Myrmecos

Homage to a Myrmecologist

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Let’s take a lesson from the Swiss.  They deem myrmecologists of such great national importance that one once adorned the face of the country’s highest currency.  Auguste-Henri Forel and his beloved ants were featured on the 1000 Franc note from 1976 to 1995.

Ponder that for a moment.

A country reknowned for finance.  Put an ant man.  On their top note.  For two decades.

For those interested in more Forel, Antweb has a photo from Forel’s extensive collectionAntbase holds Forel’s myrmecological publications.  And if you’re one of those weirdos who finds sex more interesting than ants, you can read about Forel’s contributions to sexology here.