Ant Wars: What Happens When Two Ant Colonies Meet?

  • Published: 08 April 2015
  • Ant war: Ever wonder what happens when ant colonies come together? This video talks about how ant wars happen, why they happen, and how colony scent plays a role in how ants react to each other.

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  • Theme Park Enthusiasts
    Theme Park Enthusiasts  2 months back

    How do I get rid of ants that are hiding in my keyboard they are eithier sugar, acrobat, or Carpenter. But definetly all workers

    • InPeaceVigilance
      InPeaceVigilance  4 months back

      I have a goal of breeding two large ant colonies. One colony will be a native species and the other an invasive fire ant species. I want to grow them to a couple outworlds each with over a thousand ants strong and then I want to bring them together in a separate battleground outworld and see how they fight out it and how these fire ants come to dominate our landscape.

      • James Ward
        James Ward  5 months back

        I think you should be Ant Man instead of Paul Rudd

        • FrenchFrieDude
          FrenchFrieDude  5 months back


          • mike gossner
            mike gossner  7 months back

            Ants are teachers and we are the students;
            however a Zombie also made us know we are more human than human.
            In other words the test is we are taught we are smarter than animals.
            If not than we are nothing more than zombies and ants.

            • Kristen Gjuraj
              Kristen Gjuraj  7 months back


              • gg
                gg  7 months back

                animation was retarded

                • Aowyn Lam
                  Aowyn Lam  7 months back

                  my ants are having a war

                  • Da Rabbit
                    Da Rabbit  8 months back

                    I have a question.. I googled it and and didn't find an answer so maybe you know. What happens when a ant is separated from the colony? Thanks!

                    • worfoz
                      worfoz  5 months back

                      I watched Star Trek so I imagine I know: just as Seven of Nine turning back into Annika Hansen or something like that.
                      But I might me wrong...

                  • RekturRectus 1776
                    RekturRectus 1776  9 months back

                    Is it really cruel? I mean they are ants, fascinating creatures, but essentially automatons coded with base instincts and reactions to chemical impulses. If they were mammals or something with higher function and emotion I can see it, but youll see a grasshopper being devoured by a praying mantis and the grasshopper will almost casually be chewing on a piece of grass while being eaten alive, they arent advanced enough to really care. I respect your moral decision but its silly to anthropomorphize them, I wont feel guilty crushing one crawling on my shoulder.

                    • Panora-Mic
                      Panora-Mic  9 months back

                      To be honest , you are really talented !
                      Your work is extremely convincing !

                      • Maui The pug
                        Maui The pug  9 months back

                        I see why people want him to combine ant colony’s

                        I see why he dosent

                        • Neil Evans
                          Neil Evans  10 months back

                          In my front garden the ants they have made a moterway

                          • Crystal Perez
                            Crystal Perez  11 months back

                            despacito 2

                            • Sylar Kane
                              Sylar Kane  11 months back

                              Did I just spend 20 minutes watching ants fart?

                              • XxExoticButterzxX
                                XxExoticButterzxX  11 months back

                                Nice wine

                                • Josh Walz
                                  Josh Walz  11 months back

                                  How do I start my own ant colony

                                  • Saylus Alvares
                                    Saylus Alvares  11 months back

                                    So much info, thank you!

                                    • Ecco V
                                      Ecco V  11 months back

                                      I pickt up ants from my garden And put them in A frige then I put my OWN ant Cologny in the frige now A have A lot op ants because I Mixed them

                                      • splinter360
                                        splinter360  12 months back

                                        Love the way those ants were challenging each other to single combat on the battlefield.

                                        • Michael Upton
                                          Michael Upton  1 years back

                                          Sounds like some of my co-workers......

                                          • Chadi Channel
                                            Chadi Channel  1 years back

                                            mantist vs ants

                                            • RIP sTaTs
                                              RIP sTaTs  1 years back

                                              1:05 "BATMAN"

                                              • CoolPichu 264
                                                CoolPichu 264  1 years back

                                                Today at school i found some ants pulling other ant and i also saw some ants grabbing little white eggs im guessing they are killing another ant colony

                                                • liljared711
                                                  liljared711  1 years back

                                                  Today I mixed a lot of ants from different colonies together I’m from Mississippi lots of em round here

                                                  • Sandys Toys
                                                    Sandys Toys  1 years back

                                                    Very interesting

                                                    • Devin Williams
                                                      Devin Williams  1 years back

                                                      sorry I meant I can't find any queen ants any tips

                                                      • Devin Williams
                                                        Devin Williams  1 years back

                                                        like I can't run in queen ants and it tips

                                                        • Hans Christian Macasa
                                                          Hans Christian Macasa  1 years back

                                                          I like his "Despacito" Parody, "I love speedos"

                                                          • Dylan Griffin
                                                            Dylan Griffin  1 years back

                                                            millitary: collumn of ants

                                                            • Nighthawk Dutch chameleon


                                                              • SOU6900
                                                                SOU6900  1 years back

                                                                Just like the guy that combined 2 ant colonies by separating them with wire mesh, you can do the same thing with honey bees but you have to make sure you only have one queen in the mix.

                                                                • james churcher
                                                                  james churcher  1 years back

                                                                  What happened to the ants in the video from Ben Nelson was a pheromone released by an Ichneumon wasp which causes the ants to turn on each other even for a while after the Ichneumon wasp leaves.

                                                                  • PrincessKombucha
                                                                    PrincessKombucha  1 years back

                                                                    NO WAY! I’ve been watching AntsCanada for 4 months now and I didn’t know this whole time that you were Mikey Bustos??? WOW SHOOK!

                                                                    • A weirdo That does art
                                                                      A weirdo That does art  1 years back

                                                                      when i was younger i spent an entire day watching a ant colony move from one side of the street to the other

                                                                      • I'm Kartel
                                                                        I'm Kartel  1 years back

                                                                        Game of Thrones: ant's version

                                                                        • Pure radio
                                                                          Pure radio  1 years back

                                                                          2:14 cool story bro 😎

                                                                          • Arrow master
                                                                            Arrow master  2 years back

                                                                            Why do this video show in my recommended

                                                                            • the bon bon shootr
                                                                              the bon bon shootr  2 years back

                                                                              I would have a ant hill on me if I was batein

                                                                              • corbin eugene
                                                                                corbin eugene  2 years back

                                                                                I can not get them to much to get but I will save

                                                                                • Minh Nghiem
                                                                                  Minh Nghiem  2 years back


                                                                                  • kebab man
                                                                                    kebab man  2 years back

                                                                                    what happen if i move a group of ants from my house far away from their territory to another location? i love ants and i dont want to kill them...will they die or try to find their way home?

                                                                                    • Ashlee Macdonald
                                                                                      Ashlee Macdonald  2 years back

                                                                                      Oh.. help me ants Canada! I found a queen ant and she barely moves anymore! I’ll show you some photos.. can you help me find out Which species she is? I’m in Maine, so please help! What do I feed her?? When will she lay eggs?? Will she DIE? I found her with her colony outside while kicking at the dirt during early winter!

                                                                                    • Frinz Magbanua
                                                                                      Frinz Magbanua  2 years back


                                                                                      • NPG Pro
                                                                                        NPG Pro  2 years back

                                                                                        I'm getting a ant farm

                                                                                        • Captpoke Gaming
                                                                                          Captpoke Gaming  2 years back

                                                                                          Why don't u have hair? *just a question*

                                                                                          • EmperorShadow
                                                                                            EmperorShadow  2 years back

                                                                                            Also can ant colonies have multiple bases or colonies. Because I see ants going to different places and I don't see them fighting

                                                                                            • EmperorShadow
                                                                                              EmperorShadow  2 years back

                                                                                              I think I saw something like the video a day ago