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What Sound Does An Ant Make?

October 24, 2016

Ant language sounds wacky—and can be hacked. Subscribe! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more info?↓ Paper on Beetles Mimicking Ant Sounds: Di Giulio A, Maurizi E, Barbero F, Sala M, Fattorini S, Balletto E, et al. (2015) The Pied Piper: A Parasitic Beetle’s Melodies Modulate Ant Behaviours. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0130541. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130541 Paper on Paussus favieri Behavior: Emanuela Maurizi, Simone Fattorini, Wendy Moore, and Andrea Di Giulio, “Behavior of Paussus favieri(Coleoptera, Carabidae, Paussini): A Myrmecophilous Beetle Associated with Pheidole pallidula (Hymenoptera, Formicidae),” Psyche, vol. 2012, Article ID 940315, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/940315 -- Host, Producer, Editor Anna Rothschild Writer, Researcher Elizabeth Preston Animator, Illustrator Mark Gartsbeyn, Anna Rothschild Additional Help Janet DiFilippo Camera, Sound Gil Kaplan Easy Life B Music Provided by APM Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2016 FOOTAGE AND STILLS Ant Licking Video & Beetle with Queen © 2012 Emanuela Maurizi et al. Additional Images of Ants Courtesy Dr. Andrea Di Giulio Ant-Man Gif Ant-Man (2015) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S Ant Sounds © 2015 Di Giulio et al. Wink Freesound/Bennychico11 Cough Cough Sniff Sniff Freesound/Harrypeeks Sipping A Juice Box Freesound/Trundlefly Produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios