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When we look at the behavior of ants, we’re not only learning about them. We’re also learning about ourselves! Watching ants in different cooperative and communicative social environments gives us valuable information about the evolution of these behaviors. 

The videos that we have to share with you a glimpse of how ants find food in a controlled lab setting. 

Watch the following video that demonstrates how the Clonal Raider ants — a close relative of the army ant — locate food and bring it back to the nest.

This work is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 


Watch Ants in a Lab!

Watch a foraging video taken by researchers in the Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior at Rockefeller University! Answer some questions, and let us know what sorts of things you’d like to explore as a scientist!

Padlet - Share your ant questions!

After watching our ant foraging video, let us know some questions that you have about ants!

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Lizzie Krisch Lizzie Krisch avatar

Lizzie loves sharing her penchant for science engagement through different forums, including teaching, research, writing and social media.
RockEDU Program Coordinator
The Rockefeller University

Disan Davis Disan Davis avatar

Disan is a scientist and educator striving to share her curiosity and love of science with others
RockEDU Program Manager
The Rockefeller University

Kristin Reiber Harris Kristin Reiber Harris avatar

Kristin is a teaching-artist and animator raised on an old farm in Northern Virginia. She loves to be outdoors, a trait her mother noted when she was just a toddler.
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