Check out this new record, Stridulation Amplified: compositions with the stridulatory organ of Atta cephalotes by Kuai Shen.
These recordings are for sale and they would make a great present for an ant lover (hint, hint). You’d better hurry, however, because the run is limited to 100 vinyl records, signed by the artist.
Want to know more about ant stridulation? Check out our previous posts.
1. Ants: No Longer the Silent Types
2. More links to ant stridulation
(Note: In case you are curious, I have no affiliation with Kuai Shen. I just think this is cool. Thanks to Andy for the heads up.)
Awhile ago I did a post about ant stridulation or ants communicating via sound. I recently found a couple more recordings of ants.
The first is a short piece on recording ants for KUER radio in Utah. Dr. Bernie Krause, a bioacoustician, talks about his experience recording in Cherry Creek, AZ in Western Soundscapes: Ants with ant sounds in the background. Unfortunately, he does not identify the ants.
Entomologist Hayward Spangler talks about a novel way of using his teeth as a way to pick up harvest ant stridulations. You can listen and download a mp3 file at NPR: Listening to Ants or listen here to same recording. (In case one of the links breaks in the future.)
You can also hear a recording of the harvester ant stridulations by Jeff Rice at Western Soundscape Archive
I just can’t get enough of listening to ants. How about you?