Ants vs. Alien Mold

  • Published: 16 December 2017
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    An ant plague: Today we deal with an alarming, foreign mold invasion in the ant farm setup of our new pharaoh ant colony, (species: Monomorium pharaonis) called the Tomb Raiders. We discuss how this mysterious mold could pose a danger to the ant colony, how ants naturally deal and control mold growth in their living space, and attempt to eradicate the mold growth via a method involving artificial wind. Also, the plot twist will blow you out of your seat, no pun intended! Hope you enjoy another episode of the AntsCanada ant channel.
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Comments • 7 036

  • Alyson Meadows
    Alyson Meadows  4 gün önce


    • jonathan Loves mushrooms
      jonathan Loves mushrooms  4 gün önce

      Magic mushrooms sweet

      • Eagle Sauce
        Eagle Sauce  5 gün önce

        The spores of fungi have specialized protein helping them to determine whether they are sticked onto the right things or not. If not they will not grow. Insect killing fungi are extremely picky, each species have their own special prey species.

        • Eagle Sauce
          Eagle Sauce  5 gün önce

          Those molds are not harmful to ants but to your own health 😄

          • Ant Trails
            Ant Trails  9 gün önce


            • RFB
              RFB  15 gün önce

              When you realize your countrywoman just got cited in the video, because of her first and last names 😂😂😂 (Congrats, Beatriz!)

              • Tina Leggue
                Tina Leggue  19 gün önce


                • Tina Leggue
                  Tina Leggue  19 gün önce

                  This Chanel

                  • Colourful Crypto
                    Colourful Crypto  20 gün önce

                    Why not just remove the sticks?

                    • Faith Oliveros
                      Faith Oliveros  21 gün önce

                      What kind of honey does he use for the ants??

                      • April Pendley
                        April Pendley  23 gün önce

                        Mold killed my first attempt at ant keeping. When I got the ants a few had died but I put the live ones in the ant farm. Within 10 days everyone was dead and mold was everywhere. I cried. Sticking to snakes for now.🙂❤️

                        • snoggl'n bozz
                          snoggl'n bozz  23 gün önce

                          I know this is an old video but I thought you should know that the mold looks a lot like Rhizopus Stolonifer...Rhizopus stolonifer is commonly known as black bread mold. It is a member of Zygomycota and considered the most important species in the genus Rhizopus. It is one of the most common fungi in the world and has a global distribution although it is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions.

                          • L
                            L  28 gün önce

                            I HATE PHARAOH ANTSSSSS

                            • Amber Shadow
                              Amber Shadow  Aylar önce

                              The 2nd out of 10 plagues in Egypt

                              • Amber Shadow
                                Amber Shadow  Aylar önce

                                Not good at all☠️🙀

                                • Amber Shadow
                                  Amber Shadow  Aylar önce

                                  I've heard of this mold before it's crazy weird 👽☠️

                                  • lazaros tsiampopulos
                                    lazaros tsiampopulos  Aylar önce

                                    You did this to the ants Mann this spore is rare to find it , you did this for content for your video

                                    • Yhan Fuentes
                                      Yhan Fuentes  Aylar önce

                                      Wats alien mold

                                      • Ayden Bonvillain
                                        Ayden Bonvillain  Aylar önce

                                        that isn't mold those are cordiseps

                                        • Dark Frostmare
                                          Dark Frostmare  Aylar önce

                                          10:56 is that an ant on the wall??

                                          • StoryFell!Chara
                                            StoryFell!Chara  Aylar önce


                                            • Cpt. Crunch
                                              Cpt. Crunch  Aylar önce

                                              I've never been so captivated by ants.

                                              • Koro Min Näing CLASSROOM


                                                • StoryFell!Chara
                                                  StoryFell!Chara  Aylar önce


                                                  • BR Design
                                                    BR Design  Aylar önce

                                                    Babies are radioactive

                                                    • i quiet being a youtuber Because i have bad ideas

                                                      On 11:00 there was an outsider ant how did he escaped

                                                      • Ashlyn May
                                                        Ashlyn May  Aylar önce

                                                        click to make button blue

                                                        • Ashlyn May
                                                          Ashlyn May  Aylar önce

                                                          What is aliean mold

                                                          • Jaden Pearce
                                                            Jaden Pearce  Aylar önce

                                                            Seems like you have a god complex lol.

                                                            • Jaden Pearce
                                                              Jaden Pearce  Aylar önce

                                                              Looks like shrooms mini psilocybin cubensis.

                                                              • WorldLine 1.130209
                                                                WorldLine 1.130209  Aylar önce

                                                                Oh god not Cordyceps

                                                                • The Screaming Salmon
                                                                  The Screaming Salmon  Aylar önce

                                                                  Looks like Jaclyn Hill's makeup line

                                                                  • reed 38
                                                                    reed 38  Aylar önce

                                                                    It never stop🤣

                                                                    • asleen alee
                                                                      asleen alee  2 aylar önce

                                                                      You are awwwwsssssooommmmeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! At TRclips Edit: also I hhhhhaaatttteeee mmmmmiiiitttteeessssssss

                                                                      • Snow Blind
                                                                        Snow Blind  2 aylar önce

                                                                        With all those lights Filters purifiers all that jazz I’m afraid to know your electric bill

                                                                        • Wallonican Mapper
                                                                          Wallonican Mapper  2 aylar önce

                                                                          9:00 The legend of the Tomb Raiders: Wind Waker

                                                                          • Paul Noecker
                                                                            Paul Noecker  2 aylar önce

                                                                            Your ants got cordyceps?

                                                                            • CRAZY EEVEE PVP
                                                                              CRAZY EEVEE PVP  2 aylar önce

                                                                              Also The Sounds Ruins My Life

                                                                              • CRAZY EEVEE PVP
                                                                                CRAZY EEVEE PVP  2 aylar önce

                                                                                Zombie Ants Are More Like Tarr Slimes

                                                                                • Honey Subs
                                                                                  Honey Subs  2 aylar önce

                                                                                  *i was trying to germinate an apple seed and this fungus grew on it and i was like "whaa-"*

                                                                                  • Amiel Myrrh B Jimenez
                                                                                    Amiel Myrrh B Jimenez  2 aylar önce

                                                                                    Why do you have a jolibee box in there

                                                                                    • Ddeulgi Kang
                                                                                      Ddeulgi Kang  2 aylar önce

                                                                                      Let me get my ant ray.

                                                                                      • Ddeulgi Kang
                                                                                        Ddeulgi Kang  2 aylar önce

                                                                                        Let me get my ant ray.

                                                                                        • Dapet Duit
                                                                                          Dapet Duit  2 aylar önce

                                                                                          Find the goggel and search some zombie ant

                                                                                          • Dapet Duit
                                                                                            Dapet Duit  2 aylar önce

                                                                                            That is not a alien ant that is zombie ants

                                                                                            • Jason Hansen
                                                                                              Jason Hansen  2 aylar önce

                                                                                              Antscanada i know do the same thing that you did to the golden Empire okay

                                                                                              • ANTONIO TORRES
                                                                                                ANTONIO TORRES  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                WAS THAT A CICADA UN SUBING

                                                                                                • TheGamingGecko Plays
                                                                                                  TheGamingGecko Plays  2 aylar önce

                                                                                         not been eating while scanning yt since this video......the mold looked so yummy.... *pukes*

                                                                                                  • Kelly Frearson
                                                                                                    Kelly Frearson  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                    It is a lethal mold

                                                                                                    • Kelly Frearson
                                                                                                      Kelly Frearson  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                      Hi I know that alien mold can kill ants

                                                                                                      • huang maithu
                                                                                                        huang maithu  2 aylar önce


                                                                                                        • huang maithu
                                                                                                          huang maithu  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                          Is my phone said deadly they will change you into zombies

                                                                                                          • huang maithu
                                                                                                            huang maithu  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                            zombie noooooooooooooooooooo

                                                                                                            • An epic chicken nugget!
                                                                                                              An epic chicken nugget!  2 aylar önce


                                                                                                              • Kyler Kellison
                                                                                                                Kyler Kellison  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                                That fungus is a cordecept

                                                                                                                • zstrike sanchez
                                                                                                                  zstrike sanchez  2 aylar önce

                                                                                                                  No it's not

                                                                                                                  • Victor Samaras
                                                                                                                    Victor Samaras  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                    are tomb raiders an easy species for beginners?

                                                                                                                    • Lieutenant BaconWaffles
                                                                                                                      Lieutenant BaconWaffles  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                      Mold legit looks like Dr. Seuss Truffula trees. "Ants are super clean & sterile." Hmmm, sounds like I need to send some ants to clean my uncle's house. These ants are so shiny. Yup, air circulation cockblocks mold. If you have a minor flood, all you need is a steamvac & some big old fans running 24/7.

                                                                                                                      • DJG_ian 516
                                                                                                                        DJG_ian 516  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                        12:48 Random voice cut.

                                                                                                                        • Reaper The dez
                                                                                                                          Reaper The dez  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                          The fungus is corteceps

                                                                                                                          • truely seen
                                                                                                                            truely seen  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                            Ants are not like humans as far as trash is concerned they are far superior

                                                                                                                            • Garrett Hoefler
                                                                                                                              Garrett Hoefler  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                              Social studies in school who needs I got those right here

                                                                                                                              • Bill Zussman
                                                                                                                                Bill Zussman  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                10:55 we have an escapee.

                                                                                                                                • Zy101 Zuleta
                                                                                                                                  Zy101 Zuleta  3 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                  This is a type of fungus that can make ants attach on to a plant and die still hanging on the plant while sprouts of the fungus come out of the ants body 😵🐜

                                                                                                                                  • Mariah Ellisor
                                                                                                                                    Mariah Ellisor  4 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                    I found this channel yesterday. 13 episodes watched at 20 min an episode... binging!

                                                                                                                                    • ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΠΟΠΟΔΑΚΗΣ

                                                                                                                                      I've known this chanel for years

                                                                                                                                      • Tai Nguyen
                                                                                                                                        Tai Nguyen  4 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                        10:57 there was a small ant outside the tube on the wall

                                                                                                                                        • saif minecraft gamings
                                                                                                                                          saif minecraft gamings  4 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                          If that is safe don't take the risk!!

                                                                                                                                          • Cristian Lim
                                                                                                                                            Cristian Lim  4 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                            That fungus again I seen that every video

                                                                                                                                            • ghost 150
                                                                                                                                              ghost 150  4 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                              Its moshoms

                                                                                                                                              • DogeNess
                                                                                                                                                DogeNess  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                I get wet every time I hear him say AC Family

                                                                                                                                                • Team Olsen
                                                                                                                                                  Team Olsen  5 aylar önce


                                                                                                                                                  • shaurya Verma
                                                                                                                                                    shaurya Verma  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                    Monoreium ant

                                                                                                                                                    • shaurya Verma
                                                                                                                                                      shaurya Verma  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                      I m from india namastei

                                                                                                                                                      • yourbadday89
                                                                                                                                                        yourbadday89  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                        As soon as I heard you were worried about the mold, I was actually hoping it would've been the cordyceps parasite XD. Not because I wanted to see the ants die but just to see how devastating it would've been and how you would've managed to fight it. I always find your remedies amazing

                                                                                                                                                        • Kokilaya kokilaya
                                                                                                                                                          Kokilaya kokilaya  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                          Mites are romans

                                                                                                                                                          • Logan Tharp
                                                                                                                                                            Logan Tharp  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                            I think 99% this is the mold that breaks off and clings to your ants killing them and growing in their brains turning them into "zombies"

                                                                                                                                                            • T G
                                                                                                                                                              T G  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                              Did anyone else notice the escaped ant scurrying up the wall?

                                                                                                                                                              • Bird Up
                                                                                                                                                                Bird Up  5 aylar önce

                                                                                                                                                                It's the Flood.