Ant Wars: What Happens When Two Ant Colonies Meet?

  • Published: 08 April 2015
  • Ant war: Ever wonder what happens when ant colonies come together? This video talks about how ant wars happen, why they happen, and how colony scent plays a role in how ants react to each other.

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  • Alben Tolarba
    Alben Tolarba  3 weeks back

    hi baldi

    • Wuts Upman
      Wuts Upman  1 months back


      • Ants Georgia
        Ants Georgia  2 months back

        ANT NERD CHANNEL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Theme Park Enthusiasts
          Theme Park Enthusiasts  5 months back

          How do I get rid of ants that are hiding in my keyboard they are eithier sugar, acrobat, or Carpenter. But definetly all workers

          • InPeaceVigilance
            InPeaceVigilance  7 months back

            I have a goal of breeding two large ant colonies. One colony will be a native species and the other an invasive fire ant species. I want to grow them to a couple outworlds each with over a thousand ants strong and then I want to bring them together in a separate battleground outworld and see how they fight out it and how these fire ants come to dominate our landscape.

            • FrenchFrieDude
              FrenchFrieDude  8 months back


              • mike gossner
                mike gossner  9 months back

                Ants are teachers and we are the students;
                however a Zombie also made us know we are more human than human.
                In other words the test is we are taught we are smarter than animals.
                If not than we are nothing more than zombies and ants.

                • Kristen Gjuraj
                  Kristen Gjuraj  9 months back


                  • gg
                    gg  10 months back

                    animation was retarded

                    • Aowyn Lam
                      Aowyn Lam  10 months back

                      my ants are having a war

                      • Da Rabbit
                        Da Rabbit  11 months back

                        I have a question.. I googled it and and didn't find an answer so maybe you know. What happens when a ant is separated from the colony? Thanks!

                        • worfoz
                          worfoz  8 months back

                          I watched Star Trek so I imagine I know: just as Seven of Nine turning back into Annika Hansen or something like that.
                          But I might me wrong...

                      • RekturRectus 1776
                        RekturRectus 1776  11 months back

                        Is it really cruel? I mean they are ants, fascinating creatures, but essentially automatons coded with base instincts and reactions to chemical impulses. If they were mammals or something with higher function and emotion I can see it, but youll see a grasshopper being devoured by a praying mantis and the grasshopper will almost casually be chewing on a piece of grass while being eaten alive, they arent advanced enough to really care. I respect your moral decision but its silly to anthropomorphize them, I wont feel guilty crushing one crawling on my shoulder.

                        • Panora-Mic
                          Panora-Mic  12 months back

                          To be honest , you are really talented !
                          Your work is extremely convincing !

                          • Maui The Pug
                            Maui The Pug  1 years back

                            I see why people want him to combine ant colony’s

                            I see why he dosent

                            • Neil Evans
                              Neil Evans  1 years back

                              In my front garden the ants they have made a moterway

                              • Crystal Perez
                                Crystal Perez  1 years back

                                despacito 2

                                • Sylar Kane
                                  Sylar Kane  1 years back

                                  Did I just spend 20 minutes watching ants fart?

                                  • XxExoticButterzxX
                                    XxExoticButterzxX  1 years back

                                    Nice wine

                                    • Josh Walz
                                      Josh Walz  1 years back

                                      How do I start my own ant colony

                                      • Saylus Alvares
                                        Saylus Alvares  1 years back

                                        So much info, thank you!

                                        • Ecco V
                                          Ecco V  1 years back

                                          I pickt up ants from my garden And put them in A frige then I put my OWN ant Cologny in the frige now A have A lot op ants because I Mixed them

                                          • splinter360
                                            splinter360  1 years back

                                            Love the way those ants were challenging each other to single combat on the battlefield.

                                            • Michael Upton
                                              Michael Upton  1 years back

                                              Sounds like some of my co-workers......

                                              • Chadi Channel
                                                Chadi Channel  1 years back

                                                mantist vs ants

                                                • RIP sTaTs
                                                  RIP sTaTs  1 years back

                                                  1:05 "BATMAN"

                                                  • CoolPichu 264
                                                    CoolPichu 264  1 years back

                                                    Today at school i found some ants pulling other ant and i also saw some ants grabbing little white eggs im guessing they are killing another ant colony

                                                    • liljared711
                                                      liljared711  1 years back

                                                      Today I mixed a lot of ants from different colonies together I’m from Mississippi lots of em round here

                                                      • Sandys Toys
                                                        Sandys Toys  2 years back

                                                        Very interesting

                                                        • Devin Williams
                                                          Devin Williams  2 years back

                                                          sorry I meant I can't find any queen ants any tips

                                                          • Devin Williams
                                                            Devin Williams  2 years back

                                                            like I can't run in queen ants and it tips

                                                            • Hans Christian Macasa
                                                              Hans Christian Macasa  2 years back

                                                              I like his "Despacito" Parody, "I love speedos"

                                                              • Kim Griffin
                                                                Kim Griffin  2 years back

                                                                millitary: collumn of ants

                                                                • Nighthawk Dutch chameleon


                                                                  • SOU6900
                                                                    SOU6900  2 years back

                                                                    Just like the guy that combined 2 ant colonies by separating them with wire mesh, you can do the same thing with honey bees but you have to make sure you only have one queen in the mix.

                                                                    • james churcher
                                                                      james churcher  2 years back

                                                                      What happened to the ants in the video from Ben Nelson was a pheromone released by an Ichneumon wasp which causes the ants to turn on each other even for a while after the Ichneumon wasp leaves.

                                                                      • Jorgeanne Reyes
                                                                        Jorgeanne Reyes  2 years back

                                                                        NO WAY! I’ve been watching AntsCanada for 4 months now and I didn’t know this whole time that you were Mikey Bustos??? WOW SHOOK!

                                                                        • A weirdo That does art
                                                                          A weirdo That does art  2 years back

                                                                          when i was younger i spent an entire day watching a ant colony move from one side of the street to the other

                                                                          • I'm Kartel
                                                                            I'm Kartel  2 years back

                                                                            Game of Thrones: ant's version

                                                                            • Pure radio
                                                                              Pure radio  2 years back

                                                                              2:14 cool story bro 😎

                                                                              • Arrow master
                                                                                Arrow master  2 years back

                                                                                Why do this video show in my recommended

                                                                                • the bon bon shootr
                                                                                  the bon bon shootr  2 years back

                                                                                  I would have a ant hill on me if I was batein

                                                                                  • corbin eugene
                                                                                    corbin eugene  2 years back

                                                                                    I can not get them to much to get but I will save

                                                                                    • Minh Nghiem
                                                                                      Minh Nghiem  2 years back


                                                                                      • kebab man
                                                                                        kebab man  2 years back

                                                                                        what happen if i move a group of ants from my house far away from their territory to another location? i love ants and i dont want to kill them...will they die or try to find their way home?

                                                                                        • Ashlee Macdonald
                                                                                          Ashlee Macdonald  2 years back

                                                                                          Oh.. help me ants Canada! I found a queen ant and she barely moves anymore! I’ll show you some photos.. can you help me find out Which species she is? I’m in Maine, so please help! What do I feed her?? When will she lay eggs?? Will she DIE? I found her with her colony outside while kicking at the dirt during early winter!

                                                                                        • Frinz Magbanua
                                                                                          Frinz Magbanua  2 years back


                                                                                          • NPG Pro
                                                                                            NPG Pro  2 years back

                                                                                            I'm getting a ant farm

                                                                                            • Captpoke Gaming
                                                                                              Captpoke Gaming  2 years back

                                                                                              Why don't u have hair? *just a question*