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Arizona's Night-time Wildlife | The Ant Explorer After Dark
Miles Maxcer and Wyatt Mendez are trained professionals. For your safety and that of the animals we care about, please do not attempt to replicate any handling of wildlife shown in this video. As evening monsoon storms close in around the Chiricahua Mountains, Miles and Wyatt adventure through the Arizona wilds in search of classic desert creatures. After encounters with the deadly Mojave rattlesnake and federal law enforcement, Miles' quest to find nocturnal honeypot ants seems to be more hazardous than expected. Follow Wyatt on Instagram: @bloomspike Follow Miles on Instagram: @milesmaxcer Follow The Ant Network on Instagram: @theantnetwork Learn more about scorpions & ultraviolet light: https://animals.howstuffworks.com/arachnids/why-scorpions-glow-under-black-light.htm Learn more about Mojave rattlesnake venom: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115162345.htm Ants in this Video - Camponotus cf. festinatus (desert carpenter ants) - Acromyrmex versicolor (leafcutter ants) - Myrmecocystus mexicanus (nocturnal honeypot ants) Gear for Ant Explorers: Ant Network Merch: https://theantnetwork.redbubble.com Collection vials: https://amzn.to/3cY4Nfw Aspirator: https://tarheelants.com/collections/accessories/products/aspirator-w-collection-vial Fuel Filter: https://amzn.to/2D5Z9Lh Fantastic Headlamp: https://amzn.to/3mxICAU As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase products from the provided links, Amazon may give us a percentage of your purchase, at no extra cost to you. We put those funds back into creating new content! Starring Miles Maxcer and Wyatt Mendez Directed by Miles Maxcer Edited and filmed by Ben Schwartz Graphic illustrations by Jen Schlauch Additional videography by Thomas Stanton Filmed in July 2020 Music and Sounds from Epidemic Sound. Interested in music for your videos? Use our referral link! https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/mfjubr/
Ant Adventure in Arizona | The Ant Explorer
On this adventure, Miles climbs to the peak of the Chiricahua mountains of southern Arizona in a quest to find extraordinary ant species! Join him as he learns which ant species can be found along an elevation gradient. Some resources for change: Native American Rights Fund: https://www.narf.org/ Navajo Relief Fund: http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nrf_index Learn about Land Acknowledgements: https://www.sapiens.org/culture/land-acknowledgment World Wildlife Fund: www.worldwildlife.org Pick up a t-shirt or sticker with Pseudomyrmex ant design over at The Ant Network's merch shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/52972420 . Your purchase enables us to create the videos you enjoy! Gear for Ant Explorers: Collection vials: https://amzn.to/3cY4Nfw Aspirator: https://tarheelants.com/collections/accessories/products/aspirator-w-collection-vial Fuel Filter: https://amzn.to/2D5Z9Lh As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. If you purchase products from the provided links, Amazon may give us a percentage of your purchase, at no extra cost to you. We put those funds back into creating new content! Starring and directed by Miles Maxcer Filmed & produced by Ben Schwartz With help from Thomas Stanton Illustrations & graphs by Jen Schlauch Special thanks to Ray & Joy Mendez, Barbara & Taran Roth, and Terry Bradley. Additional music from Epidemic Sound. Interested in music for your videos? Use our referral link! https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/mfjubr/
Mysterious Ants in Madagascar | The Ant Explorer
In this installment of The Ant Explorer, we take after the lemurs and rise into the canopy of Madagascar's unexplored western dry forest to discover what ants are hiding high in the trees! Then, Miles joins a team of researchers learning more about the cryptic vampires just beneath our feet! Learn more about the incredible snap-jaw ants over at the Ant Lab channel: https://youtu.be/v9dsINb64Q0 Directed and hosted by Miles Maxcer Filmed, edited, and produced by Ben Schwartz This video was made possible by the National Science Foundation, the California Academy of Sciences, and North Carolina State University. We'd also like to thank all of the instructors and participants of the 2019 Ants & Canopy Bootcamp for their participation and assistance throughout the filming process. Learn more about the Ants & Canopy Bootcamp: https://www.madagascarbio.org/canopyb... Destination Madagascar Blog with North Carolina State University: https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/madagascar/ The Ants and Canopy Bootcamp program is generously supported by National Science Foundation grants DEB-1820839 and DEB-1655076.