- Dynamics and shape of large fire ant raftsNathan J Mlot
School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA USA
Commun Integr Biol 5:590-7. 2012..We show that this assumption is not necessary for large rafts, because it follows from the random directionality of the ant trajectories. Our predicted relationship between raft size and circularity closely fits experimental data...
- The mechanics of slithering locomotionDavid L Hu
Applied Mathematics Laboratory, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY 10003, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:10081-5. 2009..The ability to redistribute weight, clearly of importance when appendages are airborne in limbed locomotion, has a much broader generality, as shown by its role in improving limbless locomotion...