Terra X documentary features Christoph's group and their leaf-cutting ants
4. März 2023
The Terra X (ZDF) documentary series "Schlaue Schwärme" shows how Christoph Kleineidam studies the leaf selection process of leaf-cutting ants. The TV crew followed his experiments in the Imaging Hangar, where he set up a 30-meter-long ant trail. Christoph and his team marked leaf fragments of varying quality. They measured how quickly the ants transported them to the nest to decipher the mechanisms underlying the colony's preference for leaf fragments.
Part 1: Schlaue Schwärme - Geheimnisvolle Sprachen
Part 2: Schlaue Schwärme - Rätselhafte Kräfte
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Image: Elisabeth Böker, CASCB