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Life Inside The Colony

This documentary by BBC follows Dr. George McGavin, an Entomologist, and Prof. Adam Hart, a leafcutter expert as they take on a feat that has never been tried before. They will attempt to show us a hidden world. This project of theirs involved six months of rigorous planning and execution. They were able to build a home for one million of the most fascinating, complex, and organized societies in nature – the ants.

Life Inside The Colony shows us how these experts were able to bring a working colony of leafcutter ants to Glasgow all the way from the tropics of Central America. After recreating the living environment of these ants, we get to see the scientist’s efforts to observe the daily activities of the leafcutters for one whole month. We get to see the how these ants are actually helping us solve some of our global problems.

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