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Exoskeleton strength: Blowing up ants

You'll start with an experiment. What would happen to an ant if it were scaled up, keeping all its body parts in proportion? Each ant below is twice the size of the previous one. Click on each ant to see what happens when it gets up to go forage for food.



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