Monday, August 14, 2006

Antlions Everywhere!

The other day Gav asked me if I knew what an antlion was. I've only ever come across the antlion once before, it is a formidable adversary in the wonderful game HL2.
Like with so many things in the delightfull world of computer gaming, they have borrowed from the real world. This photo is of a small crater in the sand usually found near ant nests. The edges are made of soft sand and slope so that once an ant falls in it cannot climb back out easily. As it tries to climb out the antlion hears its movement and starts reaching out with these claws untill it gets hold of the ant. Then its bye bye ant and hello tasty nutritious meal for the ant lion.

I am uploading a video to youtube now.

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