28. Number matters

The 28th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Number matters”.

For many living beings, number matters. To be a lot and to keep together is advantageous. For social insects as ants and termites it is obligate, but it is the same for many other, especially for those we catalogue as “prey” in the ecosystems. More individuals implies higher probability of survival. It is simply a numerical question, a question of probability. Predators have more options to capturing a prey, but each prey has a higher probability of avoiding the attack.

This is the 28th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.