How To Raise An Ant Colony

  • Published: 27 July 2016
  • A brief guide on how to look after a captive ant colony.


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    Written, narrated, filmed and edited by Jordan Dean.
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  • Jay Vantol
    Jay Vantol  4 days back

    Thanks for the informative video. My son and I have our first captured queen in test tube. She has eggs. Most likely a common black ant. Just wondering if we just let it sit in warm dark place till the eggs hatch? Then start feeding them and leave it closed for a bit before releasing them into our habitat?

    • Paulo Calinao
      Paulo Calinao  1 weeks back

      Umm if my queen has so much larvae and eggs that mostly covered the tube what do i do?

      • super kostas 150
        super kostas 150  1 weeks back

        This reminds me of Spartacus

        • Fatty Uka
          Fatty Uka  2 weeks back

          Thank you.

          • kid from the future dixon

            Stop copying antscanada all you did is change the last part of your name

            • SterlingCatharis Xx
              SterlingCatharis Xx  2 weeks back

              Me : **has cockroach problem**

              Me at 1:40 : **screams loudly**

              • whimp01
                whimp01  3 weeks back

                whats the best hardiest species for beginners

                • Mr Dee
                  Mr Dee  3 weeks back

                  Weetbix and cerial mate, carbs for days

                  • Sean Andrews
                    Sean Andrews  4 weeks back

                    Can someone tell me how often you have to re apply the fluon barrier

                    • Johann Wynand Vorndran
                      Johann Wynand Vorndran  4 weeks back

                      Thank you very much for a informative and helpful video. It helps a lot.

                      • toffi_ e
                        toffi_ e  4 weeks back

                        Seing those ants being zoomed in makes me

                        *AAA ITS A COCKROACH*

                        • Twisted Wayne
                          Twisted Wayne  1 months back

                          Nice job lot’s information thanks

                          • Kenneth Reyes
                            Kenneth Reyes  1 months back

                            Is it possible to keep a colony small? I don’t want to invest to much in bigger enclosures and nests.

                            • Leong Yin Yee
                              Leong Yin Yee  1 months back

                              I scare of ant... :((

                              • Ana Krakutovska
                                Ana Krakutovska  1 months back

                                Jourdan kume imas glas imas glas na seriski ubiec

                                • Ant Trails
                                  Ant Trails  1 months back

                                  Great vid J

                                  • DragonUdo
                                    DragonUdo  1 months back

                                    Always loved ants. I'm think more people than know it, givin the chance to observe then would realize they too have a fascination with them! Your own personal army lol (Mostly mid-evil fantasy loving nerds I'm guessing), but seriously if my living and financial situation were better I'd love to have a colony.

                                    • SJandEmily ‘
                                      SJandEmily ‘  1 months back

                                      You will have good luck for ten years

                                      Smile to activate

                                    • Ben Cotton
                                      Ben Cotton  2 months back

                                      I have just got a queen ant and this video has really helped me

                                    • Raffy Sungarngar
                                      Raffy Sungarngar  2 months back

                                      How to raise a South American Bullet Ant colony?

                                      • 김건하
                                        김건하  2 months back

                                        I like this detail information :)

                                        • A dilo
                                          A dilo  2 months back

                                          Waaaaaait ants Canada,ant Australia... I’m not saying someone’s copying someone

                                          • A dilo
                                            A dilo  3 weeks back


                                          • Sean Andrews
                                            Sean Andrews  4 weeks back

                                            A dilo dude, the channel was made before ants Canada got popular, and look up other ant channels, you’ll find that a whole lot of them say the word “ant” and whatever country they live in

                                        • Emz kamepi
                                          Emz kamepi  2 months back

                                          who is better antscanada or antsaustralia

                                          • Kyle Wilkins Jr
                                            Kyle Wilkins Jr  2 months back

                                            your a copy cat!!!!!!! ants canata is the best

                                            • Terrabade
                                              Terrabade  2 months back

                                              Ants Canada isn't the only human in the world who's hobby is ant colonies.

                                          • Adam Bagley
                                            Adam Bagley  2 months back

                                            I’m glad I found this. The voice is much calmer than ants Canada and doesn’t sound like constant Clickbait. To the point and informative with no filler or suspense. I could sleep to this

                                            • Ed8806
                                              Ed8806  2 months back

                                              My cat would knock it over and I'd have to flamethrower em

                                              • TECHNOLOGY TCN
                                                TECHNOLOGY TCN  2 months back

                                                I see queen ant but i pinch it now i watch this video. im so interested now in ants i wish i can go back to past.

                                                • A GC
                                                  A GC  2 months back

                                                  Lol ants Australia instead of ants Canada

                                                  • Kimmy Kucing
                                                    Kimmy Kucing  2 months back

                                                    Iam from indonesian and i like your video dude

                                                    • Jaron Gittinger
                                                      Jaron Gittinger  2 months back

                                                      How long does it take for ant queens to lay their first eggs?

                                                      • Guli Playz
                                                        Guli Playz  2 months back

                                                        The 331 dislikes are from people that cant see/find any queen ants

                                                        • 41w4 Hokage
                                                          41w4 Hokage  2 months back

                                                          Plz help me:my trap jaw queen doesn't lay any eggs for 5 day,pls help me why my queen doesn't lay eggs.btw my queen it's not virgin anymore I cought his when he try to find the perfect place for start colony in my backyard.

                                                          BTW am trying to gave him food too,I give him a Flies and she doesn't I give him a tiny drop honey too.

                                                          • HH MEDIA
                                                            HH MEDIA  2 months back

                                                            Can you use polistiren to make the tunnels for the ants?? Or has it gotta be that brick stuff on the video?

                                                            • Cookie Belmonte
                                                              Cookie Belmonte  2 months back

                                                              "...just take care not to cut yourself," has been said in the sweetest way I've ever heard in my life ever 😍

                                                              • Jack is not in the box
                                                                Jack is not in the box  2 months back

                                                                Are srsly taking cricket's "feelings" into consideration?

                                                                • Lucifer Floyyd
                                                                  Lucifer Floyyd  2 months back

                                                                  Sometimes I give some raw bits of salmon to my black crazy ants also water,fruit' and honey

                                                                  • WeirdHousePlants
                                                                    WeirdHousePlants  2 months back

                                                                    Super cool! A bit off topic maybe, but which video editing software did you use to put this all together? Looks great!

                                                                    • I be a DOCTOR
                                                                      I be a DOCTOR  2 months back

                                                                      How cool would it be to raise a colony of slave making ants and some colonies of the ants they enslave and when the slave making ones are ready to raid, connect the colonies!

                                                                      • yolo gudene
                                                                        yolo gudene  3 months back

                                                                        A C

                                                                        • RP101 Aquatics
                                                                          RP101 Aquatics  3 months back

                                                                          do i feed the queen before it lays?

                                                                          • friedchicken
                                                                            friedchicken  2 months back

                                                                            RP101 Aquatics That depends on the type of queen you have. If you have the type that needs feeding, you give her a tiny drop of honey but only once every 2-3 weeks bc the queen fasts and doesn’t eat. If you have the latter type, you give her the foods he mentioned in bits bc that type leaves their eggs to hunt.

                                                                        • Sourav Gangopadhyay
                                                                          Sourav Gangopadhyay  3 months back

                                                                          Is the nesting environment mandatory ?
                                                                          Please reply

                                                                          • arcticwolf52709
                                                                            arcticwolf52709  3 months back

                                                                            me: mom! can i boil somthing!
                                                                            mom: what do you want to boil?
                                                                            me: ..... a spider

                                                                            • Ramzil Solvera
                                                                              Ramzil Solvera  3 months back

                                                                              i have ants in my home

                                                                              • Samuel Carver
                                                                                Samuel Carver  3 months back

                                                                                I would just give them a stake

                                                                                • the3lusive
                                                                                  the3lusive  3 months back

                                                                                  How do the soldier ants come about?

                                                                                  • TOXIC TAMALE
                                                                                    TOXIC TAMALE  3 months back

                                                                                    Thank you

                                                                                    • Girloni Ms NightLight
                                                                                      Girloni Ms NightLight  3 months back

                                                                                      Ants Canada and Ants Australia... cool

                                                                                      • I be a DOCTOR
                                                                                        I be a DOCTOR  3 months back

                                                                                        @Ants Australia : I am starting a colony of Fire Ants (Solenopsis Invicta [RIFA]). If I am relocating the colony in order to clean a section of the nest and some remain in the section I want to remove, is there a quick, easy way to locate the queen (assuming I have other reproductive ants in the colony...I know she'll be the one without wings they are small it could take a while to locate her amongst thousands of others) to make sure she's in a section I'm not removing?