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More on this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013cj7q This is producer Ian Gray's favourite clip from the film. Honey ant scouts come across a smaller ant nest and send in a raiding party.

Ants are very cunning creatures.  In this video see how they raid another colony and capture honeypot ants.

Nothing is left behind but the repletes are the most valuable plunder - some are drained in situ, others are dragged back overground to the victor's nest.