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Pogolumina's first short film - 'Domain of the Thatching Ant - Part 1'. This is a visual introduction to Formica obscuripes - the western thatching ant (total run time: 9 min 27 sec). 'Domain of the Thatching Ant - Part II' (total run time: 10 min 28 sec) touches on some of the food-gathering behaviors of F. obscuripes. Both shot in natural, ambient light.
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