Ants vs. Alien Mold

  • Published: 16 December 2017
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    An ant plague: Today we deal with an alarming, foreign mold invasion in the ant farm setup of our new pharaoh ant colony, (species: Monomorium pharaonis) called the Tomb Raiders. We discuss how this mysterious mold could pose a danger to the ant colony, how ants naturally deal and control mold growth in their living space, and attempt to eradicate the mold growth via a method involving artificial wind. Also, the plot twist will blow you out of your seat, no pun intended! Hope you enjoy another episode of the AntsCanada ant channel.

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Comments • 7 034

  • Wallonican Mapper
    Wallonican Mapper  2 days back

    9:00 The legend of the Tomb Raiders: Wind Waker

    • Paul Noecker
      Paul Noecker  6 days back

      Your ants got cordyceps?

        CRAZY EEVEE PVP  7 days back

        Also The Sounds Ruins My Life

          CRAZY EEVEE PVP  7 days back

          Zombie Ants Are More Like Tarr Slimes

          • Honey Subs
            Honey Subs  1 weeks back

            *i was trying to germinate an apple seed and this fungus grew on it and i was like "whaa-"*

            • Amiel Myrrh B Jimenez
              Amiel Myrrh B Jimenez  1 weeks back

              Why do you have a jolibee box in there

              • Ddeulgi Kang
                Ddeulgi Kang  1 weeks back

                Let me get my ant ray.

                • Ddeulgi Kang
                  Ddeulgi Kang  1 weeks back

                  Let me get my ant ray.

                  • Dapet Duit
                    Dapet Duit  1 weeks back

                    Find the goggel and search some zombie ant

                    • Dapet Duit
                      Dapet Duit  1 weeks back

                      That is not a alien ant that is zombie ants

                      • Jason Hansen
                        Jason Hansen  2 weeks back

                        Antscanada i know do the same thing that you did to the golden Empire okay

                        • ANTONIO TORRES
                          ANTONIO TORRES  2 weeks back

                          WAS THAT A CICADA UN SUBING

                          • TheGamingGecko Plays
                            TheGamingGecko Plays  2 weeks back

                   not been eating while scanning yt since this video......the mold looked so yummy.... *pukes*

                            • Kelly Frearson
                              Kelly Frearson  2 weeks back

                              It is a lethal mold

                              • Kelly Frearson
                                Kelly Frearson  2 weeks back

                                Hi I know that alien mold can kill ants

                                • huang maithu
                                  huang maithu  2 weeks back


                                  • huang maithu
                                    huang maithu  2 weeks back

                                    Is my phone said deadly they will change you into zombies

                                    • huang maithu
                                      huang maithu  2 weeks back

                                      zombie noooooooooooooooooooo

                                      • An epic chicken nugget!


                                        • Kyler Kellison
                                          Kyler Kellison  3 weeks back

                                          That fungus is a cordecept

                                        • Victor Samaras
                                          Victor Samaras  4 weeks back

                                          are tomb raiders an easy species for beginners?

                                          • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                                            Mold legit looks like Dr. Seuss Truffula trees.
                                            "Ants are super clean & sterile." Hmmm, sounds like I need to send some ants to clean my uncle's house.
                                            These ants are so shiny.
                                            Yup, air circulation cockblocks mold. If you have a minor flood, all you need is a steamvac & some big old fans running 24/7.

                                            • DJG_ian 516
                                              DJG_ian 516  4 weeks back

                                              12:48 Random voice cut.

                                              • Reaper The dez
                                                Reaper The dez  1 months back

                                                The fungus is corteceps

                                                • truely seen
                                                  truely seen  1 months back

                                                  Ants are not like humans as far as trash is concerned they are far superior

                                                  • Garrett Hoefler
                                                    Garrett Hoefler  1 months back

                                                    Social studies in school who needs I got those right here

                                                    • Bill Zussman
                                                      Bill Zussman  1 months back

                                                      10:55 we have an escapee.

                                                      • Zy101 Zuleta
                                                        Zy101 Zuleta  2 months back

                                                        This is a type of fungus that can make ants attach on to a plant and die still hanging on the plant while sprouts of the fungus come out of the ants body 😵🐜

                                                        • Mariah Ellisor
                                                          Mariah Ellisor  2 months back

                                                          I found this channel yesterday. 13 episodes watched at 20 min an episode... binging!

                                                          • Tai Nguyen
                                                            Tai Nguyen  2 months back

                                                            10:57 there was a small ant outside the tube on the wall

                                                            • saif minecraft gamings
                                                              saif minecraft gamings  2 months back

                                                              If that is safe don't take the risk!!

                                                              • Cristian Lim
                                                                Cristian Lim  2 months back

                                                                That fungus again I seen that every video

                                                                • ghost 150
                                                                  ghost 150  2 months back

                                                                  Its moshoms

                                                                  • DogeNess
                                                                    DogeNess  3 months back

                                                                    I get wet every time I hear him say AC Family

                                                                    • Team Olsen
                                                                      Team Olsen  3 months back


                                                                      • tanni Verma
                                                                        tanni Verma  3 months back

                                                                        Monoreium ant

                                                                        • tanni Verma
                                                                          tanni Verma  3 months back

                                                                          I m from india namastei

                                                                          • yourbadday89
                                                                            yourbadday89  3 months back

                                                                            As soon as I heard you were worried about the mold, I was actually hoping it would've been the cordyceps parasite XD. Not because I wanted to see the ants die but just to see how devastating it would've been and how you would've managed to fight it. I always find your remedies amazing

                                                                            • Kokilaya kokilaya
                                                                              Kokilaya kokilaya  3 months back

                                                                              Mites are romans

                                                                              • Logan Tharp
                                                                                Logan Tharp  3 months back

                                                                                I think 99% this is the mold that breaks off and clings to your ants killing them and growing in their brains turning them into "zombies"

                                                                                • T G
                                                                                  T G  3 months back

                                                                                  Did anyone else notice the escaped ant scurrying up the wall?

                                                                                  • Bird Up
                                                                                    Bird Up  4 months back

                                                                                    It's the Flood.

                                                                                    • Lady D
                                                                                      Lady D  4 months back

                                                                                      Any1 else noticed ppl tend to copy each other's comments? As in some1 says something clever 9mos after a vids posted & suddenly other ppl say same in various ways. WTH ppl?

                                                                                      • rick_ van_heel
                                                                                        rick_ van_heel  4 months back

                                                                                        Beautifull ants bro

                                                                                        • Adam John
                                                                                          Adam John  4 months back

                                                                                          You should get some honey ants they are awesome! (Love your episodes)

                                                                                          • Hey I like memes oof
                                                                                            Hey I like memes oof  4 months back

                                                                                            The walking ants.

                                                                                            • WALLMARIO234
                                                                                              WALLMARIO234  5 months back

                                                                                              I never knew the cordyceps fungus, until now. There are 🍄 on 🐜 that have been infected by those fungi.

                                                                                              • Idvar Hurd
                                                                                                Idvar Hurd  5 months back

                                                                                                Alien mold may attack at any time, so we have to deal with it. So here we go!