School of Life Sciences | Ask A Biologist

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow upshow/hide menu

Ask A Biologist heading

Ant Farm

An interview with biologist Rebecca Clark. Dr. Biology and his co-host Itzany Mendez look into lives of ants and learn some pretty cool things including how to build a slick ant farm using two music CD cases.

Content Info | Transcript


MP3 download | 15MB

You are missing some Flash content that should appear here! Perhaps your browser cannot display it, or maybe it did not initialize correctly.

Topic Time
Intro - 00:00
Why do ants like sweet things? [Itzany] energy 01:59
Why do ants eat worms? [Itzany] proteins 02:31
Ants are one of the garbage disposal animals for Earth. [Rebecca] 03:03
How many species of ants are in the world? [Dr. Biology] 03:53
How many ants are dangerous? [Dr. Biology] 04:37
How do ants talk to each other? [Itzany] 05:40
Why do ants get together like penguiens? [Itzany] 07:21
Do ants bite or sting? [Itzany] 08:12
Introduce other 100 or so guests in the studio Leafcutter ants 10:03
Ant farmers 10:48
Ant Farms - describing the one in the laboratory/studio [Dr. Biology & Itzany] 11:38
Have you ever eaten a chocolate covered ant? 12:39
Back to the leafcutter ant farm 13:06
Where are the ant eggs? [Itzany] 14:09
Do ants hatch from eggs like chickens? [Dr. Biology] life cycle of ants 14:54
Do new born ants need milk? [Itzany] 16:14
Ants have a garbage dump and cemetery. [Rebecca] 17:00
Example of a new ant farm design 18:02
Experiments you can do with ants [Dr. Biology] scientific method 21:25
Can you do ant experiments without having an ant farm or lab? [Dr. Biology] 23:58
When did you first know you wanted to be a biologist? [Dr. Biology] 25:23
If you couldn't be a biologist or scientist, what would you be? [Itzany] 26:24
What advice do you have for a young scientist? [Dr. Biology] 27:05
Sign-off 27:47
Student Co-host Podcast contest 29:37

back to top

Ant Farm

Audio editor: Charles Kazilek

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.

dropdown arrow downdropdown arrow up  Learn More

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.