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Gatherers become hunters

Duration: 03:35

This is, producer, Ian Gray's favourite clip from the film. Honey ant scouts come across a smaller ant nest and send in a raiding party. Nothing is left behind but the repletes are the most valuable plunder - some are drained in situ, others are dragged back overground to the victor's nest.

Available since: Wed 10 Aug 2011


Series Editor
Steve Greenwood
Andy Serkis
Ian Gray
Executive Producer
Tim Martin

This clip is from

Natural World 2011-2012, Empire of the Desert Ants

2/13 A look at how a new honey ant queen wages a battle for survival while building her empire.

First broadcast: 10 Aug 2011

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