1. Do you like insects?
2. What is your favorite insect?
3. What insects are there in your country?
4. Why are so many people afraid of insects?
5. What insects do you get in your house?
6. Have you ever eaten insects?
7. How would the world change if all insects suddenly became 100 times bigger?
8. What is the bees knees to you?
Lesson by Rose Eveleth, animation by Eli Enigenburg.
Glands in the lobes then secrete enzymes that break the dinner down into a digestible soup. Ten days later, the trap pops open to reveal nothing but a dried out husk.
David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.
In the spring, just after a heavy rainfall, male and female fire ants swarm the skies for a day of romance, known as the nuptial flight. Thousands of reproduction-capable ants take part in a mating frenzy, and for one successfully mated female, her work is only beginning. Walter R. Tschinkel details how the new queen builds a colony and protects it from neighboring ant armies.
Lesson by Walter R. Tschinkel, directed by Lisa Vertudaches.