Bert Hölldobler takes us inside one of natures secret societies, one of millions spread across the globe. For millions of years they have been transmitting covert messages and following invisible trails. But it’s only now that we a beginning to understand them and crack the ants secret codes. Hölldobler studies miniature cities of ants in laboratory, he has dedicated his life to uncovering the secret life of these aliens. It’s certainly true that up close ants certainly do look alien.
They can support one hundred times their own weight, stand upside down on glass, consume vast amounts of food, and run huge distances. Each ant is a strange and alien force, but when they cooperate they become a world superpower. Watch the alien force on the move creating collective architecture, climate and social structures and many fascinating systems.