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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  • Jake Tarantula and mice videos 2.0

    Him one ant is useless bull ants hold my cricket

    • DangerDrive
      DangerDrive  4 hours back

      Bucciarati XD

      • S hut Z
        S hut Z  16 hours back

        Imagine if ants started randomly mass reproducing to attack humans.

        • Ur Boi
          Ur Boi  22 hours back

          So fucking cool

          • Melted Nipples
            Melted Nipples  1 days back

            In the grim darkness of the colonies, there is only war

            • Giovanni
              Giovanni  1 days 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  2 days back

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

                • Khaleesi No
                  Khaleesi No  2 days back

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

                  • Kamier Kalif Taher
                    Kamier Kalif Taher  2 days back

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

                    • Jan Sommer
                      Jan Sommer  3 days back

                      Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

                      • Ahmed Ali
                        Ahmed Ali  3 days back

                        Ants 'attacking"

                        Other ant warkers: WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL

                        • Prodigy-Ideology
                          Prodigy-Ideology  3 days back

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

                          • Shaviah Ferguson
                            Shaviah Ferguson  3 days back

                            They aren’t animals

                            • Shortsy Stories
                              Shortsy Stories  4 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  4 days back

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

                                • StefanoEMP
                                  StefanoEMP  4 days back

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

                                  • Jakov Krezo
                                    Jakov Krezo  4 days back


                                    • BagelSecelle
                                      BagelSecelle  4 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  5 days back

                                        3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

                                        • F.B.I
                                          F.B.I  5 days back

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

                                          • NOODLES ARE NEEDLES
                                            NOODLES ARE NEEDLES  6 days back

                                            Thank you, for helping my biology project!

                                            • GamingWithMatt
                                              GamingWithMatt  7 days back

                                              So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

                                              • Till K.
                                                Till K.  1 weeks back

                                                Is this actually Happening? 🤔

                                                • Eli jakubowicz
                                                  Eli jakubowicz  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • Foxyfoxgames 227
                                                    Foxyfoxgames 227  1 weeks 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  2 weeks back


                                                          • THE FALLACY HUNTER
                                                            THE FALLACY HUNTER  2 weeks back

                                                            At least their war will not threaten the earth

                                                            • Ion Huang
                                                              Ion Huang  2 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  2 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  3 weeks back

                                                                                              I wanna eat their larvae