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#1 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 3 2017 - 2:59 PM

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Dear wonderful Formiculture members,

 

Not long ago, my brother (Bracchymyrmex) and I were invited to deliver a TED talk on the subject of ants in Springfield, Massachusetts. Here it is, if you are interested:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=hKXKcePcipc

 

We would like to thank MrILoveTheAnts, BatSpiderFish and so many more of you for your support through the process. Yes, there are a few very slight factual inaccuracies here and there, but I don't think there's anything too out of whack.

 

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We hope you enjoy! :)


Edited by VoidElecent, December 3 2017 - 3:04 PM.

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#2 Offline KBant - Posted December 3 2017 - 3:49 PM

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ey that was very insightful and very well delivered! 

- yo fellow indian


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#3 Offline Spamdy - Posted December 3 2017 - 5:45 PM

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Dear wonderful Formiculture members,

 

Not long ago, my brother (Bracchymyrmex) and I were invited to deliver a TED talk on the subject of ants in Springfield, Massachusetts. Here it is, if you are interested:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=hKXKcePcipc

 

We would like to thank MrILoveTheAnts, BatSpiderFish and so many more of you for your support through the process. Yes, there are a few very slight factual inaccuracies here and there, but I don't think there's anything too out of whack.

 

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. We hope you enjoy! :)

Congrats!


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 * Pseudomyrmex gracilis (1)
 * Solenopsis xyloni (2)
 * Tapinoma melanocephalum (1)
 *Pheidole cf. constipata (1)
 
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 * Camponotus pennsylvanicus (1)
 *Pheidole cf. constipata (1)

* Brachymyrmex depilis (2)


#4 Online T.C. - Posted December 3 2017 - 7:25 PM

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Good job guys. Your did alot better than I would have. When I start talking in pressing situations, it comes out a little like "uh, the.. ummm, uh" like :P

And darn, you guys almost look identical.
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#5 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 3 2017 - 7:49 PM

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Good job guys. Your did alot better than I would have. When I start talking in pressing situations, it comes out a little like "uh, the.. ummm, uh" like :P

And darn, you guys almost look identical.

 

I was very nervous, to say the least.

 

Do we really? I am over 3 inches taller!


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#6 Online T.C. - Posted December 3 2017 - 7:51 PM

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Good job guys. Your did alot better than I would have. When I start talking in pressing situations, it comes out a little like "uh, the.. ummm, uh" like :P
And darn, you guys almost look identical.

 
I was very nervous, to say the least.
 
Do we really? I am over 3 inches taller!

Are you older? In chat I was talking about how the taller guy looked older.
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#7 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 3 2017 - 7:53 PM

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Good job guys. Your did alot better than I would have. When I start talking in pressing situations, it comes out a little like "uh, the.. ummm, uh" like :P
And darn, you guys almost look identical.

 
I was very nervous, to say the least.
 
Do we really? I am over 3 inches taller!

Are you older? In chat I was talking about how the taller guy looked older.

 

 

Yes! I am older than him by a single minute.


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To the lepers in your head?"

#8 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted December 4 2017 - 5:49 PM

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This was great! I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing.


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#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 4 2017 - 8:47 PM

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That was really good.


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#10 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 5 2017 - 5:05 PM

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That was really good.

 

Thank you, I appreciate it!


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#11 Offline Penguin - Posted December 5 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Wow, you guys are good speakers, I would have stuttered, knowing this would go online, or even just in front of an audience.


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Tetramorium Sp.E:2 

Formica Sp. :3 

 

I'm new to ant keeping so all of my colonies are still in test tubes.  :unknown:


#12 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 6 2017 - 1:49 PM

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Great job guys! That was amazing :)

Seriously, if I ever had to a TED talk on ants it would shatter seven billion eardrums with the incredible amounts of stuttering and voice cracks. I would also probably end up getting stage fright, with my unconscious body being devoured by millions of ants that got severely offended by my interpretation of them.


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#13 Offline VoidElecent - Posted December 7 2017 - 5:14 AM

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Wow, you guys are good speakers, I would have stuttered, knowing this would go online, or even just in front of an audience.

 

I thought I was going to vomit during the speech.


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#14 Offline ctantkeeper - Posted December 7 2017 - 5:55 AM

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Awesome job guys ;)


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#15 Offline noebl1 - Posted December 7 2017 - 6:50 AM

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I was really impressed too, great talk and excellent presentation.  A bit far from me, but if I had know, maybe would have made the drive down.


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#16 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted December 7 2017 - 10:51 AM

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That was great!!!
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#17 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted December 7 2017 - 5:29 PM

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Thanks everyone for the support! Really glad you all enjoyed it!


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    • Prenolepis imparis (6x) 
    • Crematogaster cf. cerasi (12x)
    • Brachymyrmex depilis (18x) 
    • Myrmica spp. (2x)
    • Pheidole bicarinata (1x)
    • Solenopsis molesta (10x)
    • Temnathorax curvispinosus (x15)
    • Temnathorax ambiguus (x10)
    • Forelius pruinosus (x3)
    • Myrmecina americana (x1)
    • Formica pallidefulva (x1)




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