Ant Species Being Captured in 3D
A project aimed at creating a database of ants of all species totaling 15,000 is in progress and that too in 3D. The data once collected would be available for scientists and the general public for viewing.
The project is being headed by Dr. Brian Fisher from the California Academy of Sciences and has a team of US scientists in tow.
The team gets a huge repository of variety of ants from the London National Museum where BBC has reported a library of 600 species of these hard working insects. The project has been named Ant Web.
Dr. Fisher while speaking to the BBC said, “You can zoom in and see fine hair, the eyes – all of this even in a microscope is not in focus.” Such minute details he mentioned would be available for the first time after the project is completed.
Another magazine, 3DTV Watcher also pips in by saying that 3D technology has helped mankind in science and medicine and even surgeries conducted under tetrapods.