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"The Real Ant Farm" is the 6th episode of Season 6 of the PBS Kids show Wild Kratts. It is the 140th episode of the series overall. It premiered on November 6, 2019.


Martin, Chris, and Aviva go on an adventure into the Amazon Rainforest, where they find a hidden world of busy leafcutter ants, farming for the colony. The team learns about agriculture in nature, and these ants must clip leaves to bring back food. But Zach has other ideas and wants to use them for robotic ants to take food from farms as means of harvest.




Note: Featured animals are in bold.


Note: Mentioned animals are linked to Wikipedia.

Live Action Images

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Live Action

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  • This is the first ant adventure in the series.
  • When Zach's ant-bots take over the farm and capture Koki and Jimmy with their pinchers, Jimmy shouts "Hey careful, man! I've got a beverage." This is a reference to the movie The Big Lebowski.

Key Facts and Creature Moments

  • Leafcutter ants cutting leaves and taking them back to the colony.
  • Ant predators include anteaters, birds, and even lizards.
  • Leafcutter ants farming white fungus.


Wild Kratts episodes
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Season 1

"Mom of a Croc" • "Whale of a Squid" • "Aardvark Town" • "Flight of the Draco" • "Mystery of the Squirmy Wormy" • "Platypus Cafe" • "Polar Bears Don't Dance" • "Build It Beaver" • "Voyage of the Butterflier XT" • "Honey Seekers" • "Bass Class" • "Fireflies" • "Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus" • "Tazzy Chris" • "Octopus Wildkratticus" • "Walk on the Wetside" • "Elephant in the Room" • "Let the Rhinos Roll!" • "Kickin' It With the Roos" • "The Blue and the Gray" • "Falcon City" • "Koala Balloon" • "Cheetah Racer" • "Kerhonk" • "Mimic" • "Caracal-Minton" • "Zig-Zagged" • "A Huge Orange Problem" • "Seasquatch" • "The Food Chain Game" • "Masked Bandits" • "Flight of the Pollinators" • "The Gecko Effect" • "Little Howler" • "Quillber's Birthday Present" • "A Bat in the Brownies" • "Stuck on Sharks" • "Birds of a Feather" • "Googly Eye: The Night Guru" • "Raptor Round Up"