VIDEO: Ants with backpacks...whatever next?

A national trust estate in North Derbyshire, which is home to more than 50 million protected ants, has been chosen for a new tagging project. University researchers are going to catch 1,000 northern hairy wood ants on the Longshaw Estate and fit them with radio transmitters to track them.

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York scientists to tag tiny ants

Researchers from the University of York are fitting one thousand northern hairy wood ants with tiny radio receivers.