Beach Ants

  • Published: 30 December 2017
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    Happy New Year, AC Family! Many of you may be enjoying your holidays at the moment, perhaps even traveling in this festive time! I too am currently on vacation for the holidays and am enjoying some beach and ocean, but as usual ants are always on my mind!

    This video explores the life of wild ants living on the remote, tropical islands of Maldives. Being secluded in the Indian Ocean makes the over 1,000 coral islands of Maldives a paradise getaway for human tourists during their holidays, but it also makes it a great destination for ant tourist.

    Find out how vacationing ants can impact the ecosystem of a secluded beach island and what measures people are taking in order to control invasive insects from ecological destruction. This video is packed with incredible nature footage, including an ant war and an ant-ant cow symbiotic relationship that will blow your mind!

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Comments • 3 684

  • Togelover
    Togelover  1 years back

    In under half a year, I've gone from not caring about ants at all to now being fully immersed in their world, I might not ever keep ants myself, but I love watching this channel to learn more about them! #antloveforever

    • Evolved Dragon
      Evolved Dragon  2 weeks back

      Greetings from Puerto Rico, when I deployed to Iraq there were this huge ants, so big I took a pic with one on top of a quarter and there was only one mm left in front of the head and abdomen, they were located north near tikrit. Any ideas?

    • phantom liftey
      phantom liftey  3 months back

      Gost ant's and blak ant's

    • Phoebe Akuse
      Phoebe Akuse  3 months back

      Me too

    • WussP0ppinJimb0
      WussP0ppinJimb0  6 months back

      I’m exactly the same

  • TheMarquosuanWarrior0612

    You know, black crazy ants are actually called Longhorn crazy ants.

    • TheMarquosuanWarrior0612

      Youre lucky to go to the Maldives before they die out.

      • Quek Ngee Woon
        Quek Ngee Woon  3 days back

        6:23 Oh no wonder, I was wondering why an ant had 8 legs.
        6:51 Is it because they want to mimic the queen ant so they can eat the ants?

        • Kaitlin S
          Kaitlin S  2 weeks back

          I'm laughing at that spider just flailing its front legs. Could you imagine?

          • Trexking Dinoboy
            Trexking Dinoboy  2 weeks back

            I always se ants on beaches I go to

            • Ciel Da Shotgun Sturmtiger! Mendoza

              Maybe they want to be like humans?

              • Kit Kit
                Kit Kit  2 weeks back

                Slr you have nlce volce

                • Turbo Rex
                  Turbo Rex  2 weeks back

                  Black crazy ants

                  • Kelvin Moye
                    Kelvin Moye  3 weeks back


                    • Lieutenant BaconWaffles

                      When I vacation on the Oregon coast, I sometimes wee yellow ants that blend in pretty well with the beach sand. But mostly just Sand Fleas.

                      • project zorgo fan
                        project zorgo fan  3 weeks back

                        Hey I'm from maldives

                        • Levenyn
                          Levenyn  4 weeks back

                          I saw a trail of leaf cutters doing their thing while in Belize. I wouldn’t call it a vacation, though, it was a mission trip. Also, fire ants. Lots of fire ants. And a tarantula... on my roommate’s pillow. Fun times in the jungle 😆

                          • Rosalia Fernandez Whipple

                            Come to the Dominican Republic we have tons of ants

                            • CrudeOdin021 Jayden Rosellini

                              Ya know there’s this game called undergrowth empire it’s a ant game

                              • Caden Sae-wong
                                Caden Sae-wong  2 months back

                                I went to San Diego a few years ago, and an ant colony had moved into my family's car, they appeared to be super tiny, and a yellowish and greenish color. Like this if you love AntsCanada

                                • Albert Yao
                                  Albert Yao  2 months back


                                  • Dogtime At philipines
                                    Dogtime At philipines  2 months back

                                    I have a red ant colony and it lives under the sink

                                    • w, you can do anything
                                      w, you can do anything  3 months back

                                      The red ones

                                      • w, you can do anything
                                        w, you can do anything  3 months back

                                        We have that species in South Africa

                                      • Veronica Styler
                                        Veronica Styler  3 months back


                                      • The Hopper
                                        The Hopper  4 months back

                                        Next, how about mountain ants in the Sierra Nevadas. They are beautiful and HUGE.

                                        • Reuben Jeremiah
                                          Reuben Jeremiah  4 months back


                                          • Lucas Liam
                                            Lucas Liam  4 months back

                                            More oxygen bigger bugs.

                                            • Rice Daddy
                                              Rice Daddy  4 months back

                                              When are you going to get “cow killers”

                                              • LoveForKittyCats123
                                                LoveForKittyCats123  4 months back

                                                Wait what? I never knew you live in philippines! Wow! That's amazing!! I live in Las Pinas. Philippines.

                                                • 310smoker
                                                  310smoker  4 months back

                                                  you need a job with animal discovery ch.

                                                  • Ruby Scorpion
                                                    Ruby Scorpion  4 months back

                                                    Wow now I want to go there

                                                    • Dawood Samad
                                                      Dawood Samad  4 months back

                                                      Black crazy ants and carpenter ants

                                                      • Mike Mason
                                                        Mike Mason  5 months back

                                                        Me and my friends like creatures as ants beetles bees and other insects

                                                        • sbarnett37tiger Barnes
                                                          sbarnett37tiger Barnes  5 months back

                                                          Amazing where ants can take you! I'm 45, have worked hard all my life just to pay rent and bills etc, and I have never been outside Australia, best holiday I've ever had is 10 days in Queensland and that was only once. And here we have a simple ants fascination taking someone all over the world!! Pretty amazing. I know I'll never get to go overseas in my life time but it's good to see some people getting their lives and passions sorted out early in life. If you don't you end up completely screwed.

                                                          • David Danso
                                                            David Danso  5 months back

                                                            🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐛🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐠🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐛🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐛🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐚🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐠🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜 I have gone mad with ants😶😶😶😶😶😶😶😶

                                                          • Maia Isaila
                                                            Maia Isaila  5 months back

                                                            Everyone loves vacations! No wonder ants do as well!

                                                            • Sylkis89
                                                              Sylkis89  5 months back

                                                              even in colder countries like Poland there's always tons of ants in the beaches lol or if not beaches themselves then at least the dunes or sandy cliffs that are in between beaches and the land good for human settlements

                                                              • Life and Death
                                                                Life and Death  5 months back

                                                                You should have get ghost ant

                                                                • keeponjammin456
                                                                  keeponjammin456  5 months back

                                                                  @14:32 is the same theme as the L.A. Beast vomiting theme. The more you know.

                                                                  • dabosscole 15
                                                                    dabosscole 15  6 months back

                                                                    I get those red ants where i live

                                                                    • Evil Blues
                                                                      Evil Blues  6 months back

                                                                      After watching this channel for a year,everyday at school whenever I see a ant at school I go ahead and try to catch it! How fun it is? As much as playing tag. Who agrees?

                                                                      • Steven Chong - Creative Corner

                                                                        Is it weird if I thought that until he explained, I thought that spider was an ant mimicking a spider? xD

                                                                        • unigameing da unicorn
                                                                          unigameing da unicorn  6 months back

                                                                          I knew it was one because it had 4 eggs

                                                                          • Ashley Ortiz
                                                                            Ashley Ortiz  6 months back

                                                                            Mikey but you don't sound like him

                                                                          • Mizz Azera
                                                                            Mizz Azera  6 months back

                                                                            The ending is something people need to think about. 👏

                                                                            • Mr. Radiation
                                                                              Mr. Radiation  7 months back

                                                                              MAN, THAT TROPICAL BEACH PLANT LIFE THO!!

                                                                              • dusky - k
                                                                                dusky - k  7 months back

                                                                                Your back

                                                                                • Mike roy Stockwell
                                                                                  Mike roy Stockwell  7 months back

                                                                                  I almost cried 😭

                                                                                  • M3m31lif3
                                                                                    M3m31lif3  7 months back

                                                                                    Ive seen a extreme big ant i wish i can share it you in a pic but its dead now.........
                                                                                    I know mostly some you dont believe me but its ehh maybe its jard to find i think you can find it in random places but we seen it in our front door when i waked up then my parents showed me a big ant i taked care of it as the best as i could but died in a few days i actually dont know what to feed it.....ok end now sorry for long comment

                                                                                    • Mark Aparri
                                                                                      Mark Aparri  7 months back

                                                                                      Before watching your vids there are only two ants I know, the black one that doesn’t bite, and the red ones that do... You’re Amazing AC... Keep the vids posting!!! More power to u

                                                                                      • Dinotron 32
                                                                                        Dinotron 32  7 months back

                                                                                        I 💗 black crazy ants