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Harvester ants climbing on plants, drinking from giant water droplets, and foraging for food. Ant colony members are constantly communicating with one another through their chemical language of pheromones, as well as tactile cues and even moving air molecules. To be able to drink the water, the ants use their mandibles (mouth parts) to puncture the surface tension of the rounded water drops. This program was made with the generous assistance of Les Greenburg and the University of Riverside Department of Entomology.