Author Archives: yonatanmunk

Questions from the Botulist

Dear Antboy, I’m quite fond of Ants on a Log, but glad the ants are raisins and not real ants. Have you ever eaten an ant or any other insect? Are there any other tasty snacks or meals that are … Continue reading

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Question from a sentient Venus flytrap

Dear Antboy: Ants are so tasty. Does anything there eat ants in strange and unusual and cool ways? Dionaea muscipula Wow, this blog sure is attracting its fair share of eccentric readers – this latest question was signed by Dionaea … Continue reading

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Questions from Dennis and Mace Windu

I got a couple questions about measuring wind turbulence, one from my labmate Dennis: What is turbulence and how do you measure it? and the other from, uh, Mace Windu: Dear Antboy: I heard you were going to measure wind … Continue reading

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Mail from the Revenge

Dear Antboy- I am curious about the lifespan of ants – in particular your gliding ants. Can you describe what life is like for worker ants and how long they are subject to hard labor? I would also like to … Continue reading

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More gliding ants

Dear Antboy, I tried to make a gliding ant out of paper like you said. I think I got the face more or less right, but I’m not so sure about the rest of it. His name is Gerald, but … Continue reading

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A letter from Ron Perlman

Dear Mr. Fancypantsscienceguy, You seem to know a lot about bugs. that’s cool. I’d like to know more about red bugs. Red bugs look the best! Have you ever been bitten by anything really really badly? Do any bugs scare … Continue reading

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A letter from Abber

Dear Antboy, I see in your About photo that you have bare feet. Is this because you don’t have any shoes? Do you worry about stepping on something sharp? Don’t your feet get cold? I like to knit. Would you … Continue reading

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