TED-Ed: the Complex Social Organizations of Ant Colonies

#Animals

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Animated by James Jacob and narrated by Addison Anderson, this TED-Ed lesson by Deborah M. Gordon explains how ant colonies manage to function despite having no planning or higher-level communication.

Ants have one of the most complex social organizations in the animal kingdom; they live in structured colonies that contain different types of members who perform specific roles. Sound familiar? Deborah M. Gordon explains the way these incredible creatures mate, communicate and source food, shedding light on how their actions can mimic and inform our own behavior.

  1058

 

You may also be interested in:

Watching a Caterpillar Transform into a Butterfly Using Three Dimensional X-Ray Imaging
"In the next decades we could be bringing back species from the dead, so to speak."
Forested Overpass Allows Animals to Safely Cross Highways
"It might be surprising to imagine an elephant seeking out humans for help."
Oceans' Acidity Has Increased to the Point Where Sea Snails' Shells are Dissolving