My Pet Ants Discovered Agriculture

  • Published: 11 August 2018
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    I can't believe how intelligent ants are! My pet big-headed ant colony has discovered agriculture. Upon examining my ant colony's ant farm island one night, I was shocked to discover that the ants were secretly farming "ant cows", mealybugs drinking from the sap of the colony's tree and excreting a sweet bi-product called 'honeydew' which the ants loved to eat and were collecting! Watch how we make this amazing discovery!

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Comments • 6 383

  • ChasonT
    ChasonT  9 months back

    I never knew that mealybugs were also a source of honeydew for ants. I've always herd (get it) of ants farming aphids, but never mealybugs. In fact this is the first I've heard of them. That being said literally all the info was new and fascinating to me. The millions of years of symbiosis, to the face that males and females take on such different forms.

    • Peyton Mann
      Peyton Mann  1 weeks back

      you kinda lucky to get i yutuber to respond to you because there are billions of comments well not billions you know what i mean

    • Jackson Roberts
      Jackson Roberts  5 months back

      ChasonT me too,I knew they farmed aphids but not mealybugs

    • Oliver Ongbay
      Oliver Ongbay  6 months back


    • SuperHauckster
      SuperHauckster  6 months back

      +​​​ ​​​​​​ ​ ​​​ ​​​​​​ what do you mean

    • bobbofly
      bobbofly  6 months back

      I remember reading about ants that raise mold on pieces of leaves.

  • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

    Every time he says OMG, a king ant gets its wings \8/
    Mealeybugs may be fine for ant pets, but as an amateur tomato farmer, they set me on edge. Have the mealeybugs population blown out of control yet? Is the bonsai still healthy?
    Ever try mixing your ants' food variety up with a few garden pests like snails, slugs, grubs, carpet beetle or weevil larva?
    The ents don't seem to like having bottled water dumped on their baby sisters. Try misting with a spray bottle.

    • KaiserRedGamer
      KaiserRedGamer  5 days back

      Ants hold the world record for the smallest sentient beings xD

      • GojiraGuy 1954
        GojiraGuy 1954  7 days back

        Next episode:

        • Brandon Xu
          Brandon Xu  1 weeks back

          you should make an enclosure with assassin bugs

          • Eli Snider
            Eli Snider  1 weeks back

            Hello I'm eleven year's old and I have a ant clan as I call it and i love watching the work

            • Dan A
              Dan A  1 weeks back

              and I applaud your enthusiasm good sir

              • Dan A
                Dan A  1 weeks back

                such an amazing symbiotic relationship

                • Fart Huffington
                  Fart Huffington  2 weeks back

                  Man that ant is terrible at milking. You have one job, ant.

                  • Antoine LIANG
                    Antoine LIANG  2 weeks back

                    Don't millybugs kill trees?

                    • Isaac Tan
                      Isaac Tan  2 weeks back

                      next episode so my ants took over my house

                      • Sticker Happy
                        Sticker Happy  2 weeks back

                        I have this succulent Portulacaria afra, it covers a decent area outside. I am sure there's a colony somewhere close, sometimes i see ants doing this, other times they do it with what look like eggs or food. They placed said things under the leaves flowing along to the stem. Sometimes i leave them honey soaked cotton balls nearby. Wonderful creatures

                        • ItsTheGirl PeriwinkleGirl

                          *you need pet bees*

                          • HookinBassOH28
                            HookinBassOH28  2 weeks back

                            New favorite ant farm by Bonsai default

                            • metro boss
                              metro boss  3 weeks back

                              Have you heard of empire of the undergrowth

                              • Gambit
                                Gambit  3 weeks back

                                millions of years ago they were the first species to discover agriculture and slavery
                                so technically they didnt "discover" it

                                • Casper Tiffney
                                  Casper Tiffney  3 weeks back


                                  • Janine Silverlance
                                    Janine Silverlance  4 weeks back

                                    💖🐜🌸I think you're amazing 😃 I just discovered your videos today and already watched so many. I love how scientific, fun and interesting you make everything. You're extremely knowledgeable on what you do. Thank you for including people like me. Girl from the UK... 🌸

                                    • Stacey Rivera
                                      Stacey Rivera  4 weeks back

                                      You should spray some water on the tree leaves

                                      • Stacey Rivera
                                        Stacey Rivera  4 weeks back

                                        You should adopt an ant eater

                                        • Littleladyseraphine
                                          Littleladyseraphine  4 weeks back

                                          I'm just now finding out that Mikey Bustos runs this channel 😮

                                          • IHaveWaffles
                                            IHaveWaffles  4 weeks back

                                            Ant mutualism is AMAZING,
                                            you sir have earned a new subscriber.

                                            • Amy Mason
                                              Amy Mason  4 weeks back

                                              Welcome bobble heads

                                              • Tim C.
                                                Tim C.  1 months back

                                                How much money do you make every month from the views and subscriptions of your videos ? I reckon you make tens of thousands of dollars for a video that hit millions of views. That's good money!!

                                                • Hecc
                                                  Hecc  1 months back

                                                  O M G I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!

                                                  • me in profile pic: i think it's fine

                                                    nigga evolving ants

                                                    • Casey Myers
                                                      Casey Myers  1 months back

                                                      Ants Canada intro is always soothing to my ears when I'm getting ready to lay down and watch some videos

                                                      • Dean Thorence
                                                        Dean Thorence  1 months back

                                                        10:10 Had to check everything on my computer trying to figure out where that trap beat was coming from didn't seem to fit lol

                                                        • Sans
                                                          Sans  1 months back

                                                          There I got it :3

                                                          • Legend Random
                                                            Legend Random  1 months back

                                                            haha double

                                                            • Otilia C.
                                                              Otilia C.  1 months back

                                                              nice ending

                                                              • KezyPleyzIsOutYeetYT
                                                                KezyPleyzIsOutYeetYT  1 months back

                                                                At the start... Why that song....

                                                                • Seth Robinson
                                                                  Seth Robinson  2 months back

                                                                  liked,suded, and hit the bell to!!!!!!!!

                                                                  • Jiko Biko
                                                                    Jiko Biko  2 months back

                                                                    I just heard that mealy bugs can damage your plants

                                                                    • Jiko Biko
                                                                      Jiko Biko  2 months back

                                                                      And that the mealy bugs are ment to be controlled by other insects. and the male actually only lives to fertilize the female. And the female dies after laying eggs. And that all i know

                                                                  • [KOA] Dani
                                                                    [KOA] Dani  2 months back

                                                                    Top 10 animals that are evolving into humans

                                                                    • martysgarden
                                                                      martysgarden  2 months back

                                                                      These ant stories alway get me...I wish I the gift of story telling. It's truly amazing what you film here.
                                                                      Thanks for the vids!

                                                                      • Autumn K
                                                                        Autumn K  2 months back

                                                                        Awwww the meallybugs are so cute!

                                                                        • squid Power
                                                                          squid Power  2 months back

                                                                          !!!!!!DUDE!!!!!!.5:09 LOOK TO THE LEFT LEAF WHERE IT MEETS THE STEM, SOMETHING WIGGLING!

                                                                          • Galina Ioffe
                                                                            Galina Ioffe  2 months back

                                                                            The golden empire got 8 queens if my memory serves me

                                                                            • David kowalewski
                                                                              David kowalewski  2 months back

                                                                              Taste the honey dew

                                                                              • David kowalewski
                                                                                David kowalewski  2 months back

                                                                                That was amazing.. do more please!!!!!!!!

                                                                                • TheRealDiamondcat
                                                                                  TheRealDiamondcat  2 months back

                                                                                  Crap their catching up

                                                                                  • CreamCobblerFiend
                                                                                    CreamCobblerFiend  2 months back

                                                                                    Once my ants tricked me and locked me out of my house

                                                                                    • Gaming Tycoon
                                                                                      Gaming Tycoon  2 months back

                                                                                      The real antman

                                                                                      • Zechariah Lewis
                                                                                        Zechariah Lewis  2 months back

                                                                                        they pudous honeydo

                                                                                        • Jewellee Chiara
                                                                                          Jewellee Chiara  2 months back

                                                                                          HIT OR MISS!?

                                                                                          • Lumpylee76
                                                                                            Lumpylee76  2 months back

                                                                                            Would love to see you do a leaf cutter ant colony

                                                                                            • mediaguy king
                                                                                              mediaguy king  2 months back

                                                                                              This isn’t agriculture, it’s more like animal husbandry.