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Inside the ant colony - Deborah M. Gordon


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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.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Deborah M. Gordon
  • Director Steve Belfer
  • Animator Michelle Tessier, James Jacob
  • Compositor Eva Branellec
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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