Massive Scarab Beetles For Feeding to Ants

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  • Published: 13 October 2018
  • Scarab beetles are my favourite beetles of all time! Many species are huge, possessing unique spines and horns of various sizes and shapes. For Canadian Thanksgiving, I managed to get my hands on a bin full of scarab beetles, rhinoceros beetles to be exact (Xylotrupes gideon philippinensis), to feed to my ant colonies. The massive scarab beetle grubs were monstrous and meaty creatures, with powerful mandibles and hairy bodies. The larvae eat decaying wood and plant matter, and grow to become absolutely massive beetles. When it came time to feed the grubs to my ant colonies, however, something happened that changed the entire plan and fate of the young beetles. Hope you enjoy this week's video! Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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Comments • 16 771

  • Quenten Hamm
    Quenten Hamm  5 days back

    I want to see the ants eat the beetle feed it to them alive

    • Trexking Dinoboy
      Trexking Dinoboy  1 weeks back

      Scarab beetle won’t die to ants so easy - unless prekilled lol

      • garyrich2000
        garyrich2000  1 weeks back

        What kind of mushroom was in that container?

        • Keaton
          Keaton  1 weeks back

          So the beetle larvae don’t bite each other

          • ThE ReMiXeR
            ThE ReMiXeR  1 weeks back

            Lady bug farm ?? We want it

            • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

              They kinda look like bagged peeled headless tail-off shrimp.

              • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                Scared of worms (lets ants crawl all over his arm).
                Can't bring self to cut grub (guts cockroach mercilessly).

                • L
                  L  5 days back

                  Cockroaches can be extinct, especially the flying ones.

              • 420 Dogs
                420 Dogs  2 weeks back

                10:58, yeah thats what i was going to say......

                • Jazzy Garbo
                  Jazzy Garbo  2 weeks back

                  Good cause I couldn't watch him kill the grub..

                  • dR33mUr G4m!nG
                    dR33mUr G4m!nG  2 weeks back

                    Pinoy ka diba ang galing mo mag english lol

                    • Lemur Gang
                      Lemur Gang  2 weeks back

                      Coconut Killers!

                      • Anna Carla Lopez-Carr
                        Anna Carla Lopez-Carr  2 weeks back

                        Scarab Beetles

                        • Anna Carla Lopez-Carr
                          Anna Carla Lopez-Carr  2 weeks back

                          Coleoptera

                          • Anna Carla Lopez-Carr
                            Anna Carla Lopez-Carr  2 weeks back

                            Rino beetle larva

                            • nakia ayers
                              nakia ayers  2 weeks back

                              Stupid ads!

                              • jon rob
                                jon rob  2 weeks back

                                there so cute!!!!!!

                                • jon rob
                                  jon rob  2 weeks back

                                  oh you spared them your so nice!!!

                                  • jon rob
                                    jon rob  2 weeks back

                                    no do not kill them!!!!

                                    • Blake Hoffman
                                      Blake Hoffman  2 weeks back

                                      Get a pray mantis in your farm

                                      • Blake Hoffman
                                        Blake Hoffman  2 weeks back

                                        Cool video

                                        • Grace Ann Tan
                                          Grace Ann Tan  3 weeks back

                                          I don’t want to kill them

                                          • Grace Ann Tan
                                            Grace Ann Tan  3 weeks back

                                            Kidding

                                            • Grace Ann Tan
                                              Grace Ann Tan  3 weeks back

                                              Not

                                              • Grace Ann Tan
                                                Grace Ann Tan  3 weeks back

                                                HEY ANTS CANADA JUST KILL THE BEETLE GRUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                • Grace Ann Tan
                                                  Grace Ann Tan  3 weeks back

                                                  Hmmmmmm let’s call them the coconut warriors 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞

                                                  • RandomBloxPlayz
                                                    RandomBloxPlayz  3 weeks back

                                                    Mabey they should be called the coconut club?

                                                    • Berrak Hodoglu
                                                      Berrak Hodoglu  3 weeks back

                                                      Jeff bob dumbo

                                                      • Fiftyfour Dino
                                                        Fiftyfour Dino  3 weeks back

                                                        I was scared that you’d cut it in half, but I was pretty sure you wouldn’t 👌

                                                        • Reeza Haida Miskam
                                                          Reeza Haida Miskam  3 weeks back

                                                          Went you want cut the betlees I wish hope you hand stop cutting the betlees want live to... And I hope went the betlees grow up I don't want you to give your ant,🐜🐜🐜

                                                        • EveryDay
                                                          EveryDay  4 weeks back

                                                          epiphitic plants... plants that grow on other plants??

                                                          • EveryDay
                                                            EveryDay  4 weeks back

                                                            The grub looks like shrimp... and they like coconut... ummm, yum.

                                                            • Bruce Sanchez
                                                              Bruce Sanchez  4 weeks back

                                                              Killing Rhino beetles should be illegal!

                                                              • Minxi May
                                                                Minxi May  4 weeks back

                                                                Call that the coconut crew

                                                                • Minxi May
                                                                  Minxi May  4 weeks back

                                                                  Call that the coconut crew

                                                                  • Sniper Wolf Gamer XD
                                                                    Sniper Wolf Gamer XD  4 weeks back

                                                                    Dont feed them beetles just feed them worm

                                                                    • Omni Calin
                                                                      Omni Calin  4 weeks back

                                                                      That was a good thing to do instead killing the grub

                                                                      • Eugene Rhee
                                                                        Eugene Rhee  4 weeks back

                                                                        cute grub!

                                                                        • devcool kol
                                                                          devcool kol  4 weeks back

                                                                          You should've gave one to them

                                                                          • devcool kol
                                                                            devcool kol  4 weeks back

                                                                            I have scarab Hercules beetle colony ther 4 of them

                                                                            • Nameless-
                                                                              Nameless-  4 weeks back

                                                                              Hello Anub'arak

                                                                              • Ticia Cast
                                                                                Ticia Cast  1 months back

                                                                                So this is what I’m going to be watching all summer long, huh? 😂 Bet, got nothing better to do anyways.

                                                                                • Family Saunders
                                                                                  Family Saunders  1 months back

                                                                                  The Rhino Warriors

                                                                                  • 311ATLLVL
                                                                                    311ATLLVL  1 months back

                                                                                    I would've done it lol

                                                                                    • Wisper
                                                                                      Wisper  1 months back

                                                                                      ITS SO CUTE 😱😱😱🥰🥰🥰love your vids ❤️

                                                                                      • Karen Speirs
                                                                                        Karen Speirs  1 months back

                                                                                        The Romans

                                                                                        • Rayquaza Pulse
                                                                                          Rayquaza Pulse  1 months back

                                                                                          “khepri khepri ra ra ra”
                                                                                          me: loser of the russian queen

                                                                                          • TheFlaming Angel
                                                                                            TheFlaming Angel  1 months back

                                                                                            You forgot to list Betel Borgs on your list of well known beetles. X'D

                                                                                            • l LIKE TURTLES and darkness

                                                                                              I have never seen a single kind of scarab beetle and HOLY MOLY THOSE GRUBS ARE HUGE pls don't kill it its too cute PLS