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Ants: Nature's Secret Power (Full Film)

Can We Crack Thier Code?

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You have seen ants before. They are small, annoying little insects that we easily dismiss, unless we step on a fire ant or leave something sweet lying around and come back to find it covered in the little things.

Well, you will never take ants for granted again after seeing this!

We are only now starting to crack their secret codes so we can understand them. This utterly fascinating film takes you inside the world of these genius creatures, who constitute a superpower all by themselves.

They communicate in codes, using scent and chemicals to work in unison. They transmit clandestine messages and follow invisible trails. They can support 100 times their own weight while standing upside down on glass. They consume vast amounts of food and run huge distances.

And the whole colony functions as one organism.

In this documentary we will be transported into the world of ants through the eyes of Bert Hölldobler, a world authority on these amazing animals.

What animal is the most warlike? What animal has the greatest supercity on the planet? Not man but ants.

They are the real success story. It is only their tiny size and our vanity that allows us to hold onto the myth of our supremacy. Ants rule the planet. They are found in habitats from far northern Finland to the sweltering tropics.

You will get a look behind the scenes at the underground structures they build. You will not believe your eyes around 45 minutes into this breathtaking film.

Aside from humans, ants have the most complex societies on earth. They are living proof that with vast numbers and fairly simple rules, a formidable specialized intelligence can emerge - one capable of building climate controlled cities without the need for centralized authority.

Prepare to be astonished!

--Bibi Farber

This film directed by Wolfgang Thaler.