Fire Ants vs. Water

  • Published: 31 March 2018
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    Can fire ants conquer water? Moving my massive fire ant colony into their new home, a 100 gallon South American biotope (all animals and plants from South America) paludarium (half land- half water) was an intense experience to witness! At the onset, it seemed the fire ants, a colony we call the Fire Nation, was having troubles dealing with the river we made in the setup, not to mention being completely chastised by the river's fish. Watch how the Fire Nation deals with their new life in the Selva de Fuego, and check out the surprises and twists that happen along the way. Hope you guys enjoy this week's episode!

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Comments • 9 156

  • Potod Scumbigula
    Potod Scumbigula  1 days back

    You are going to have to add some competition for the colony. Keep them on their toes.

    • Chuggins!
      Chuggins!  1 days back

      "I gave them a mighty cockroach feast on a stick"

      Cockroach: "Am I a joke to you?"

      • RUKZ ROQUE
        RUKZ ROQUE  2 days back

        I was hooked to this ants now...

        • RUKZ ROQUE
          RUKZ ROQUE  2 days back

          I was hooked to this ants now...

          • Darren Dong
            Darren Dong  2 days back

            Movie grade editing 10/10

            • R E D
              R E D  3 days back

              Just sell this series for a cost coool

              • Enolam
                Enolam  6 days back

                ANT FACT!: Some species of Ants are actually great swimmers, because they have developed their own type of Doggy Paddle. But, only some species can. Ants can do really good things when it comes to water though. They can use leaves as boats and go across water. Ants also have Rafts in the Ocean, Fire Ants specifically!

                • Celeste Medina
                  Celeste Medina  6 days back

                  7:30 the Queen is not a VIP, she is a VIA

                  • ptrev30
                    ptrev30  6 days back

                    calm down

                    • Smartech Automation & Control

                      to ensure the place is safe . and to create space where she can give birth to ants . and store the ants eggs .

                      • Donesse
                        Donesse  1 weeks back

                        This is so good that I dont even care about the 2 ads they're better for the build up LOL

                        • ellie obrien
                          ellie obrien  1 weeks back

                          dude you are actually a genius, the rain oml how'd you even think of that

                          • kyuubi nine
                            kyuubi nine  1 weeks back

                            You make this video really interesting and amazing

                            • Purple Roosta
                              Purple Roosta  1 weeks back

                              the cockroach was paid actor

                              • kApRiSuN
                                kApRiSuN  1 weeks back

                                why is this so entertaining

                                • Funworks 163
                                  Funworks 163  1 weeks back

                                  Why am I so hyped for this!??!

                                  • Jack Opulski
                                    Jack Opulski  1 weeks back

                                    Only channel in the universe where you can see a fish couple watch a 24/7 ant reality TV show

                                    • Naminda Perera
                                      Naminda Perera  2 weeks back

                                      nice narration... you should be in discovery and i just subscribe

                                      • Akumok Eternal Suns
                                        Akumok Eternal Suns  2 weeks back

                                        Your good at your hobby man, plus narrative skills are spot on, you should work for nat geo or something of sorts

                                        • Jonathan
                                          Jonathan  2 weeks back

                                          So beautiful to see someone have passion for the amazing creatures of this world. You my friend are a class act. Inspiring

                                          • Rychelle Teo
                                            Rychelle Teo  2 weeks back

                                            Idk why but I love how he narrates everything about the ants

                                            • Danger Noodle
                                              Danger Noodle  2 weeks back

                                              I accidentally clicked on this video, but I’m glad I did! It was really interesting to see how the ants all worked together on the frog bit “islands”.

                                              • Extreme Gaming
                                                Extreme Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                Makes it well to dramatic then what it is 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                • can’t tell you cuz ur a stranger

                                                  holy crap theyre freaking ants

                                                  • X x_Alex_x X
                                                    X x_Alex_x X  2 weeks back

                                                    Why is this so entertaining?

                                                    • I don't get likes
                                                      I don't get likes  2 weeks back

                                                      So basically the queen is Azula

                                                      • Alcxy
                                                        Alcxy  2 weeks back

                                                        lol bruh he obviously put the tube near the water there to create tension in the beginning. i mean smart for the video but risky. i will not believe for a second someone who knows this much about ants and clearly invests a lot into it wouldn't have thought to put the tube on the soil...

                                                        • Kevish Fernando
                                                          Kevish Fernando  2 weeks back

                                                          Your Channel is freaking awesome

                                                          • Set_Zanx-
                                                            Set_Zanx-  2 weeks back

                                                            YES DROWN THEM SUCKERS.

                                                            • Jepoy Domingo
                                                              Jepoy Domingo  2 weeks back

                                                              Ants have lifes pls stop killing it is in 10 commandments

                                                              • Anarchon
                                                                Anarchon  2 weeks back

                                                                Imagine some stuck up parent berating his kid for being interested in ants and not doing his homework, let your kids express themselves, they will find a way, like the ants do.

                                                                • Brickyway Bricks
                                                                  Brickyway Bricks  2 weeks back

                                                                  *moves a tube out of the water
                                                                  after this major change to our river we can move on!

                                                                  • Queen JadedRose
                                                                    Queen JadedRose  2 weeks back

                                                                    I just happened upon your channel and I must say I am very impressed! It is so lovely to see a channel where I can play on my tv for my children! Thankyou for sharing this because I could never have any ants due to my young children but I’m subscribing and I will be following with my 7 8 and 1 year olds!! Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!! So educational and emotional all in one. It’s very sweet to see your love for Ants! 🐜

                                                                    • Hijack Wolf
                                                                      Hijack Wolf  2 weeks back

                                                                      I bless the rains down in Africa

                                                                      • Hijack Wolf
                                                                        Hijack Wolf  2 weeks back

                                                                        The fish are very hungry that’s why they’re trying to get the ants and they’re bullying them if you try and do something like this again I suggest you feed the fish before you put the ants in that way they’ll be less likely to bully the ants so harshly

                                                                        • JellyBiceps_ZA
                                                                          JellyBiceps_ZA  2 weeks back

                                                                          Amazing work that you do!

                                                                          • Exogen Design
                                                                            Exogen Design  2 weeks back

                                                                            Damn, feels like I was watching Discovery channel

                                                                            • jk
                                                                              jk  2 weeks back

                                                                              I love nature shows but I never thought I could enjoy watching ants run around for 40 minutes. Thank you. You're a great narrator too

                                                                              • Jacob French
                                                                                Jacob French  2 weeks back

                                                                                Master blueprint... build a massive ship beginning as a station and move from the earth to Mars in the giant colony ship complete with hydroponics bays shuttle bays and harvesting platforms for mining asteroids by pulling a single asteroid from the belt into the mining platform then sending the ore to the refineries onboard the ship which doesn't use heat but magnetic energy and force.

                                                                                • Alex Brown
                                                                                  Alex Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Not a single soul:
                                                                                  Cockroach on a stick: KILL ME!!!!

                                                                                  • Nasticus
                                                                                    Nasticus  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Are the ants walking around underwater?!

                                                                                    • Gaspar Zielinski
                                                                                      Gaspar Zielinski  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Day 2 expansion: Spider royale.
                                                                                      Something tells me your gonna add predators to stop them... That would be interesting

                                                                                      • Jay-R Weber
                                                                                        Jay-R Weber  2 weeks back

                                                                                        What's with these ants. For some reason i am feeding ants in our yard lol

                                                                                        • Tristan Tristan
                                                                                          Tristan Tristan  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Bit OTT, there just ants!

                                                                                          • I don't know what to call it

                                                                                            4:20 you can’t tell me the fish on the left isn’t lagging.

                                                                                            • Joacy Fonseca
                                                                                              Joacy Fonseca  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Bro you should work for Discovery Channel! I felt like I was watching a documentary! I’m amazed!

                                                                                              • vj v
                                                                                                vj v  2 weeks back

                                                                                                I thought you were going to add Bear Grills

                                                                                                • Georgia Trucker91
                                                                                                  Georgia Trucker91  2 weeks back

                                                                                                  Very interesting and educational.