AntsCanada vs. Mother Nature

  • Published: 09 June 2018
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    Oh no! Another one of my ant colonies have gone missing in their setup. This week I venture deep into the St. Lucian Rain Forest to seek answers to my ant keeping problems. By trekking through the Caribbean jungle and exploring the ants and other creatures there, I acquire insights that help me become a better ant keeper and creator of worlds.

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  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanada   11 months back

    AC Family, this episode took so long to make. Please don't forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE (hit the bell icon) to be notified on every upload if you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for watching! It means a lot to me! Ant love forever! Tune in next week for a queen ant hunt!

    • Savage League Productions
      Savage League Productions  6 months back

      Are you going to keep a queen ant to start a brand new awesome ant colony for the antiverse?

    • Kai McConnell
      Kai McConnell  8 months back

      The rainy season is what you know as "Summer"

    • Jay jay Play
      Jay jay Play  10 months back

      AntsCanada Q

    • Forestgamer32
      Forestgamer32  10 months back

      Im your number 1 St.lucian fan . Much love i only wish i could have met you but you probably didn't go to laborie

    • Pokefan 21
      Pokefan 21  10 months back

      AntsCanada don't worry

  • Mark Kindred
    Mark Kindred  1 weeks back

    You’re super awesome AntsCanada. Thanks for entertaining people with ant colonies. Your a good person.

    • Ticia Cast
      Ticia Cast  2 weeks back

      Have a Netflix documentary already!

      • Nick Bellic
        Nick Bellic  2 weeks back

        I liked the gold because it was what had put you on that journey

        • diebesgrab
          diebesgrab  3 weeks back

          Actually your videos just make me all the more determined to wipe out ants whenever they come close to my living space.

          • Zach Titan
            Zach Titan  2 months back

            Any St.lucians in the Chat

            • Maryna Schutte
              Maryna Schutte  2 months back

              He is i og ant ceeper

              • Maryna Schutte
                Maryna Schutte  2 months back

                I have been in the loop for two weeks

                • Gabriel Strom
                  Gabriel Strom  3 months back

                  That fungus that uses live insects to survive is the creepiest, most awful thing ever, can you imagine dying like that? Thank science we’ve managed as humans to separate ourselves from the wild world to a degree....or two. Also, besides the fact that you’ve come up with your own reasons for keeping ant farms, I think regardless of the placement of ants, insects survive on instinct, if you set up a smaller venue for them to live, they continue to function the same wherever they are, Id think as long as you keep it as close to the natural world, they’ll be fine

                  • Aled StephenS
                    Aled StephenS  3 months back

                    Sometimes I wish you shut up

                    • Patricia Julienne Leria
                      Patricia Julienne Leria  3 months back

                      Can you try feeding your ants to Ron and cake

                      • PsychLone
                        PsychLone  3 months back

                        11:48 That's not bird of paradise. Its a heliconia psittacorum

                        • kaya cenk
                          kaya cenk  3 months back

                          everyoe should see carrabian islans before die.

                          • Gage Mcguffin
                            Gage Mcguffin  3 months back

                            Only AntsCanada would follow a single ant through the rainforest for hours in order to find it's colony

                            • MagnusOmegusYesBorisNo AVGCP AUTTP AAFC AAFU FF

                              I sort've have a request. Do a colony composed out of the Dinomyrex and/or camponotus gigas forest ants.

                              • Nintense
                                Nintense  3 months back

                                17:25 **Tripping Balls**

                                • Loly The Troll
                                  Loly The Troll  4 months back

                                  Don’t click read more

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                                        • Loly The Troll
                                          Loly The Troll  4 months back

                                          3:22 Okay, poetic and cheesy, no you know what? Just cheesy.

                                          Just playin around bro love your vids

                                          • Philippe Cantoria
                                            Philippe Cantoria  4 months back

                                            I watched this video over and over and it doesn't tire me. Thus, it has inspired me to look at reality as real.

                                            • Gamerdragon
                                              Gamerdragon  4 months back

                                              15:26 The bumps on the leaves is probably some sort of egg maybe a caterpillar egg or cocoon or at least that’s my guess

                                              • DatBoi correa
                                                DatBoi correa  4 months back

                                                those bumps are caused by gaul wasps.

                                                • Dionisio Benedicto
                                                  Dionisio Benedicto  4 months back

                                                  mosquito bite bumps

                                                  • LOoOn ARTs
                                                    LOoOn ARTs  4 months back

                                                    Hadn´t leave my comment on the other video, you realized yourself: " with life comes death".
                                                    Still, great documentary your doing!

                                                    • Maia Isaila
                                                      Maia Isaila  4 months back

                                                      My favourite creature in the forest was the adorable lizard! It looks so friendly and cheerful!

                                                      • Maia Isaila
                                                        Maia Isaila  4 months back

                                                        How to reconize (sorry if bad english) a ♂ or ♀ mosquito: 1. Go close to it and if you have poor vision you may not see :( 2. Look at the antenae closley 3. Examine the little hairs sticking out of them 4. If the hairs are long and give the antenae a wide - like appearence, its a ♂, but if theyre short and barley visible its a ♀

                                                        Explanation: ♀ use them to find blood sources and ♂ use them to find ♀ to mate

                                                        • Maia Isaila
                                                          Maia Isaila  4 months back

                                                          This seems like a fantasty story at the start! You have an incredible vudeo making talent :)

                                                          • Maia Isaila
                                                            Maia Isaila  4 months back

                                                            They're just so adorable! ❤️

                                                            • Jhapz Vin Varona
                                                              Jhapz Vin Varona  5 months back

                                                              *I love this*

                                                              • Ellie Lamb
                                                                Ellie Lamb  5 months back

                                                                Antscanada: These are actally-"
                                                                *ADD PLAYS*
                                                                Me: SERIOUSLY

                                                                • Axew325
                                                                  Axew325  5 months back

                                                                  AC royal guard aaaaaa

                                                                  • IndustrialGoose
                                                                    IndustrialGoose  5 months back

                                                                    The ant that was walking weird actually had one short leg, which is probably the real reason it was walking oddly.

                                                                    • Fiona Nguyen
                                                                      Fiona Nguyen  5 months back

                                                                      God creating mosquitoes:
                                                                      First make sure it's like a fly but more annoying.
                                                                      Next make sure the female only bite (SEXIST) and make sure that it carries diseases that will annihilate more people than ANYTHING (except for radioactive nukes).
                                                                      Finally makes sure that it harass plants cause why not.
                                                                      Also make it succ blood.

                                                                      THIS PROVES NO ONE IS SAFE TO MOSQUITOES NOT EVEN PLANTS.

                                                                      • MammothCub
                                                                        MammothCub  5 months back

                                                                        I’m ants Canada and I’m about to enter the creep zone with, some weird ass leaves

                                                                        • Alfredo JuncoR
                                                                          Alfredo JuncoR  5 months back

                                                                          Really nice video, I feel I was watching Natgeo

                                                                          • ethan yang
                                                                            ethan yang  5 months back

                                                                            The ants are my favorite animal because they are complex.

                                                                            • ethan yang
                                                                              ethan yang  5 months back

                                                                              Is it catapiller eggs?

                                                                              • Bobbah P
                                                                                Bobbah P  5 months back

                                                                                Now i want pineapple...

                                                                                • desharkGR
                                                                                  desharkGR  5 months back

                                                                                  Canada!Give this guy a TV show!

                                                                                  • Marc Lenray Magdaraog
                                                                                    Marc Lenray Magdaraog  6 months back

                                                                                    just needed that fungi parasite to transfer to humans and make a game story.. "Last of us" ....

                                                                                    • Marc Lenray Magdaraog
                                                                                      Marc Lenray Magdaraog  6 months back

                                                                                      How to catch antsCanada? ez... just put a pit filled with gold ants... ez catch

                                                                                      • pandachuzero
                                                                                        pandachuzero  6 months back

                                                                                        amazing.. what fantastic insight into mother nature

                                                                                        • Savage League Productions

                                                                                          You're so good at making things interesting, no other channel would have gotten me interested in ants! You can even make paint drying on a wall interesting! As I saw in one of your replies.

                                                                                          • David & Payton's Apiary
                                                                                            David & Payton's Apiary  6 months back

                                                                                            Do you think you mite try to get a colony of the red and gold ants? Just wondering.

                                                                                            • Mur Young
                                                                                              Mur Young  6 months back

                                                                                              Fantastic ,Mikey. My absolute favorite so far as I binge watch. Thank you.

                                                                                              • PureSTRIX
                                                                                                PureSTRIX  6 months back

                                                                                                well i'm from holland where are the good spots to finds and what season is the best for me i want to become a ant keeper

                                                                                                • PureSTRIX
                                                                                                  PureSTRIX  6 months back

                                                                                                  i know i have seen a lot of red ants but dont know what kinds of sort it is
                                                                                                  because i'm new to the channel i only know i have a lot of intrest in learning species