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CLIP 12875

How leaf cutter ants maintain their food supply

How leaf cutter ants maintain their food supply
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Key Info
  • How leaf cutter ants maintain their food supply
  • Duration: 02:18
  • Leaf cutter ants make the most of the abundant supply of fresh leaves, collecting them in co-ordinated marches. Timelapse enhances the sense of ceaseless activity as they 'make hay' while the going is good, to maintain the food supply for the fungi on which they themselves then feed. This clip from was first published on Nature Video Collections: bbc.co.uk/nature/collections. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Feeding Relationships

  • Keywords: insects, ants, habitats, food chains, food chain, food, mini beasts, team work, timelapse, nature video collections
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used to demonstrate how ants work in teams to collect their food.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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