Fire Ants Walking the Tight Rope

  • Published: 03 June 2017
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    Wow! This video shows how fire ants masterfully deal with getting food to its colony by crossing a long tight rope.

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Comments • 5 644

  • Aikon17
    Aikon17  1 weeks back

    what is that song that is playing at the 4:00 mark?

    • AsianXOptix
      AsianXOptix  1 weeks back

      I guess you can say if your part of the AC Fam
      You can call yourself COOL
      Get it XDDD
      cause your an AC air conditioner XDDD

      • Tylix Gaming
        Tylix Gaming  2 weeks back


        • Valera Valik
          Valera Valik  2 weeks back

          That music!!!

          • Evolved Dragon
            Evolved Dragon  2 weeks back

            Our rarest ant (Puerto Rico) is Cempachys seini, This taxon is not in use as it is currently considered to be a junior synonym of Ooceraea biroi. What would be the common name?

            • Trexking Dinoboy
              Trexking Dinoboy  2 weeks back

              The question answer is terminal velocity

              • Blue Bowser
                Blue Bowser  2 weeks back

                **ant tries to climb down the stick**
                Ant: B A B Y P O W D A

                • Blue Bowser
                  Blue Bowser  2 weeks back

                  *storks movie reference.. cOuGh*

              • benmagic100
                benmagic100  2 weeks back

                The Black Panthers

                • Kittenslover99
                  Kittenslover99  2 weeks back

                  Ants are so interesting

                  • Aide N
                    Aide N  3 weeks back

                    It could fall The cockroach

                    • Muhammad Musab
                      Muhammad Musab  3 weeks back

                      The ants fallen would not die because of its light weight

                      • Muhammad Musab
                        Muhammad Musab  3 weeks back

                        I wan to see the jaw breakers for tight rope

                        • TheRPGenius
                          TheRPGenius  3 weeks back

                          What's the music that plays at the beginning?

                          • hangar gaming
                            hangar gaming  1 months back

                            terminal V

                            • Rainbow Katie
                              Rainbow Katie  1 months back

                              Is anyone else scared when the ants walk the tight rope? No just me? Ok i love your videos and th ants

                              • Ben Campbell
                                Ben Campbell  2 months back

                                It won't take damage of falling because ants are light

                                • Ernesto Sales
                                  Ernesto Sales  3 months back

                                  I can cross the tight rope in philippine to the usa

                                  • Kevin Samuels
                                    Kevin Samuels  3 months back

                                    I have never even thought about keeping ants until I accidentally came across one of your videos now I spend a lot of time watching some of your older videos as they are fascinating. This videos I thought was so good I had to link it to facebook (I hope you don't mind) to show others how great ants truly are.

                                    • Mini Starlight
                                      Mini Starlight  3 months back

                                      The jawbreakers. I want to see how did the jawbreakers rip the cockroach 🐜.

                                      • miguel lascano
                                        miguel lascano  3 months back

                                        would the other ants do the same thing?? there is only one way to find out..

                                        • T B
                                          T B  3 months back

                                          Very crazy

                                          • Ken Christiansen
                                            Ken Christiansen  3 months back

                                            Ok, odd question, I know that ants leave pheromones to indicate "I found food." How do the pheromones stick on the nylon wire? It is obvious that the pheromones do stick, I am just wondering how well.

                                            • Philip Lee
                                              Philip Lee  4 months back

                                              I want to see the golden empire walk the tight rope

                                              • Tarjay Gamer
                                                Tarjay Gamer  4 months back

                                                Terminal volosity

                                                • 없는 사람손
                                                  없는 사람손  4 months back

                                                  Wow! Fire nations should be a clown!

                                                  • Kingwhy 7300
                                                    Kingwhy 7300  4 months back


                                                    • Intrakyt Dale
                                                      Intrakyt Dale  4 months back


                                                      • David Danso
                                                        David Danso  5 months back

                                                        The golden Empire is probably like what is the Fire Nation doing now they always get the good stuff now there's suffering to get the good stuff one minute later they're like so they're working together better than us again how much more hours of torture seen working today and that's the fire ants I do not know what they call them and I'm talking about the humans are they really doing that again taking pieces of a Roach back and forth

                                                        ME: I know how you feel

                                                        • David Danso
                                                          David Danso  5 months back

                                                          This is so interesting that I can watch this all day

                                                          • It's VeNm Gaming
                                                            It's VeNm Gaming  5 months back

                                                            OMG REBBECA, YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT BRITNEY JUST SAID TO ME

                                                            • Jake He
                                                              Jake He  6 months back

                                                              Oh you walked a tightrope? Well I did upside down!

                                                              • radhakishan rajput
                                                                radhakishan rajput  6 months back

                                                                can you name the tower from where The Fire Nation got the cockroach nymph The Offering Tower?

                                                                • Evan Chen
                                                                  Evan Chen  6 months back

                                                                  terminel verlocity

                                                                  • Evan Chen
                                                                    Evan Chen  6 months back

                                                                    so cool

                                                                    • Steven Chong - Creative Corner

                                                                      Meh, the Bobbleheads on their bridge were more awesomer. None of this cutting it up BS XD

                                                                      • Quest_P
                                                                        Quest_P  6 months back

                                                                        I am watching this video with an ant on my screen 😂

                                                                        • Neil Parnaby
                                                                          Neil Parnaby  6 months back

                                                                          This is soooooo good, I want to get a ant colony too.

                                                                          • Bruce Banner
                                                                            Bruce Banner  7 months back

                                                                            Tight rope. The final frontier.
                                                                            This is the voyage of the fire ant colony.
                                                                            To seek out new life and dead food.
                                                                            To boldly go where no ant has gone before.

                                                                            • Scott Clark
                                                                              Scott Clark  7 months back

                                                                              Have the Golden Empire do this

                                                                              • Liftsky
                                                                                Liftsky  7 months back

                                                                                Ant: *OH MY GOD A KNOT*
                                                                                AntsCanada: *Some ants seem to be much more interested in the nylon wire knot.*
                                                                                Me: *Wait... Is that ant trying to sting the wire?*

                                                                                • jojoish5711
                                                                                  jojoish5711  7 months back


                                                                                  • Stacy Swisher
                                                                                    Stacy Swisher  7 months back

                                                                                    the golden empire

                                                                                    • Lukas Højgaard Bache-Andreassen

                                                                                      The black knite

                                                                                      • Jamir Villagracia
                                                                                        Jamir Villagracia  7 months back

                                                                                        That's a hard challenge for the fire nation

                                                                                        • Dalton Wyatt
                                                                                          Dalton Wyatt  7 months back

                                                                                          U should do the golden empire

                                                                                          • Dalton Wyatt
                                                                                            Dalton Wyatt  7 months back

                                                                                            R the bigger ones majors? Chase I thought they where bigger

                                                                                            • Josefine Johansson
                                                                                              Josefine Johansson  7 months back

                                                                                              did know ants has nurses to help sick and hurt ants to flee better facts

                                                                                              • Funny Boy’s
                                                                                                Funny Boy’s  7 months back

                                                                                                Do the golden empire on rope