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Recording the anthill in its splendor of minute sprawling activities. A colony of Harvester ants patrols the ground, on-duty and at rest. An ant colony is optimized for efficiency, but that doesn't mean that all ants are working all the time. In fact, having a surplus of members is an important factor in the peak efficiency of ant colonies. This program was made with assistance from Les Greenberg and the University of Riverside, Department of Entomology.