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Ants + Alcohol don't mix

Post by mith » Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:30 am

Here's an interesting but failed experiment. I had some moldy bread so instead of throwing it away I put it into a container to grow. Later on I saw some ants and I thought it would be so cool if I could get them to harvest the fungus...unfortunately they weren't the type that did.

It turns out that the yeast/fungus on the bread had been alcoholic fermenting for sometime and the concentrations of alcohol was quite high in the jar. The ants that I put in the jar all acted drunkly and sluggishly.

3 hours later, they died. Wimps.
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Post by Jones » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:26 pm

You didn't have anything better to do than ferment a piece of moldy bread and feed it to ants?
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Post by Jones » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:27 pm

And then you watched them for 3 hours?

You're one hell of a... Scientist?
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