Ant Video

These videos show Camponotus femoratus ants interacting with Peperomia macrostachya seeds. (The small ants are Crematogaster levior, which live in the same nests with Ca. femoratus.) Ultimately, the Ca. femoratus carry the seeds back to their nests and the plants grow there. The video was shot in December, 2006, in floodplain forest at the Los Amigos field station in Madre de Dios, Peru.