Natural history video of an acorn ant nest from Exploring nest structures of acorn dwelling ants with X-ray microtomography and surface-based three-dimensional visibility graph analysis

Video of a Temnothorax curvispinosus worker exiting her colony's nest on the forest floor, walking around, encountering other ants, and returning to her acorn. The video (54 s, 30 fps) was recorded using an iPhone after manually searching the forest floor to locate foraging individuals and acorns with small openings that may have contained colonies within. Acorns such as this one were collected (without breaking them open for inspection) and promptly used for the x-ray imaging reported in this study.