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Ant bivouac

Duration: 01:57

Because they bite and sting, it is difficult to study army ants. David Attenborough puts a special camera probe into an army ant nest (bivouac) to look at the interior. The army ants go on the move every two weeks, carrying their grubs to a new bivouac site.

Available since: Tue 22 Sep 2009

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The Trials of Life Hunting and Escaping

4/12 David Attenborough looks at the life-and-death duels which are fought daily in the wild.

First broadcast: 24 Oct 1990

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