Alex Wild on insects, science, and photography
The internet may be laughing now, but surely Ant Pornography is a Rule 34.
Brachymyrmex patagonicus, totally doing it
Acropyga epedana root ants have a mealybug fetish
Acromyrmex versicolor prefer a pile-on
I’d also like to note- per the FailBlog screen capture- that the matriarchal nature of ant societies renders the phrase “Feminist Ant Pornography” rather apt.
Posted in: Ants, fun, insects.
Tagged: ant porn
Is you blog appropriately rated for this?
I dunno. How old are you?
I wonder how long before you get shut down for this! :}
I’ve posted some soldier ants at the door just to be safe.
I was just about to post this on the AntCat Google group but you beat me to it.
Say more about the “mealybug fetish”. Do the males entice the females with a meal?
the matriarchal nature of ant societies renders the phrase “Feminist Ant Pornography” rather apt.
Well, to be picky about it if they’re starting out matriarchal they wouldn’t have feminists. :V
(What would gender be like in sapient ants anyway… would it be based on worker/queen/male, or on worker/soldier/breeder, or on work being done in or out of the nest, and in the latter case would they think of it as more of a transient thing rather than our assumption that it’s a part of someone’s inherent nature…)
Matriarchal? All I see is exploitative males using their sperm to force females into underground egg-machine drudgery and slavery in the quest to produce more dwarf males.
i hate to admit it, but i used to get mildly uncomforatble when I’d put one female A. transcaspicus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAvU8Sk5qjw&feature=player_detailpage) )first parasitoid on youtube by the way!! ) in with a bunch of males just to ensure mating…it always ended up like a bad porno
Wow those are some awesome pix, especially the Acropyga ants.
I was hoping for some real ant pornography, but you supplied a worthy substitute (and what is pornography but a substitute anyhow?)
But I do know about fish pornography, at least for sticklebacks, as an old post on my blog mentions.
The flailing and writhing of segmented appendages in ecstasy, the rugose sculpturing and smooth curvature of bare, gleaming cuticle, the climactic merging of haploid and diploid flesh… ah, the joys of superorganism sex.
Absolutely fabulous post
Jason has a real talent for this sort of writing! :~}
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