My name is Adam Lazarus and I'm a longtime myrmecologist (sample references below). I live in Los Angeles, and have recently teamed up with an animator to create a show especially for kids, called Bug Bites. It combines hilarious animations like Here Comes Honey Bee Bee & Roseannt with compelling live action to teach kids more about the natural world. I host the show with my animated sidekick, Gilbert the Roach.
For our pilot episode we want to shoot a scene where ants raid our picnic, then turn all sorts of colors as they swell up from drinking colored fruit juice. If you have ants who swell up & trophallax well, I'd love to speak with you about employing your critters for the scene. Your precious beasts would NOT be the ants that get released onto our table; I'm using local L.humile for that. YOUR ants would be used for heavily monitored close-up shots.
I'm also looking for stocked, visually pleasing formicaria housing any species, for macro shots. If you have this or any ant colony that swells up magnificently, I would LOVE to speak with you.
I will take fabulous care of your ants. You, of course, are invited to be a part of the action & keep your eye on them & me at all times. See below to learn a bit more about me if you like. Hope to hear from you!
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