Documentary about Solenopsis invicta, more commonly known as fire ants. The programme examines the species’ behaviour, exploring the damaging affect the ants have on crops and equipment and considers a way in which to put a stop to them.
Fire Ants 3D: The Invincible Army portrays the unique behaviour that is of great interest to scientists. For more than 80 years, ‘Solenopsis Invicta’ has been on a ceaseless march across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair, and pest control. Scientists are now cracking the ant’s ancient secrets to success and breeding winged assassins to hunt them down. 3D macro photography explores the secret world of the fire ant and the cutting-edge research into stopping it.