Fire Ants vs. Water

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  • Published: 31 March 2018
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    Can fire ants conquer water? Moving my massive fire ant colony into their new home, a 100 gallon South American biotope (all animals and plants from South America) paludarium (half land- half water) was an intense experience to witness! At the onset, it seemed the fire ants, a colony we call the Fire Nation, was having troubles dealing with the river we made in the setup, not to mention being completely chastised by the river's fish. Watch how the Fire Nation deals with their new life in the Selva de Fuego, and check out the surprises and twists that happen along the way. Hope you guys enjoy this week's episode!

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Comments • 8 942

  • TheHigh King
    TheHigh King  15 hours back

    I honestly had no interest in ants until I seen this video. now I need my own ant colony but my girlfriend won't be happy about it..should I just get rid of her? she's not as cool as this tank.

    • Elroy Harris
      Elroy Harris  1 days back

      This is amazing!

      • Red RaiderRider
        Red RaiderRider  2 days back

        Sadly.... It was interesting for a moment. Than reality hits the more intelligent crowd and we realize that this is an extremely overproduced video about bugs.

        • Lord Schippii
          Lord Schippii  3 days back

          this dude should get his own netflix series. fking awesome man.

          • jordy Robbertsen
            jordy Robbertsen  3 days back

            I feel like I've just watched a great documentary about fire ants :D

            • Vika Greenas
              Vika Greenas  3 days back

              Iam so fricking sad 😢 iam watching this chanel gor a realy long time but the same this i see for a long time its sad 😔 in my recomended list there was seven ways to get rid of ants 🐜

              • Ida Ariane
                Ida Ariane  4 days back

                I know it's not about the fish, but I hope you feed the fish too. 😅

                • Bob Rutsa
                  Bob Rutsa  4 days back

                  This Dude is my new Freaking Hero.

                  • Christa
                    Christa  4 days back

                    okay so I'm new to this channel so forgive me if this has been dealt with. I'm just wondering why antscanada is in the Philippines?

                    • j b
                      j b  5 days back

                      I just wanna say I’m truly memorized by this

                      • Duckysderpyness
                        Duckysderpyness  5 days back

                        #AntsCanada I joined

                        • Cyber Child
                          Cyber Child  6 days back

                          I'm ok if they don't survive, in fact id encourage the mass drowning of the entire colony.

                          • janice jtj
                            janice jtj  7 days back

                            I wonder how long it took him to compose the narration

                            • حيدر طه
                              حيدر طه  7 days back

                              I like the ants, but you are exaggerating.

                              • Kevin Crella
                                Kevin Crella  1 weeks back

                                "so now you see family" love this guy.

                                • 6WingedDragonFly
                                  6WingedDragonFly  1 weeks back

                                  I wouldn't mind tuning into a 24/7 stream of this enclosure. It's just so calming, yet fascinating to watch.

                                  • Atlien Rider
                                    Atlien Rider  1 weeks back

                                    Thank you, my friend, for all the work it must have taken to not only create and maintain the ant microcosm but to document with such detail. You are a boss.

                                    • Pumblechook 1
                                      Pumblechook 1  1 weeks back

                                      "Some collective intelligence"
                                      *COMMUNISM*

                                      • Elmos Mundo
                                        Elmos Mundo  1 weeks back

                                        This is so well made, that I'm hooked

                                        • Joel Mc
                                          Joel Mc  1 weeks back

                                          Billions of ants die every year. Ant Lives Matter. Join the movement #ALM

                                          • Lolo Sarido
                                            Lolo Sarido  1 weeks back

                                            backsounds was perfectly edited, i love this

                                            • Jason
                                              Jason  1 weeks back

                                              His passion for these ants made me subscribe 😂
                                              No regrets!!

                                              • Fabbrir83
                                                Fabbrir83  2 weeks back

                                                Hello nice job. At the end of the videos put a link connecting to the next thematic video. I'd like to see the next video of the fire ants but I cant seem to find it even if I browse through all the videos.

                                                • Holly Marohn
                                                  Holly Marohn  2 weeks back

                                                  Everything was amazing...then the rain happened!!! 😍😍

                                                  • Terrence Lufuta
                                                    Terrence Lufuta  2 weeks back

                                                    Genius just pure GENIUS.

                                                    • Tshadowangel no.
                                                      Tshadowangel no.  2 weeks back

                                                      I guess you could say "Everything changed when the Fire Nation fell"

                                                      • SeanDon Guapo
                                                        SeanDon Guapo  2 weeks back

                                                        This probably like God’s view of earth

                                                        • Erikku
                                                          Erikku  2 weeks back

                                                          Bring out the sacrifice!

                                                          • Midnight Son
                                                            Midnight Son  2 weeks back

                                                            Are all those ants just gangbanging Queeny all day long!!?

                                                            • moon disaster
                                                              moon disaster  2 weeks back

                                                              Looks like chinese cockroach

                                                              • Ms P Mr Si
                                                                Ms P Mr Si  2 weeks back

                                                                ATTENTION: GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OR HELL IS YOUR FINAL RESTING PLACE.

                                                                • AlexanderTheTerrible l
                                                                  AlexanderTheTerrible l  2 weeks back

                                                                  Breh the raaaaaaiiiinnnn

                                                                  • The Channel of Random
                                                                    The Channel of Random  2 weeks back

                                                                    Maybe you could put two different sized aquariums or a box (something like that) for a next move in!

                                                                    • Anna Nicole
                                                                      Anna Nicole  2 weeks back

                                                                      The nature lover in me is squealing with excitement. XD

                                                                      • Jman86 Gamertag
                                                                        Jman86 Gamertag  2 weeks back

                                                                        My luck. drink a few beers, stumble into my ant farm. Die horrifically on the floor covered in ants.

                                                                        • Sam Li
                                                                          Sam Li  2 weeks back

                                                                          it seems like how aliens are looking at us.

                                                                          • Chris Walker
                                                                            Chris Walker  2 weeks back

                                                                            And to think I was researching turning my pool into a fish pond......

                                                                            • QuEtZ1997
                                                                              QuEtZ1997  3 weeks back

                                                                              Why do I always cry on this videos

                                                                              • Sandra Ortiz
                                                                                Sandra Ortiz  3 weeks back

                                                                                I don’t even own or ever had interest to have ants as pets. But here I am 2 videos deep, and can’t stop myself!
                                                                                Great video, great editing, great story telling! 🤣 I’m enjoying this sooo much.
                                                                                So happy to join the AC family 😉

                                                                                • Frank Beans
                                                                                  Frank Beans  3 weeks back

                                                                                  totally over produced...trying to be like a TV drama...lame.

                                                                                • China Scott
                                                                                  China Scott  3 weeks back

                                                                                  i cant find the next part of this video, im gonna cryyy

                                                                                  • Girtis Holland
                                                                                    Girtis Holland  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Imagine doing something simple, like going to the grocery store with this guy.

                                                                                    • michelle daniel
                                                                                      michelle daniel  3 weeks back

                                                                                      damn if i were an ant i would love to be your pet-

                                                                                      • Ssjg goku God ssjg
                                                                                        Ssjg goku God ssjg  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I like ants

                                                                                        • discreet Wood,E.
                                                                                          discreet Wood,E.  3 weeks back

                                                                                          this guy ANTS

                                                                                          • TiagoTiago
                                                                                            TiagoTiago  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Was that roach still alive? Couldn't you anesthetize it on the freezer, and then euthanize it while it's not conscious, before it is eaten, instead if making it be eaten alive?

                                                                                            • Timothy Kenji
                                                                                              Timothy Kenji  3 weeks back

                                                                                              i just want to see them burn

                                                                                              • From 18 to 508
                                                                                                From 18 to 508  3 weeks back

                                                                                                Why isnt this channel on tv? 😱