The way of ants

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Date
1957
Summary
The ants are social insects with a fascinating story of division of labor and social organization.  Their history of how this social structure developed from very simple beginnings to more complicated systems is interesting too.  You’ll find that some ants eat protein food while others are vegetarians, and you’ll discover that the kind of society which ants maintain is related to their food habits.  Robert Willey, an entomologist, will demonstrate these things with live colonies of ants.  You’ll learn too how to keep an ant colony and what kinds of questions about behavior of ants you might answer by observation.  On film, you will see an ant herdsman tending the aphid cows and stoking them to secure their sweet honeydew. 
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Animal
Subject
Ants
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:22); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1957
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003325836; Other: GR00451876; MDPI Barcode: 40000003325836

Access Restrictions

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