As part of the NSF funded project for the preservation of the Army Ant Guest Collection (AAGC), both videos created by Carl Rettenmeyer were shared with the public via Youtube.

This week, the documentary “Astonishing Ants” reached a milestone: the video has been viewed 10,000 times! The companion film “Associates of Eciton burchellii” has been viewed over 4200 times!

The video is widely praised by the viewers: “I learned 100x more in this video compared to a NatGeo doc” — “…refreshingly spartan” — “Fine documentaries like this should go viral” — “Possibly the best most in-depth doc i have ever seen on ants, particularly on army ants.thank u Dr.R. your hard work is appreciated” 

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