Run, Cataglyphis, Run!

[UPDATED with a video, below]

Some researchers recently published a study in which they placed Cataglyphis desert ants on treadmills. Check out a discussion of the research here.

A futile life for an ant. Photo: Matthias Wittlinger

Update: In response to a comment by Boshua J’lanchard, here is a video of the treadmill in action: