Ants Nature's Secret Power
Video Codec: XviDAward winning documentary on the fantastic world of ants.
What animal has achieved immortality? What animal is the most warlike? What animal has the greatest supercity on the planet? Not man but ants. They are the real success story. It is only their tiny size and our vanity that allows us to hold onto the myth of our supremacy. Ants rule the planet. They are found in more habitats from far northern Finland to the sweltering tropics.
The largest colony known of these insects is in Japan, where 306 million ants, with 1 million queens, in 45,000 colonies spread over 270 hectares.
The fiercest warriors on earth are the slave maker ants. Other ants have barracks and sentry posts to protect themselves against surprise attack.
While ants have inhabited our planet for millions of years, no living creature seems more alien to us. With the help of special macro imaging technology, award-winning cameraman Wolfgang Thaler and Dr. Bert Hoelldobler, bring us face-to-face with the mysterious world of these social insects. The performance of ants is tested on treadmills, in climatic chambers and centrifuges, revealing that many of these six-legged creatures have the strength of top-flight athletes, can support several times their own body weight and hang head downwards from the ceiling.
Winner of: International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula (USA): "Best TV-Program" and "Best Educational Value" & NaturVision 2005: Best International Contribution / Best Camera
Video Bitrate: 1700 kb/s
Video Resolution: 640 x 352
Video Framerate: 25 fps
Audio: ENGLISH, AC3, 192 kbps / 48khz, 2 channels
Runtime: 53 minutes
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PS. Awesome documentary. Unfortunately audio is out of sync by one second. Originaly posted on http://www.mvgroup.org (BT section) by Corax.