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Time lapse of ants invading a document scannerMar 09 2012

François Vautier installed an ant colony in his scanner and scanned it each week for five years. This is the resulting time lapse video:

Five years ago, I installed an ant colony inside my old scanner that allowed me to scan in high definition this ever evolving microcosm (animal, vegetable and mineral). The resulting clip is a close-up examination of how these tiny beings live in this unique ant farm. I observed how decay and corrosion slowly but surely invaded the internal organs of the scanner. Nature gradually takes hold of this completely synthetic environment.

(via ★colossal)

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