The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.

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  • Giovanni
    Giovanni  2 hours back

    Kurzgesagt: The diet of the army ant species Nomamyrmex esenbekii consists mostly of the larvae of other ants.
    Me: So, bascically they are paedophiles of the Ant world. No wonder why ant species go crazy when the spot them

    • CopperyMarrow15
      CopperyMarrow15  3 hours back

      army ant: *exist*
      squarehead ant: "I'm about to end this man's whole career."

      • Khaleesi No
        Khaleesi No  10 hours back

        Army Ants: *exists*
        Pheidole Obtusospinosa: (👁️👄👁️)

        • Kamier Kalif Taher
          Kamier Kalif Taher  17 hours back

          Me: ahh what beautiful grass
          Ants: NO MERCY!!!!

          • Jan Sommer
            Jan Sommer  1 days back

            Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

            • Ahmed Ali
              Ahmed Ali  2 days back

              Ants 'attacking"

              Other ant warkers: WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL

              • Prodigy-Ideology
                Prodigy-Ideology  2 days back

                I can see this as a movie or is it just me

                • Shaviah Ferguson
                  Shaviah Ferguson  2 days back

                  They aren’t animals

                  • Shortsy Stories
                    Shortsy Stories  2 days back

                    Math doesn't check out, only way if ants are 20% of all biomass is if humans are an even larger part, which would mean all the rest of life(no plants) combined make up 50-60% of all biomass. Don't think so. Also couldn't find confirmation of the number in the sources of the sources provided in the description. Odd!

                    • xyber6
                      xyber6  2 days back

                      Regardless of who wins the war... Khorne cares not where the blood flows.

                      • StefanoEMP
                        StefanoEMP  3 days back

                        Am I the only one thinking that an ant war game would be awesome?

                        • Jakov Krezo
                          Jakov Krezo  3 days back


                          • BagelSecelle
                            BagelSecelle  3 days back

                            Why my history teacher only thought me about battles of world war 1 and 2 and now the great ant war?

                            • Tchit87
                              Tchit87  3 days back

                              3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

                              • F.B.I
                                F.B.I  3 days back

                                Ants: I will make ww2 look like a tea party.

                                • NOODLES ARE NEEDLES
                                  NOODLES ARE NEEDLES  5 days back

                                  Thank you, for helping my biology project!

                                  • GamingWithMatt
                                    GamingWithMatt  5 days back

                                    So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

                                    • Till K.
                                      Till K.  6 days back

                                      Is this actually Happening? 🤔

                                      • Eli jakubowicz
                                        Eli jakubowicz  6 days back

                                        after humans, ants are the next most successful species in the world

                                        • Foxyfoxgames 227
                                          Foxyfoxgames 227  6 days back

                                          Queen:we need to block of the entrances
                                          Worker ant:what do we do?!?
                                          Queen ant:You have to put down the rocks and use your head
                                          Worker ant:OKEY DOCKEY!!!!!

                                          • Isaac of Thales
                                            Isaac of Thales  1 weeks back

                                            More ant videos

                                            • itachi quebrado ninja
                                              itachi quebrado ninja  1 weeks back

                                              TODDYNHO ESTAVA CERTO >:D

                                              • クロムート96
                                                クロムート96  1 weeks back


                                                • THE FALLACY HUNTER
                                                  THE FALLACY HUNTER  1 weeks back

                                                  At least their war will not threaten the earth

                                                  • Ion Huang
                                                    Ion Huang  1 weeks back

                                                    I just find it as personification when leaf cutter worker ants just hold army ants in place while their soldiers rip their heads off.

                                                    • The Peoples Republic Of Disney

                                                      Army ants over run there enemy’s with numbers.

                                                      The Soviet Union is pleased

                                                      • Necron
                                                        Necron  1 weeks back

                                                        These boys have some insane antics

                                                        • Desh Darkwolf
                                                          Desh Darkwolf  2 weeks back

                                                          solo lo vi en sugerencia el video y wow me enganche demasiado, yo pensaba que solamente atacaban por entrar a su territorio o algo asi :o

                                                          • Ronan Hayes
                                                            Ronan Hayes  2 weeks back

                                                            What would happen if they like : you know guys were all ants let's just stop fighting. so all ants stop fighting

                                                            • Fortune Master
                                                              Fortune Master  1 weeks back

                                                              Some might get upset, but it works only in fairy tales

                                                          • iron CYR
                                                            iron CYR  2 weeks back

                                                            Ants: have a war

                                                            Human world wars: *insolence*

                                                            • HeHe Boizzz
                                                              HeHe Boizzz  2 weeks back

                                                              *A n t s l i ke WaR*
                                                              Me: Wait.That exactly like us!

                                                              • BlueYakes
                                                                BlueYakes  2 weeks back

                                                                Grand Theft Anto

                                                                • Belinda Wong
                                                                  Belinda Wong  2 weeks back

                                                                  Adolf Hitler - I WILL START MANY WARS

                                                                  Ants - Hold my beer

                                                                  *i don’t know how wars work*

                                                                  • Marmio64 Marmio64
                                                                    Marmio64 Marmio64  2 weeks back

                                                                    Total war: Ants when?

                                                                    • Dabbing Cat
                                                                      Dabbing Cat  2 weeks back

                                                                      If I see another type of ant attacking a leaf cutter I’mma smash them

                                                                      • carlos cardoso uchia
                                                                        carlos cardoso uchia  2 weeks back

                                                                        awesome video...

                                                                        • Demian Miguel Rached
                                                                          Demian Miguel Rached  2 weeks back

                                                                          Visualmente creo q se volvió mi video favorito

                                                                          • Rosalba Ibarra
                                                                            Rosalba Ibarra  2 weeks back

                                                                            This is crazy

                                                                            • D.O.A Moba
                                                                              D.O.A Moba  2 weeks back

                                                                              Did ants have their own Jesus, Buddha, Nelson Mandela, or Donald Trump? No, thats why we are special

                                                                              • Max Xenofontov
                                                                                Max Xenofontov  2 weeks back

                                                                                I NEED a videogame about this!

                                                                                • Sobhan Gogoi
                                                                                  Sobhan Gogoi  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Army ant attack they said
                                                                                  Sometimes brains are better then brawl they said.
                                                                                  An ant with a square head- Say no more

                                                                                  • hurze
                                                                                    hurze  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I wanna eat their larvae

                                                                                    • haklısın ama
                                                                                      haklısın ama  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Scott lang is like

                                                                                      • Abylaikhan Kaldybek
                                                                                        Abylaikhan Kaldybek  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Really interesting. Thanks for Russian subtiters

                                                                                        • A_can_of_my_favorite_drink

                                                                                          Damn, Ants are Metal af

                                                                                          • Blockof Witches
                                                                                            Blockof Witches  2 weeks back

                                                                                            It’s funny to think about the people who just watched these ants live their lives to bring this information

                                                                                            • Ultimate Forge
                                                                                              Ultimate Forge  2 weeks back

                                                                                              So..... ants are literally just small people?