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Science Channel brings in the bugs

Hour-long specials Inside Out: Bugs and Planet Ant (pictured), premiering in March on Science Channel in the U.S., will explore the importance of bugs to human survival and delve into the world of ant colonies.
February 28, 2013

Updated 1/03 to reflect a change in title and BBC4′s involvement.

Hour-long specials Inside Out: Bugs and Planet Ant (pictured), premiering in March on Science Channel in the U.S., will explore the importance of bugs to human survival and delve into the world of ant colonies.

Airing on March 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, Inside Out: Bugs strips away insects’ exoskeletons to find the blueprint of insect global domination, revealing how bugs thrive in environments that humans can’t, and how ecosystems would collapse without them.

Planet Ant, featuring entomologist Brendan Dunphy, focuses on the hierarchy and social structures of ant societies and takes the viewer through a sophisticated ant colony’s inner workings, by recreating a mature colony. The special airs on March 18 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Both specials were produced by BBC Scotland and are airing the UK on BBC4, with Inside Out: Bugs previously titled as Insect Dissection.

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