Ants Rip Queen’s Legs Off | Empire Of The Desert Ants
Published – 03/12/2020 10:39 pm
In the final days of empire, the colony is at its most vulnerable; and the Queen meets her final grisly end.
Against the Chiricahua Mountains of southern Arizona, Empire of the Desert Ants takes an in-your-face look at the violent world of desert honey ants by charting the fate of a single colony over several years as they battle all-comers for survival and dominance over the small patch of desert that is their world. Both the big picture and every minute detail are captured in this dramatic and fascinating film using the latest camera techniques and visual effects.
Macro-photography shows the heart of their epic confrontations and the very core of life in the honey ant colony. Battle plans, defensive strategies and ‘team’ tactics are presented using the latest battlefield technologies. Also revealed are parallel worlds dominated by hidden forces – chemical weaponry, ultrasonic sound, pheromones, ultra-violet and polarised light – as well as detailed characterisations of the different members of the colony.