Magnifying Ants

Have you ever killed an ant with a magnifying glass? The sunlight going through the lense creates a beam of light that gets pretty hot.

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

7 replies on “Magnifying Ants”

Totally. Lots of fun – they curl up pretty fast. Harder to actually “burn” them – I think instead they boil in the exoskeletons.

Then again, perhaps “fun” was too strong a word.

I remember doing this and also doing the same to grass hoppers. Plus you could take off the grass hoppers head and it would continue to hop around.

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