Nothing like Costa Rica for incredible ants. The National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) of Costa Rica has some short videos of the local fauna, including ants.
Here are two examples:
The captions says: "Hymenoptera Formicidae Hormigas de los cornizuelos Pseudomyrmex."
What do you think?
Have you seen this yet? They have taken an entire leafcutter ant colony and placed it into a very large, very cool ant farm.
Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony by the BBC. Enjoy!
It is often easy to find winged queen and male ants leaving the nest for their mating flights.
It is a whole different experience to actually see the mating swarm. If you have never seen a Pogonomyrmex mating swarm, the Social Insect Research Group at Arizona State University has a very cool video of a Pogonomrmex barbatus mating swarm on their website. (Note: it does take a long time to load).
Let me know what you think.