Late last year the boys took a real shine to a video in which Prof. Walter Tschinkel used molten metal to create casts of ant colonies. Now, through the imponderable power of little-kid free association, the name “Walter Tschinkel” popped up in a new ant-related story Finn’s devised.
I suggested to Dr. Tschinkel that Finn’s novel hypothesis that “10 ants equal 1 dog” is largely unproven. We’ll see what he says. 😉
[Update: Well, we didn’t have to wait long. He writes, “Mighty cute kid you got there! And now I have a hypothesis to test—- 10 ants equal 1 dog. Should keep me busy for a while.”]