Oh No - I Started an Ant War

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  • Published: 11 March 2017
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    Watch what can happen when you break one of the basic golden rules of ant keeping. I attempted to mix two unrelated ant colonies together. This is usually not allowed in ant keeping because it inevitably leads to an ant war. In this video, I explain why I had thought it was a safe bet to attempt colony fusion between the Golden Empire (our yellow crazy ant colony) and a new 5 queen ant colony of the same species. Hope you enjoy this week's video!

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Comments • 24 262

  • Shoto A
    Shoto A  3 years back

    So the golden empire has discovered agriculture. Oh my god.

  • Jazzie Cooper
    Jazzie Cooper  26 minutes back

    Its like he reading a freaking book

    • the grim gacha
      the grim gacha  2 days back

      they protec
      they atac


      but you just killed your ant's and they ain't comin back

      • lil shortie nariah
        lil shortie nariah  3 days back

        Wow.

        • Talchaplays
          Talchaplays  3 days back

          So cute wiggling there antennae around. 2:15

          • Cpt. Flinch
            Cpt. Flinch  4 days back

            And and ..........the toad? Iguess they have feasted in it.

            • Oleyat
              Oleyat  4 days back

              For all we know they were dancing together

              • John Nix
                John Nix  5 days back

                Dont go im in charge. "Do you feel in charge,"

                • John Nix
                  John Nix  5 days back

                  Bloods and crips.lol

                  • Donny Podcast
                    Donny Podcast  5 days back

                    7:25 is not a war or a battle of any kind. This is ant greeting behavior when they encounter allies from another colony. Rather than immediately responding with aggression toward their unfamiliar pheromones, they are sniffing each other and learning this unique scent.


                    Once they have learned this new, non-threatening scent, they accept it as part of their own pheromones. Some ant queens join foreign colonies by making contact with foreign workers and slowly adapting her pheromones to be more similar to the new nest's pheromones. When the workers begin to feed the foreign queen, her pheromones become so similar to the new colony's pheromones that they treat her as a native queen.


                    who knows? Maybe part of all the smelling they were doing and close contact might have even involved some feeding from one colony worker to a worker from the other colony? Maybe it was more than just a greeting, but also an offering of a gift as a symbol of hospitality.

                    • TheEvilFlyingToaster
                      TheEvilFlyingToaster  6 days back

                      Why is it "cruel and dangerous" to feed a live cockroach to ants? I see that sort of nature every time I'm out in my garden.

                      • Franz Gonzaga
                        Franz Gonzaga  1 weeks back

                        Their farming now?

                        • Lolz Lot
                          Lolz Lot  1 weeks back

                          Or it wasn't a war it was misunderstood the new ants biting of mites

                          • Tara Morgan
                            Tara Morgan  1 weeks back

                            I am abut to come a ant keeper so can Yu give me some help and tip sorry 4 my spelling

                            • butta31one
                              butta31one  2 weeks back

                              Ive come to realize I watch anything on YouTube. It was interesting tho

                              • Won Alvin Channel
                                Won Alvin Channel  2 weeks back

                                Put ant man on your small habitat and save all the golden empire

                                • Boneyfreak
                                  Boneyfreak  2 weeks back

                                  The new colony was just pissed off paroled convicts but after time integrated back into society. Peace at last. Now if humans could just learn this....

                                  • Sp0ok404
                                    Sp0ok404  2 weeks back

                                    This video is a prime example of people getting so excited about a topic somebody else is semi-interested in that it scares them off

                                  • Kevin Buenaventura
                                    Kevin Buenaventura  2 weeks back

                                    This is why I break the third Golden rule

                                    • Daily Dog
                                      Daily Dog  2 weeks back

                                      That poor cockroach

                                    • Abiola Adisa
                                      Abiola Adisa  2 weeks back

                                      Fire empire vs Golden empire anybody?

                                      • Integrity Alpha
                                        Integrity Alpha  2 weeks back

                                        Idk what happens yet but it’d make sense that the healthy ant colony wouldn’t want to mix with the weaker sick ants and would rather kill them then letting it spread.

                                        • SC
                                          SC  3 weeks back

                                          6:33 Weird sound

                                          • HUMOJI
                                            HUMOJI  3 weeks back

                                            when will the Golden Empire discover electricity

                                            • Aakarsh Naidu Girrem
                                              Aakarsh Naidu Girrem  3 weeks back

                                              So, ants are more civilised than us???
                                              Lol Massive embarrassment

                                              • Estrella Lomocso
                                                Estrella Lomocso  3 weeks back

                                                love your videos!!!!!

                                                • Ryan
                                                  Ryan  3 weeks back

                                                  Ants in agony. That's cute

                                                  • Evgueni Migatchev Sanchez

                                                    Want another wartr

                                                    • Taya can
                                                      Taya can  3 weeks back

                                                      What ? What ? Rule what ? Dont put in your prey alive ? What !! F... !! That Rule !! Put that cockroach inside alive !!! They deserve an agonizing death !!! And if you get a chance... Throw in a female mosquito !!! I hope those two will go extinct !!

                                                    • Pro Gamer Boy
                                                      Pro Gamer Boy  3 weeks back

                                                      Are you filipino???

                                                    • Fe Basoy
                                                      Fe Basoy  3 weeks back

                                                      I want an ant war

                                                      • Samantha K All Things Random

                                                        This was too intense for me

                                                        • Lørd Particle
                                                          Lørd Particle  4 weeks back

                                                          Dude I'm pretty sure there's an ant war waging outside my house. I have like 3 different types of ants around my house

                                                          • Christopher Calvert
                                                            Christopher Calvert  4 weeks back

                                                            Ya joined forces more like enslave

                                                            • Nathan Fioravanti
                                                              Nathan Fioravanti  4 weeks back

                                                              .

                                                              • Johannes Bonachita
                                                                Johannes Bonachita  4 weeks back

                                                                Golden ant colony:WOW FOOD
                                                                Alive dead cockroach:oh god .-.

                                                                • TinTin30
                                                                  TinTin30  1 months back

                                                                  Still better than any of morgz video

                                                                • JC Ramilo
                                                                  JC Ramilo  1 months back

                                                                  Teacher asks what i like
                                                                  Me: aaaaaaaaaantsssss!!!!!

                                                                  • Head 10
                                                                    Head 10  1 months back

                                                                    Put 5 spiders in there

                                                                    • Oliver Wade
                                                                      Oliver Wade  1 months back

                                                                      Gavznakallaajhzvz zbahabbabbjakajanamOLhzhzvehbzgrr

                                                                      • NinjaKING’s Gaming
                                                                        NinjaKING’s Gaming  1 months back

                                                                        He vid suck ass

                                                                        • West coast renegade
                                                                          West coast renegade  1 months back

                                                                          I'm starting to think ants are more civilized than people

                                                                          • nydia alvaran
                                                                            nydia alvaran  1 months back

                                                                            That's called world war ant

                                                                            • Nathan Negri
                                                                              Nathan Negri  1 months back

                                                                              About time

                                                                              • SpyDino 25
                                                                                SpyDino 25  1 months back

                                                                                Lets start wwa2...

                                                                                • BeastMaster 64
                                                                                  BeastMaster 64  1 months back

                                                                                  Whyyyyy why did I watch this whyyyyy

                                                                                  • BeastMaster 64
                                                                                    BeastMaster 64  1 months back

                                                                                    @soularcher27 well said thanks for the advice you're very mature for your age

                                                                                  • BeastMaster 64
                                                                                    BeastMaster 64  1 months back

                                                                                    soularcher27 its cool but I didn’t need to watch it but I did

                                                                                • Rhike
                                                                                  Rhike  1 months back

                                                                                  Opening the Kurzgesagt ant war thread here.

                                                                                  • Ryan Borganson
                                                                                    Ryan Borganson  1 months back

                                                                                    Ant diplomacy. Gods save us all. Tyr has a new favorite species lol.