Hey guys, well I just watched the recent Africa documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough and at the end it showed what animals would be shown in the next episode. Next week's episode will be about the Sahara desert and how animals have adapted to survive in the such extreme conditions. Well ants will be in the next episode! And a very interesting genus will be shown - he Cataglyphis. It's on next Wednesday at 9:00pm. If you miss it you can catch up on the BBC iplayer!
Just watched this on the iPlayer and thoroughly enjoyed it the ant section is quite interesting (the dramatic music did make me smile) and it later shows how the team filmed them. I always stop and wonder how on earth they get such great shots so it was nice to see this part at the end.
The ant is referred to as 'he' now and then, which I found a little strange. Is this an error or is there something I don't know about the colony structure of this species?
There was a brief shot of some ants in a tube during the preview for the next episode too!
Surely the team have been encountered ants in their shows previously, so they must know at least something about colony structure? Unless they did it deliberately to go with the common misconception and not detract from the content.