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Comentários • 26 278

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
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  • UniversalEcho
    UniversalEcho 3 anos atrás +15157

    Okay this was one of the coolest videos I've watched. And it was literally about ants. Can't wait for the next part.

  • Danilka Polo
    Danilka Polo Anos atrás +1770

    honestly this is really neat, ants have like actual wars, there are scouting parties, raids, invasions, they have tactics, form lines and defensive, offensive positions, they are smart enough to form barricades with stones and build homes out of leaves (well, some of them) some ants have cattle, some ants (I read about) actually have other slaves that are other ant species. I wonder if there are commander ants, how do they take orders?

    • Kate's stupidity
      Kate's stupidity Mês atrás

      Soon enough we'll have tiny ant cities

    • El Schaett
      El Schaett Mês atrás +1

      Leaf cutters don't make pitiful home out of leaves, they do something even better and much, much cooler: they *farm* fungi from using the leave cutlets as fertiliser and food. They then feed the literal home-grown fungi to their larvae and young. They are agricultural - imperialist lumberers, not primitive leaf house builders

    • Xavian Williams
      Xavian Williams Mês atrás

      Who do you think the queen is ? And no the smaller ones don't have ranks just imagine an army but they only have Sargent. each of them is some what equal like some have flat heads and are literally just the door for ant colonies and the men are for mating and gating and females are actually the warriors and they do form alliances when equally strong but when one has the upper hand they will use them as slaves

    • LLAMA
      LLAMA Mês atrás

      yeah idk why but ants are genuinely so cool and its so entertaining to watch their teamwork like when they are working and carrying food crums and stuff

  • ArsonPeaPlayz
    ArsonPeaPlayz Anos atrás +1356

    Imagine throwing a piece of food and unknowingly starting a war.

    • jayvhon calma
      jayvhon calma Mês atrás

      @Star Flowers also the battle of the picnic

    • LLAMA
      LLAMA Mês atrás

      *The battle of the toast crumb 1921, Colorized*

    • Spyxl
      Spyxl Mês atrás

      @Yeet Yoot underrated comment 😂😂😂😂😂

    • Zak1999
      Zak1999 2 meses atrás

      Lol

    • Tunisian mapping
      Tunisian mapping 2 meses atrás +1

      @Staff Sergeant, Oof *apple remains war 1890 - 1978*

  • Onion
    Onion Anos atrás +968

    imagine being born into the world hoping you might be fighting and doing cool things like that, but instead your born for the soul purpose to block an entrance with your head

    • Nya
      Nya Mês atrás

      XD

    • Jake Petty
      Jake Petty 5 meses atrás +1

      I sense a really, really violent Pixar movie pitch.

    • Matt Morehouse
      Matt Morehouse 5 meses atrás +2

      @Erron Black You mean... singleheaded?

    • Eduardo Gamez
      Eduardo Gamez 8 meses atrás

      Much better than having to fight off the enemy or recollect food all day

    • Ang Sern
      Ang Sern 9 meses atrás +3

      @Erron Black single headedly

  • Harrison Herbstrith
    Harrison Herbstrith 7 meses atrás +235

    "Humans have decided that war is not a thing they want to do a lot anymore" That aged well

    • axel9473
      axel9473 29 dias atrás

      @Dad I know, and thank god for that but that wasn't my point. A lot of people act like (or actually believe, idk) this is the first war in decades, when that couldn't be further from the truth.

    • Dad
      Dad 29 dias atrás +1

      War does still happen, but it is much less common than before.

    • Dad
      Dad 29 dias atrás

      @axel9473 well yes, but it is much less common than it was a few hundred years ago. Or even a few thousand years ago. Heck, remember tribal wars. Wars still happen, but they are now much less common.

    • Harrison Herbstrith
      Harrison Herbstrith 5 meses atrás +3

      @R - G - C yea like @axel9473 said wars happen a lot still. Just because the us or where ever you live isn’t in war all the time doesn’t mean other countries aren’t in war. Also, war isn’t constant battles like you see in the movies.

    • axel9473
      axel9473 5 meses atrás +26

      You guys do realize that there has always been war during the last decades, right? There is not a day without war happening somewhere. Europe, the US, Russia and other major players were just very successful at keeping the fighting away from their own soil, since WW2.

  • TJ Toons
    TJ Toons 3 anos atrás +2793

    *Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice, but we all know it'll end by ants*

  • U・ᴥ・U
    U・ᴥ・U 11 meses atrás +236

    I once actually witnessed a red ant colony raiding a black ant colony. The black ants were a lot smaller and completely defenceless. They didn't even try to fight, just quickly evacuating and escaping with their brood. It was terrifying but really cool to watch. I just felt bad for the small ants. :')

    • U・ᴥ・U
      U・ᴥ・U 5 meses atrás +3

      ​@G137 I'm not gonna kill an entire ant hill just because I don't like that they did what is basically in their nature.

    • G137
      G137 5 meses atrás +3

      Me when I see this,after the red ants take over ..
      And then the sky rained water

  • XDLMAO
    XDLMAO 11 meses atrás +663

    “When army ants discover another ants colony, they immediately attack”
    Sounds like europe in 17-18th century

    • Billy Bill
      Billy Bill Mês atrás

      More like africa since time immemorial

    • Xavian Williams
      Xavian Williams Mês atrás

      They can form temporary alliance like the whites and natives

    • Thefatbob37
      Thefatbob37 Mês atrás

      @Anshu Rani I’m black

    • Anshu Rani
      Anshu Rani Mês atrás

      @Thefatbob37 but genetically you are an European or even an English bcoz most Americans are migrants from europe

    • LLAMA
      LLAMA Mês atrás

      I myself was apart of the Antopia war. I was a rifleman in the 82nd Antborne division. I remember one of our medics died in the start of the battle and this really made us more careful. Sadly we did lose the battle. We lost because we lost all our medics quickly and a human foot killed a lot of our men. Im glad it was filmed. Really great battle. Im proud to still be alive.

  • Dr Bright
    Dr Bright 7 meses atrás +59

    “The other ant will always be the enemy”
    Aside from separate army ant swarms ignoring each other, there are a few ant species with dynamics that go beyond enemies. One particularly chilling example is a species of ant that practices the enslavement of other species.

    • A Random Guy
      A Random Guy Mês atrás +2

      @Dr Bright sometime the slave ants rebel and kill the queen

    • Dr Bright
      Dr Bright 3 meses atrás +2

      @Fiendish From what I understand, they essentially abduct the larvae from their nests and raise them into a life of servitude.

    • Astranix 01
      Astranix 01 4 meses atrás +4

      Ah yes, slaver ants.

  • Puk of the Wilds
    Puk of the Wilds Anos atrás +12

    I lived outdoors for about three months last year. I was in a large tent and in the surrounding fields and woods there were large numbers of fire ant colonies. For the first two months they never bothered me. I was trying to be a yogi so I didn't kill anything. I consider all life to be equal. During my third month the ants finally found out there were resources in my tent. I did everything in my power to repel them. I would succeed only for a day or two at a time and they would remount another offensive. They wore me down physically, emotionally and spiritually. I prayed to them and did everything I could possibly do that was nonviolent. Nothing worked. After using diatomaceous earth to kill large numbers of them I sat and cried over the thousands of corpses while reflecting on the parallels and similarities it had to human life. As a final act of kindness and hope I started leaving small amounts of food outside my tent and near their nests. They ceased to invade me. I don't know if the ants became my gods (lol) but this was an incredibly powerful lesson for me. I will always respect the ant.

    • Puk of the Wilds
      Puk of the Wilds Anos atrás +1

      @Ashannon888 I know it was the food they cared about and not me. The parallels that it had to human life just amazed me. If seems that if we would be more kind and giving to other people that we wouldn't be as aggressive towards one another 🤷‍♂️ Much love! Have a blessed day.

  • Xaldred Xanthos
    Xaldred Xanthos 3 anos atrás +5593

    Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Ants attacked.

  • 2 idiots, one account.
    2 idiots, one account.  Anos atrás +13

    the lighting, the details, the sound effects, just everything about this animation is amazing.

  • Dr Bright
    Dr Bright 7 meses atrás +4

    Army ants are hands down my favorite type of ant. How they function and operate is just, so especially fascinating.

  • Dylan Hoyt
    Dylan Hoyt Mês atrás +4

    I love this Ant series and furthers my distaste of the "we are just ants to aliens why would they come here" argument. The way i see it curiosity is the foundation to intelligence and if there are sophisticated alien species out there they would absolutely want to learn about us. I can just picture an alien watching a Kurgesagt video about the "Humans on the Planet Called Earth."

  • axel9473
    axel9473 5 meses atrás +1

    It's so interesting how an animal like the ant is individually entirely unimpressive. Both in terms of physical capabilities and intelligence they are not special or are even inferior to so many other animals.
    But then as a group they stand out so much in that they are the closest to humans in terms of organization. Offensive and defensive war tactics, agriculture, building large structures to live in, etc.
    Despite being so far away from us biologically, they are the only animals that share those things with us.
    Close relatives like Bees are similar of course.

  • B-B-BAKA
    B-B-BAKA 3 anos atrás +5522

    Imagine being a soldier ant who survives mutiple army ant attacks just to be stepped on by a human.

  • AntslifeUK
    AntslifeUK 7 meses atrás +1

    honestly this is really neat, ants have like actual wars, there are scouting parties, raids, invasions, they have tactics, form lines and defensive, offensive positions, they are smart enough to form barricades with stones and build homes out of leaves (well, some of them) some ants have cattle, some ants (I read about) actually have other slaves that are other ant species. I wonder if there are commander ants, how do they take orders?

  • Andrey Krasnokutsky
    Andrey Krasnokutsky 18 dias atrás

    I remeber myself in the childhood, digging ants' nests and imagining how interesting their life is under the ground. It seems I was right, and their life really is cool.

  • sparkle NIGHTS
    sparkle NIGHTS 6 meses atrás +24

    "humans have decided that war, is not a thing they want to do a lot anymore"
    yeah, about that...

  • Vincent Paul
    Vincent Paul 11 meses atrás +14

    One of my favorite thing I learned about ants is that some release a pheromone for other ants to follow and then those ants release a pheromone for more ants to follow. Sometimes the ants will walk in circles following each other until they die.

  • Cheeky Breeky
    Cheeky Breeky 3 anos atrás +7738

    Before games were invented, all types of ants lived in harmony.

    • Eciła_ÿt
      Eciła_ÿt 5 meses atrás

      @Dylan good one

    • Carmelita Corpuz
      Carmelita Corpuz 5 meses atrás

      How did this world get so broken? Well it started with a war 500 years ago, Aantianta

    • Power Puppy
      Power Puppy 5 meses atrás

      @WillSon PPM lol

    • gandhi
      gandhi 5 meses atrás

      @Plextum good one

    • cici cheng
      cici cheng 5 meses atrás

      Ha!

  • Blake's World
    Blake's World  9 meses atrás

    That’s hella impressive that these ants come up with multiple strategies for different scenarios and are able to make judgemental calls for which plan is best 🤩

  • RaKaNiShU117
    RaKaNiShU117 Anos atrás

    Not only are these incredibly animated and explained to perfection; the narrator’s voice is PERFECT for this 👌🏻

  • Vxr
    Vxr Anos atrás +54

    Human pov: They're cute! They must be hugging each other!
    Ant Pov: "BRING IN THE WASP FORCES WE'RE KAMIKAZEING THIS HOLE"

  • Manosh Biswas
    Manosh Biswas Mês atrás

    This is so well animated, that I can't believe how you ade it!

  • Ed
    Ed 3 anos atrás +2687

    "There are other species that form much more dangerous ant armies."
    "They deserve their own video though."
    WE CAN WAIT.

  • Asus4 is a lovely chord
    Asus4 is a lovely chord 2 meses atrás

    Fascinating and amazing insects truly… Wish more people would think of them as a biological wonder rather than something gross

  • KateAnimates
    KateAnimates 8 meses atrás +1

    This is my favorite series! Keep up the good work!

  • persnickety
    persnickety 2 meses atrás +1

    If there's over a million ants for every human... does that mean everyone can just have their own personal ant army? Because I really want an ant army.

  • Nexar X7
    Nexar X7 9 meses atrás +1

    Your narration got me totally invested in those ant wars; did you guys ever consider making a movie about this?

  • Puzzles Explained
    Puzzles Explained 3 anos atrás +565

    It's super interesting that the leaf cutters have such intricate strategies of defense. That's so cool.

    • Mandy Cherie
      Mandy Cherie 3 anos atrás +3

      They're definitely one of the most interesting ants in many aspects :D

    • PRODIGY
      PRODIGY 3 anos atrás

      Ikr

  • Maw with tentacles
    Maw with tentacles 3 meses atrás

    𝗟 𝗜 𝗙 𝗧
    Can´t get enough of this channel, discovered it a couple weeks ago and I´m in awe. Would love a series on ants. Keep up the magnanimous work you people are doing! Cheers!

  • Derrick
    Derrick 2 meses atrás

    “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles."
    - Ant Tzu "The Ant of War"

  • thomas aquinas
    thomas aquinas Anos atrás

    Army ants are way cool; anything they can reach they can deal with. The collective 'intelligence' of the social insects (ants, bees, termites, etc) is also impressive. Most of all to remember: ants bothered us at our 1st picnic, and will bother us at our last picnic. The next morning they will go on, possessors of the Earth...nothing left but ants, Twinkies and those unused Pizza Hut coupons...

  • Yuira Shinkai
    Yuira Shinkai Anos atrás +1

    Leafcutter ants are my favorite creatures. They're amazingly smart and adorable!

  • TheAMaazing
    TheAMaazing 3 anos atrás +8852

    Why am I actually excited about a series of ants
    Kurzgesagt why

  • Huseyn Mammadov
    Huseyn Mammadov Mês atrás +1

    The ant you stepped on is a veteran that fought for his country with honor

  • Rory Malcolm
    Rory Malcolm Anos atrás

    Anyone who is interested in ants should watch the documentary 'Empire of the Desert Ants' from the BBC... it is genuinely a fantastic story that follows a single ant colony and is incredibly filmed and narrated.

  • Colton Bulmer
    Colton Bulmer 6 meses atrás

    I thoroughly enjoyed these ant war vids. Could you make more war vids please

  • Wayne Matthew
    Wayne Matthew 5 meses atrás +1

    Those bulkhead ants at 4:05 are actually adorably animated. ❤

  • Adrián Solís
    Adrián Solís 3 anos atrás +1628

    "Ants are ancient beings that arose around 160 million years ago..."
    -War, war never changes

    • PIGLIN 469
      PIGLIN 469 4 meses atrás

      @OKanyl Anselm its fallout 4 my dude

    • Dr Mobius
      Dr Mobius 2 anos atrás

      "Ants do, through the road that they walk"

    • Charmaine Frame
      Charmaine Frame 2 anos atrás

      Read this comment as he was saying that 😶

    • Rakha
      Rakha 2 anos atrás +1

      peace was never an option

    • Victor Helan
      Victor Helan 2 anos atrás

      Adrián Solís I agree

  • CPP
    CPP 5 meses atrás

    As a military history amateur, I genuily think it's time for military historians to study ants...
    They're literraly waging wars with complex tactics and scheme, and have an organization. The colonies basically fields armies, as human do.

  • ItsHollowBoy15
    ItsHollowBoy15 Mês atrás

    This man has made Ants so interesting and I think ants are cool now because of him doing these videos about ants and good video man :]

  • Germancat
    Germancat 10 meses atrás

    This reminds me that’s in school we found a ant colony and we attacked them by pouring water on them stomping on them (usually after making traps with our leftover food) a couple days later we realized we had to kill the queen so we started digging down but sooner gave up and we called it the ant war I have seen thousands of dead ants

  • Mr K. Stein
    Mr K. Stein Anos atrás +6

    The War, The War never changes" I LOVE SO MUCH this channel

  • Dylan Ung
    Dylan Ung 3 anos atrás +2853

    Army ants: Attacks
    Square head ants: Yeah, this is big brain time

  • Lucas Navarro
    Lucas Navarro 8 meses atrás

    Amazing, i didn't imagined that antes were so complex

  • LucianHector
    LucianHector 6 meses atrás +1

    “Some groups just don’t get along” is a line taken from the KKnD Krossfire video game intro cutscene, and I’m all for it

  • Samuel NG
    Samuel NG Anos atrás

    Make more of these im so interested with the other types of ants

  • A Moron
    A Moron Mês atrás

    This seems really cool, both to watch or be a part of!

  • Davi Oliveira dos Santos
    Davi Oliveira dos Santos 8 meses atrás

    simplesmente incrível

  • Jorell Dye
    Jorell Dye Anos atrás +7

    the ant plugging the entrance with its head was adorable and hilarious.

  • Just a fox
    Just a fox 6 meses atrás +2

    In the grim darkness of the Ant world there is only war…There is no peace amongst the colonies, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting queens.

  • Ксенія Педаш
    Ксенія Педаш Anos atrás +4

    Humans: "Ants are hardworking, sweet and peaceful creatures".
    Ants: "Oh, seriously?"

  • TuffyNutt
    TuffyNutt 3 anos atrás +317

    Can’t wait for the next video on these ants, it was an incredible, informative, and extremely interesting video on ants

    • TuffyNutt
      TuffyNutt 3 anos atrás

      dotheyfloat 😂

    • dotheyfloat
      dotheyfloat 3 anos atrás +1

      I personally look forward to the next video about ants for this was the best ant video about ants that I have ever seen about ants.
      Ants.

  • R - G - C
    R - G - C 6 meses atrás +1

    The 3 most powerful ants, Argentine Ants, Fire Ants and Army Ants all came from a river in Argentina. Kinda reminds me of the 3 cousin that started WW1.

  • ANONIMATO FALIDO
    ANONIMATO FALIDO 9 meses atrás

    Agora imagine se formigas fiquem enormes e tentem lutar contra humanos para dominar a terra

  • Garrett Haire
    Garrett Haire Anos atrás

    I hope one day we can put a microscopic camera on an ant an can see what an ant war looks like in first-person. That also gives me a question, how do ants see the world? What is their vision like in comparison to a human?

  • Ujjwal Singh
    Ujjwal Singh 9 meses atrás +1

    One of the Dominant Animals on Earth
    They Cover 20% of the Entire Animal Biomass on Land
    Their Recipe for Success is Collaboration
    The Army Ants

  • Gigih Setiawan P
    Gigih Setiawan P 2 anos atrás +1732

    What we see:
    "Oh look the ants are making lines for food"
    What ants see:
    "Lets get the supplies to the frontline quick!"

    • Combatplayz
      Combatplayz Mês atrás

      Ants Knowing how to use pesticide Is equal to us human developing the nuclear warhead

    • jayvhon calma
      jayvhon calma Mês atrás

      @WyattXD Ant Major: *nothing like the smell of fresh Bygone in the morning*

    • LLAMA
      LLAMA Mês atrás

      @WyattXD that would be war crimes they cant do that man. They would prob get exposed on youtube for using that in their wars

    • Ofelia Eugenio
      Ofelia Eugenio 2 meses atrás +2

      @christ benitez what if an ant with a mustache is from antria, and also wants to conquer the world violates them?

    • Seaflower the Rainwing-Seawing
      Seaflower the Rainwing-Seawing 3 meses atrás

      @WyattXD that would be like gas warfare

  • Ants of Sydney
    Ants of Sydney 10 meses atrás +1

    I don't believe Pheidole desertorum and Eciton are found in the same place, P. desertorum would mainly have to deal with Neivamyrmex.

  • KimIzArtist ◡̈
    KimIzArtist ◡̈ 9 meses atrás

    aww the ants dancing! ♥ 3:10 this is my fav type of ant 3:51 so cute!! ♥ 4:00 aww hes proud of himself 4:05

  • Chump
    Chump 8 meses atrás

    I need more of this, like literally a personal narrative.

  • thatcountryballguy
    thatcountryballguy 5 meses atrás +1

    Ghost, Bullet, Fire, and Crazy. Long ago the four nations lived together in harmony but everything changed when the Fire ants attacked. The Queen ant master of all the ants was the only one that could stop the fire ants. But when the world needed her most she vanished

  • Mitch Manly
    Mitch Manly 3 anos atrás +1566

    For those who don't know, creating animations like this - takes an incredible amount of hard work and time. Like a full team of people, working full time, for weeks (even Months sometimes) You guys really go by the "Quality over Quantity" mentality, which is so rare these days on YT - Thank you
    I truly respect this channel, Keep up the great work.

  • Lakon Two
    Lakon Two Anos atrás

    Can you make more ant videos I just watched all three and am really enjoying them

  • Lyndsay Kinch
    Lyndsay Kinch Anos atrás +1

    Love ur vids, you guys teach me more in 30 minutes than school could teach me in a week.

  • Codfish
    Codfish 6 meses atrás +6

    “Humans have decided that war is not a thing they wanna do anymore”
    Well that didn’t age well

    • Codfish
      Codfish 3 meses atrás

      @Twisted Tachyon well that someone wanted a war

    • Twisted Tachyon
      Twisted Tachyon 4 meses atrás

      How so? Somebody recently started a war and the backlash was massive. That's relatively new.

  • Huda
    Huda Anos atrás

    Wow I never knew army ants were that powerful

  • Sort of
    Sort of 3 anos atrás +2196

    "Resources exist in other colonies."
    Army Ants: Seems the colonies need freedom.

  • Supa Soljas
    Supa Soljas 4 meses atrás

    After playing Webbed, I'm not convinced that they aren't master engineers who make Mech Ants against dangerous birds and fire ants

  • Tucan
    Tucan Anos atrás

    I have yet to see a country with the ant as their national animal, so I haven't yet seen a country that I respect

  • Big Tuna Pat
    Big Tuna Pat Anos atrás +1

    Humans are still kinda into war, but this video was amazing as per usual

  • Jacek Januszczyk
    Jacek Januszczyk Anos atrás

    I watched gulls today telling eachother to pay attention to ducks and to check what's under water by flying near the ducks they obviously see every day and identify them by making a diving movement with their heads under water, mimicking the ducks behaviour. They weren't telling eachother what to do, nor returning with any food from under water but rather communicated via physical symbols. Some of the gulls would just make a quick bow with their heads, or rinse their mouths in the process, as if making a recollection, accessing memories, thus not having to make the actual dive underwater itself. Obviously this saves energy. Conservation is preserved. They weren't aggressive towards the ducks, and the father out the members of the group were from the various batches of the ducks, the different their behaviour was. Some would fly in circles as if to see if other gulls found anything elsewhere, but also because they were light enough that flying was energy consuming. In general they seemed very social as no immediate aggressors were present, and though keeping a distance from people were also aware of our interaction with the ducks, but having current behaviour internet to their nature have not had the lifecycle of memory interactions required to start interacting with humans, mostly because humans find their communications loud and obnoxious, with a tendency to scare them away because of the perceived obnoxiousness, which is just a way for them to effectively interact, conjugate and sound effectively on the volumes of area occupied by them

  • Nathan Bañas
    Nathan Bañas 3 anos atrás +4250

    WW14: “Sir, there’s another raid!”
    “How big is the frontline?”
    “1 meter, sir”
    “Evacuate the colony. Now!”

    • M Beecher
      M Beecher 2 anos atrás +1

      14

    • GUAVcis06
      GUAVcis06 2 anos atrás +1

      TXejas19 TXejas19 “run you fools!”

    • NightHawk 72j
      NightHawk 72j 2 anos atrás +1

      @NedZiller Wounded scout being carried by workers: "General, it's a swarm of those heavily armoured army ants! They have us surrounded! We can't hold them!"

    • why
      why 3 anos atrás +1

      @vinuzo thats the joke

  • hmzh
    hmzh Anos atrás +1

    "sir the enemy is trying to get in"
    "just use a door to block them"
    "but sir, there's no door"
    "no, *YOU ARE THE DOOR* "

  • Clydoscope
    Clydoscope 5 meses atrás

    Thank you! I've been learning about ants lately!

  • Scroty McBoogerballs
    Scroty McBoogerballs 11 meses atrás +4

    Hey, that intro looks just like the intro to the video game KKND2!
    What a cool easter egg!
    (I got you Philipp)

  • adoredava
    adoredava 9 meses atrás +1

    imagine standing between two ant colonies that are about to have war

  • lil_BoyJohn
    lil_BoyJohn 3 anos atrás +3389

    Who else was rooting for the leaf-cutter ants?
    Edit: I guess people really love ants

    • Goragar X
      Goragar X 3 anos atrás +1

      Army ants look like the bad guys

    • deadlykam
      deadlykam 3 anos atrás +1

      Me too

    • Novo Ants
      Novo Ants 3 anos atrás +1

      Yep, leaf cutters are one of my favourite species. Ants are amazing! Keeping them is also a great hobby 🐜🐜🐜🐜

    • Freudian Slip
      Freudian Slip 3 anos atrás +2

      Im like #3000 no biggy.

    • Ark Vyas
      Ark Vyas 3 anos atrás +1

      Me

  • Kaptain Kozmos
    Kaptain Kozmos 9 meses atrás

    It's interesting to know that we live alongside many war veterants

  • TheActionDirector
    TheActionDirector Anos atrás

    ants are so nice that they lived from the first living creatures till now.

  • Nexar X7
    Nexar X7 9 meses atrás

    Imagine Lord of the Rings, but instead of orcs, humans, dwarfs and elves you have different species of ants fighting each other. Would definitely watch a trilogy of that

  • Zstories
    Zstories 11 meses atrás

    I never knew ants could be so complex.

  • Drako
    Drako 4 meses atrás +1

    Him: Talks about ants
    Me: **Feels Invisible ants crawling on body**
    Also me: **Ferocious movements**

  • Andrew Orders
    Andrew Orders 5 meses atrás

    This is fascinating. There’s actual strategy at play here.

  • Nguyễn Thành Sử
    Nguyễn Thành Sử Anos atrás +9

    I want a manga about ants now.
    MC is a super smart ant that belongs to a docile ant brood, fighting all kinds of army ants.

    • Lisa Lisa
      Lisa Lisa 10 meses atrás

      Funny how I just wrote about this under another comment, but there's a group of multiverse webtoons like Marvel or DC but with insects, it's fun

  • Jesse Schneider
    Jesse Schneider Anos atrás

    there is a mega colony of wood ants on a mountain side that break all the rules. they demonstrate that this other ants are always be the enemy is certainly not the case. the way they act is beyond anything else in the ant family. they to are changing and adapting. we as humans can also learn a lot from this particular mega colony. it has to be the most bizarre behavior by ants ever witnessed. David Attenborough is currently helping study and monitor these particular wood ants.

  • Red Hiding Hood
    Red Hiding Hood 3 anos atrás +893

    I'm looking forward to these ant series so much.

  • Jacksanity750
    Jacksanity750 7 meses atrás +1

    “Humans don’t want to go to war anymore” this didn’t age well.

  • Just LOOKING around
    Just LOOKING around Anos atrás +1

    I remember I saw a ant war happening in my backyard and then me and my brother chose different sides and fought each other. We thought we were Godzilla and King Kong.

  • MoreYoughurt
    MoreYoughurt 7 meses atrás

    Long long ago, before the Stone Age ants lived together in harmony until one day …. Tiberius the leader of the fire ants wanted the heart land and wanted to be allowed to tax others but the leader of the leave ants Marcus Anceik Taptis did not want to let Tiberius ruin and take over the heart land .

  • Bouysietehsmol
    Bouysietehsmol 6 meses atrás +1

    what we see: guys, look!! i found the ant getting the wasp head all by himself, what a strong ant!!
    what ants see: oh my, the gods were real, will they bless me with pure strength?

  • greatshawn
    greatshawn 3 anos atrás +1396

    Imagine just accidentally stepping onto an ongoing war of ants and achieve world peace

    • Darius
      Darius 3 anos atrás

      @H M i get bug spray.

    • Dimitris Dimitriadis
      Dimitris Dimitriadis 3 anos atrás +2

      The hardest sacrifices require the strongest wills

    • 𝑴𝒂𝒌𝒊 𝒁𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏
    • VeniX ???
      VeniX ??? 3 anos atrás +2

      Larry Garoth let’s dance on these ants
      Genocide

    • Doktor Krysa
      Doktor Krysa 3 anos atrás +3

      Ants n.1: Oh no, it’s the god of death again.
      Ants n.2: Dammit, you’re right.
      Ants n.1: I... guess now that our armies are squished it’s over isn’t it?
      Ants n.2: Hm... Well... I think so.
      Ants n.1: Hm...
      Ants n.2: ...
      Ants n.1: ...
      Ants n.2: Wait a second, what if we form an alliance in try to defeat the god of death?
      Ants n.1: Holly shit, I was thinking about the same thing dude.
      Ants n.2: Allright leeeeet’s do thiiiis!
      Ants n.1: FOR THE ALLIANCE!!!
      Ants n.2: AAAAANTS!!! Asemble.
      Le guy: those ants are really annoying. Good that I’ve got pocket biolit with me.

  • tryliusssssssss
    tryliusssssssss 9 meses atrás

    3:53 i like how he made the ant look cute, even though in real life, they’re fare from that

  • Itsmoonlord
    Itsmoonlord Anos atrás

    this is just like 3.2 Frontline
    In this mission, a leafcutter ant colony must repel an advancing swarm of army ants. Your nest locates to the east of the swarm. Other creatures are on the same side and are hostile to the ants. The mission starts at night.
    You must choose either taunt or stun majors at the beginning of the mission. You are given 7 more minors and 7 mediae as headstart. it aint much but is something

  • Carl Glifonea
    Carl Glifonea 4 meses atrás +1

    6:58 well yeah mainly because us humans are like 1000x more destructive compared to native ants and that's not during a war

  • PlasmafireN6
    PlasmafireN6 Anos atrás

    with the logic of the worker class becoming the door, does this mean they can never leave the nest, bc their head is to big to fit through the opening?

  • Lakshmi Muduli
    Lakshmi Muduli 3 anos atrás +2050

    Kurzgesagt: "A single ant is pretty useless"
    *2.6K ants disliked this video*

    • Was Poppin
      Was Poppin 3 anos atrás +1

      Lakshmi Muduli underrated comment

    • TherealTenman
      TherealTenman 3 anos atrás +1

      If only those 2.2k got together and teamed up for something greater than a ratio :/

    • Seagull
      Seagull 3 anos atrás +1

      Ants actually think differently from how we do. They have a higher proportion of their genes that are passed on if they serve the colony than if they serve themselves. For the same reason ants will never slack off. Their personal interest is the interest of the colony. It's fascinating if you think about it.

    • THE WORLD OVER HEAVAN
      THE WORLD OVER HEAVAN 3 anos atrás

      @N1 the captain lol

    • THE WORLD OVER HEAVAN
      THE WORLD OVER HEAVAN 3 anos atrás

      @aNtxd lol