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Duration: 29 minutes

Professor Adam Hart is joined by a team of primary school scientists to explore the fascinating underground world of a leaf cutter ant colony.

Almost one million ants are transported from Trinidad to the UK and studied in every detail as they reorganise themselves inside an enormous, transparent, man-made nest.

The young scientists get hands-on in their lab, carrying out their own investigations into the lives of these tiny insects - from reproduction to how they fit into the wider ecosystem.

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Thu 20 Mar 2014 05:00 BBC Two

  • Inside the colony

    A 90 mins BBC FOUR documentary revealing the incredible lives of these tiny creatures.

Credits

Presenter
Adam Hart
Producer
Emma Bond
Director
Emma Bond
Executive Producer
Katy Jones
Executive Producer
Gerald Strother

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