants move at the same time, to explore how cellular automata might serve as models of various processes characteristic of living systems.
More to Watch Than Television: "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; observe her ways and be wise." For the child on your list trying to become wise by watching television, discovering the fascinating world of the "Giant Ant Farm" might change his outlook.
What Fir: O.K., so the submarine is a little steep for your Christmas budget, every jogger on your list has a pedometer, and everyone else has an ant farm in his house all through the summer months.