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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  • DangerDrive
    DangerDrive  2 hours back

    Bucciarati XD

    • S hut Z
      S hut Z  15 hours back

      Imagine if ants started randomly mass reproducing to attack humans.

      • Ur Boi
        Ur Boi  20 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  1 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  3 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

                                                                                            • haklısın ama
                                                                                              haklısın ama  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Scott lang is like