How ants live
The leafcutter ants in Planet Ant were rescued from Trinidad. The ants are native to Trindad but they are considered pests by farmers as they damage crops. This colony was about to be destroyed by the farmer but was saved so that it could be brought back to the UK. The team need to make sure that they have the queen ant because the colony wouldn't survive without her. Digging down into the nest allows us to see the maze of chambers connected by tunnels, which are replaced by glass boxes and tunnels in Planet Ant.