Radio tags fitted to help conserve UK's largest ant

  • 24 August 2012
Woods ants like these will be tagged

A thousand northern hairy wood ants are being radio tagged by scientists in Derbyshire.

The UK's largest ant is a protected species and researchers want to know more about its behaviour.

They'll be fitted with tiny transmitters and some dabbed with mini drops of paint to find out how they move between nests.

It's hoped the more scientists can find out, the more they can help protect them.