Moments from filmmaker Catherine Chalmers beautiful short — We Rule — which delves into the mesmerizing lives of leafcutter ants.

Leafcutter ants live in complex colonies and use their sharp, knife-like jaws to cut leaves from plants and bring these clippings (which can sometimes be almost ten times their own weight!) to feed the fungus garden that serves as their food.

In a talk at TEDxIndianapolis, Catherine provides an inside look at collaborating with these fascinating fungus farmers (say that three times fast).

Watch the whole talk here»