• Short Summary

    Fifteen years ago an enterprising young American started an modest business -- selling ants. But?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Utah terrain
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    2.
    GV Town of Hurricane
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    3.
    GV Landscape
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    4.
    SV & CU Man on roadside blowing ants into a jar with a straw (4 shots)
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    5.
    CU & SV Han with an ant in jar
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    6.
    SV & CU Man collecting some more ants in another jar (3 shots)
    0.38

    7.
    LV & CU Man at table getting ants out of jar
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    8.
    SV & CU Man putting who ants into glass vials (7 shots)
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    Initials BB/1900 FC/MR/BB/1910


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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Fifteen years ago an enterprising young American started an modest business -- selling ants. But since then, he says it has been a story of success.

    Afton Faucett from the desert town of Hurricane in Utah said he actually started selling mineral specimens to a toy company in New York. A year later that firm introduced ant farms for children and asked if he could supply enough ants to populate their little see-through houses.

    Mr. Faucett says the receives from 30,000 to 50,000 orders a year -- meaning about one and a half million ants.

    It is a simple but tedious job, which starts with collecting ante from open spaces and taking them home to divide them into colonies of 30 to a vial for shipping.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66OBCRWGTE8OVSPHKZ5XW3L5P
    Media URN:
    VLVA66OBCRWGTE8OVSPHKZ5XW3L5P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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