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Ant carrying a lead weight

Capacity experiments

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Our formicarium at the natural science collection of Tilemann High School.

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Nesting area of our formicarium

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Thomas preparing an ant for a capacity experiment under the microscope

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Harald recording results, and Thomas preparing the next ant

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Slightly dried nail-varnish as glue for the lead weights

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Several of our home-made lead weights

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F. polyctena worker ant carrying 2-times her own bodyweight

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F. polyctena worker ant carrying 6-times her own bodyweight

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F. polyctena worker ant carrying 10-times her own bodyweight