A Room Full of Ant Farms — 2 Million Subs Special

A Room Full of Ant Farms — 2 Million Subs Special


Welcome everyone to the Antiverse, the name
given to this fully stocked Ant Room, whose every flat surface above floor level, supports
flourishing ant kingdoms of varying sizes, in which colonies of ants, live, die, hunt,
multiply, form pacts with other creatures, and deal with a variety of life challenges
and events, ranging from mite infections, invasive wars from savage ants, cannibalism,
struggles for power, and lately a giant flood. Basically, the real ant life stories, which
could give Game of Thrones a run for its money. These tales of success and failure make up
the incredible and often unpredictable world of ants. But aside from how incredible and epic the
lives of these ants are, what makes each of these ant kingdoms unique is that they happen
to be the most well-known ants on Youtube. Welcome everyone to the ants of the Antiverse,
who have officially hit 2 million subscribers! Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel and hit the
bell icon. Welcome to the AC Family! Enjoy! Greetings, AC Family! Looks like we did it! It seems like just yesterday we hit 1 Million
subscribers which was mind-blowing enough, and here we are now hitting the 2 million
subscribers mark. So, for this week’s episode, I wanted to ask
you guys what you wanted to see for our big 2M celebration, and well, many of you asked
for a complete full ant room tour. So AC Family, as usual, your wish is my command! Today I will walk with you through the indoor
biodome that has become my ant room, to visit all eight of my current ant kingdoms, and
if you’re new, you’ll also get a brief backgrounder on each of the ant colonies’ backstory so
you may better understand why they’ve become so special to us. I realize that many of you may be new to the
channel so be prepared to be mind blown, and AC Family, if you’re a regular to the channel,
brace yourselves, because the updates I have to share today on every colony will definitely
shock you. Also, keep watching until the end, because
I will also need a lot of your input and votes for certain matters, and I also have a special
surprise to celebrate us hitting our 2M subs mark! So, let’s begin with newest ant kingdoms and
make our way down to the oldest. Last week, we followed the creation of our
newest addition to the Antiverse, the Plateaus of Gaia, a multi-leveled terrarium whose design
was to nurture a self-feeding system where tiny creatures called springtails would breed,
and the ants living here, would hunt the springtails down. All I needed to do was add organics, water,
and light, and it has been working marvelously so far. The Plateaus of Gaia are home to the Jawbreakers,
a ferocious-looking trap-jaw ant colony, with menacing jaws which open 180 degrees and can
snap shut with record-breaking speeds and force. The bites from these ants are intense, and
if you watch last week’s video, you’ll see how epic their hunting prowess is! Now, I won’t delve too much into this ant
kingdom since we just saw them last week and there is much to report on the other ant kingdoms
ahead, but if you are interested to discover more on the Jawbreakers, feel free to watch
last week’s episode. Now, let’s move on to the next ant kingdom,
who won my heart and apparently many of yours a couple week ago. Welcome everyone to the cutest ant kingdom
of the Antiverse – the mystic floating island of Avista. Avista is home to a bustling supercolony of
Pheidole ants, also known as Big-Headed ants. They’re called Big-Headed ants because of
the fact that these ants are polymorphic and have massive majors, soldier ants with huge
heads, which specialize in cutting open food and defense. On the day they moved in, like a scene of
ant paparazzi, we also were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of their four royal queens. Here’s Queen 1, 2, 3, and 4. They founded this colony cooperatively because
the species is polygynous, and allows more than one queen per colony. Today, the island of Avista continues to bloom,
with new shoots developing from the Great Tree of Wisdom, which stands at the center
of the island. The shoots appear as little reddish buds which
give way to new baby leaves that grow in their place. The buds fall to the mossy floor to decompose
naturally and fertilize the soils for the tree. And oh, it looks like we have some garbage
to clean! The ants have been eating a lot since they
moved in, and I just love how they make it so easy for me, to do my work, as their weekly
garbage man to clean up after them, which I am happy to do. These are superworm exoskeletons, which their
co-inhabiting springtails and mite friends clean further of any remaining superworm meat. And hey, look. It seems they’re not the only ones digging
through the ants’ scraps. I see fly cocoons and a maggot! It seems flies and gnats have taken advantage
of Avista’s open-concept design, and paid the floating island a visit to lay eggs! These new Avista-born citizens will become
adult flies and migrate elsewhere to mate and lay eggs onto some other decomposing material. The ants don’t seem to prey on them. They are after all cleaning up after their
mess, along with the springtails and mites. Let’s pat the area down to make room for today’s
offering: a cockroach head. They’ll surely love this! And AC Family, watch this! It totally shocked me to see a line of ants
suddenly rushing out of nowhere to the roach! How on Earth did they know about it so fast? I wonder if they’ve come to associate my scent
and close proximity with feeding time! The ants came pouring out of their hole from
across the island to collect the goods. Look at how determined that worker is to pull
that huge roach head. Haha! I think you’re gunna need some help there. Perhaps some strong majors’ jaws will do the
trick. All this protein will be essential to the
egg-production of their queens, as well as the fairly rapid growth of their young. Due to their four queen egg-production and
all the food they’ve been eating these past three weeks, I have no doubt in my mind they
are growing in numbers fast underground! When this colony outgrows Avista here, I plan
to create a bridge leading to another floating island, and continue expanding in this manner
until Avista is a network of connected floating islands. Wouldn’t that be so cool? Alright AC Family, new and old, while the
ants are feeding here, it is now time to cast your vote. Let’s give this four queen super colony of
big-Headed ants an official name, shall we? Please take a quick moment to vote here, on
my top 5 picks from your name suggestions in comments from their last video. Thank you AC Council for your input! We will announce the results in a future video. OK, time to move on. Let’s move eastward to revisit the enchanted
region of El Dragon Island, a kingdom which quickly became an AC Family favourite. It is a moated paludarium ant kingdom because
like other past ant kingdoms on this regional shelf, El Dragon here was under siege by a
wild colony of pharaoh ants whose thirst for ant blood and meat seemed to be insatiable,
and even massacred a great past colony of ours. So, El Dragon was designed to be a moated
world, to keep Pharaoh ant scouts out and to swallow these ants up if they ever tried
to swim across to get to the island, by way of guardian Rasbora fish, who prowled this
River of Dragon’s Tears. Like El Dragon’s moated gators the presence
of these predatory fish has worked at keeping pharaoh ants away so far. So, if you’re new to El Dragon, initially
this ant kingdom was inhabited by another colony, called the Black Dragons, but was
replaced due to their escape by another ant colony, we’ve called the Platinum Dragons. These ants are pretty cool, and are commonly
known as lesser weaver ants, for their well-known behaviour of making nests within leaves of
trees and shrubs! But for now the Platinum Dragons live here,
quietly within the great skull that adorns the eastern plateau of El Dragon. They clean each other lovingly to help alleviate
the affects of a plague which affects them. You see, on the day the Platinum Dragons moved
into El Dragon four weeks ago, we were shocked to learn that they were battling a severe
plague of mites. You guys voted for us to proceed with mite
therapy using lemon slices, but AC Family, I think you will be surprised with what I
have to show you now. Check this out, guys! On the night, I was going to start the lemon
therapy, I offered the ants some sugar water in a snap cap vial, which they absolutely
loved. But examining the ants’ bodies, I immediately
noticed something very exciting! The ants showed signs of having little to
no mites encrusting their bodies and eyes. I maybe counted one or two mites per body
if any, but this was much better than the clumps of mites which infested each worker,
back when they first came to us! So this was totally amazing news! It meant the phoretic mites were loving El
Dragon habitat, and falling off the ants, to become free-roaming mites, feeding on their
usual decaying matter. In fact, the ants were showing such promising
signs of a healthy recovery and appetite, that I decided to simply hold off on the lemon
therapy for a bit, and see if their mite riddance would continue naturally. Look at them just devouring that cockroach
like there was no tomorrow! It was great to see them eating up all this
valuable protein! In fact, their excessive gorging on sugar
water and cockroach meat was a good thing for them, as they could transfer these nutrient-rich
goods from mouth to mouth, a process called trophallaxis, to each member of the colony,
but most importantly to the queen, wherever she was. You see, when they moved in here, they only
had one single larva, which was very critical, because these ants actually need their larvae
to spin the silk needed to glue their debris nests together at least to make this skull
a little less exposed to the elements, and more enclosed to keep humidity in. But because they only had one larva when they
moved in, it was like they lacked the nails and cement essential to building their ant
house. So for the past four weeks, they’ve resorted
to living within this very open and drafty skull. The poor ones. But, hey, now that the ants were eating lots,
I was hoping the queen would therefore be egg-laying lots, so they could get on with
producing more larvae, so they could finally build a much more suitable nest. But AC Family, I have something to report,
news that will shock you as it did me when I discovered it. A few nights ago, something happened with
the Platinum Dragons. Look! Peeking into the skull one night, I was speechless. The ants were completely gone! Not a trace of them anywhere! Oh no! My mind raced as I immediately had Black Dragon
flashbacks. I assumed they had escaped, just like their
predecessors did. I checked the foliage above to see if it was
touching the lights. It wasn’t. I checked the waters for drowned ants. Nothing. I inspected the soils to see if perhaps the
colony had relocated underground! I could see no evidence of the Platinum Dragons
nesting there, either. And then I saw it! AC Family, the news regarding the Platinum
Dragons is that… They’ve officially created a leaf nest! Look! Right there! See all that debris?! I literally jumped for joy when I spotted
that the Platinum Dragons had created a royal leaf suite, within the concave spaces of the
leaves! This was amazing! And what was even more cool, is that it seems,
the ants have actually ripped off the debris walls from their old camp within the skull,
and carried it way up, to incorporate into their new home! Alright! These ants recycle! Another reason that this was exciting news,
is because, the fact that they’ve built this much larger and more natural nest structure,
indicates that for sure the colony had enough larval force to produce enough silk to glue
all this debris together! As we hoped, AC Family, the queen has been
laying eggs! Yay! They’ve even used some leftover roach exoskeleton
to give their leaf nest structure! Talk about resourceful, and look, there are
some Platinum Dragons now, assumingly guarding the nest entrances. I also noticed some springtails had followed
the ants up in the leaves, which was surprising because I always assumed springtails were
strictly ground creatures, but on El Dragon I guess they’ve evolved into tree-dwellers. Now I also noticed some peculiar webbing,
adjacent to the nest, which I had a hunch was not a Platinum Dragon structure. Have a look! Now I did some snooping, and I wasn’t able
to capture it here, but just this morning I spotted and confirmed that indeed this was
a spider’s web, but the spider was super small and not a threat to the Platinum Dragons. My guess was that the spider was probably
taking advantage of the small flies that were attracted to the decaying roaches that the
ants dragged up to their nest. This was also super cool because this spider
could also protect the colony, kinda like a guard dog, against any patrolling pharaoh
ants that may somehow make it onto the island, to get at the Platinum Dragons. Man, don’t you just love when animals come
together and team up?! Just awesome! Oh yeah, and there’s one final piece of news
to report about the Platinum Dragons! AC Family, just this morning, as the ants
dragged their latest meal up to their nest to feed on, I noticed something that I think
we all were hoping for. I am pleased to announce that as of this morning,
all the ants’ body mites have officially disappeared. Isn’t that great, guys? The Platinum Dragons are healthy, they have
a new home, and they have a very promising future ahead of them. And now to move on to an ant kingdom we haven’t
heard much about lately. In fact we’ve only seen them in one episode. In the low lands, sits the Grove, the quaint
territories of a young colony of terrestrial carpenter ants. Now, we haven’t heard from them much because
their colony is still young and they live underground where we can’t see them. They’re also nocturnal, secretive, and feed
very infrequently. Carpenter ant colonies as a rule, are relatively
slow-growing when the colony is young. The reason they feed infrequently is because
they actually have repletes, specialized worker ants who act as living food storage for the
entire colony, which means they can gorge themselves with food above ground when it’s
available, and then they can regurgitate and feed all the food to these specialized fattened
repletes, who then become the colony’s living food banks, to distribute food over an extended
period of time, as needed. A very useful adaptation if food above ground
is scarce. Hence, not much to report on them. I do suspect the colony is living somewhere
below this huge rock, but I’m reluctant to lift the rock up to check, in fear of injuring
the queen and young. I feel in no time, these ants will be abundant
and we’ll be seeing them foraging above ground more as the colony grows in size. There is some news however on their ever evolving
territories! Some new plants have begun to sprout! Like this cute spade-leafed plant here, and
this very cool and cute miniature plant, which I love the look of. It kinda reminds me of a miniature version
of mistletoe or something. And look, some awesome patches of moss have
naturally begun to grow in the Grove! This was so awesome! I have never been able to naturally grow moss
in my terrariums, but here in the Grove, it happened naturally, as they appear completely
happy to carpet the ground. Now, I still have hopes the colony will one
day move into this hallow bamboo, where we can better see them. OK, so let’s move on, to the Grove’s twin
territories. Flipping the table around, we have the ever
notorious wilderness, known as the Shire, territories of our exotic colony of Asian
bullet ants called the Black Panthers. Every single time I look into the Shire, the
territories look so different. Look at all that healthy vegetation! It truly changes the landscape! Inspecting closer into the thick forest, some
Black Panthers are working on a fresh cockroach carcass. These ants love their cockroach meat! In fact, take a look at this. One ant comes along, and completely ditches
her recent catch of a pack of worms, and joins in on the roach feast! These tiny worms by the way, are also a regular
food source to the Black Panthers, as I’ve recently come to learn, and are routinely
harvested by the ants, quite easily, from the watermelon pieces I place into the Shire. You see the watermelon is not only food to
the Black Panthers, but is also food to a variety of flies, as evidenced by this maggot
here, springtails, and tiny worms which clump together to breed, and I discovered the Black
Panthers have been regularly harvesting these worms, like gathering tasty berries, from
the surfaces of the watermelon slices. In fact, these ants have proven very intelligent
in their techniques for food collection. Of course, the ants prefer portable food items
that can easily be carried back to the nest, but when something is too large to drag back
home, watch how crafty the ants are! This ant grabs a mandible full of roach meat,
and incredibly, starts to pull. AC Family, watch closely as the ant displays
a huge feat of strength, as it attempts to literally pull the guts right out of the roach! It is actually gutting it right before our
eyes! Amazing! I could not believe what we were seeing! As you can imagine, doing this requires enormous
strength, but something tells me this isn’t the first time she’s done this! She relentlessly pulled and pulled with all
her might, as more and more roach guts came disconnecting from the roach’s exoskeleton
in a slimy mess. Opportunistic mites latched on to feast on
the freshly gutted food. And with a final strong pull, the roach’s
guts were suddenly separated from the exoskeleton, and the ant proceeded to carry this new fresh
piece of roach meat home! Unbelievable! I cannot believe we just filmed this whole
process! Right, AC Family?! As she brought the roach guts into the nest,
it made me curious as to how the inner nest was doing. I moved the rock rampart concealing the nest
interior aside, and peeked in. Immediately, I noticed a tonne of cocoons
all packed in a single cocoon hatchery! Wow! All these dark, brown sausage-looking things
are Black Panther cocoons. Within them develop adult ants. This colony was truly growing! And in a nearby chamber was the colony’s larvae
nursery! Look at all those hungry, squirming larvae. They cried and reached to feed from a piece
of cockroach the ants had dragged into the nest the day before. It was amazing to see the Black Panther young
like this, as we’ve seen in the Black Panthers’ previous episode. I’ve never seen ant larvae so mobile before! So, overall, it was very promising to know
that the Black Panthers were also well on their way to success. They had healthy young, a new upcoming army
of members in development, and have been quite sufficient at gathering all the food they
needed. Alright AC Family, so now we move up to start
revisiting the great OG colonies of the channel, beginning with the Golden Empire, our massive
colony of yellow crazy ants. Welcome everyone to the Hacienda Del Dorado,
the great ant kingdom which started off as a simple, neat garden, but developed over
time, into this huge partially open-concept paludarium. Now if there’s an ant colony that’s gone through
a lot, it has been the Golden Empire! These ants have been through so much, including
surviving a mite plague and even merging twice to form a super colony of now 8 queens, but
not without a war first! With their booming population and no predators
to limit their population growth, we attempted to add carnivorous plants into the lands and
even introduced a predator, a praying mantis, to hopefully control their explosive numbers. None of these options proved effective for
population control, and so we finally decided to add this spring pool, called the Golden
Springs, whose purpose was not only to provide the ants with a fresh supply of water, but
also hopefully naturally pick off a considerable amount of weaker less nimble ants that fell
into the Golden Springs, where they would drown. This solution has actually proven effective
over the several months since the pool’s installment. The Golden Empire no longer seems over populated. The Golden Springs have been the perfect population
limiter, and within its waters lived a water beast to feed on all the dead and drowned
ant bodies. Meet Emperor Sapphire, the colony’s pet water
beast who calls the Golden Springs home, and he is super OC at keeping the pool spotless
and tidy, but we love him for it. Now, AC Family, this may shock you, but something
has happened to Sapphire Emperor since we last saw an update on him. Here lies Emperor Sapphire’s empty shell. The Golden Empire has eaten all leftover parts
to it. You see, what happened was, Emperor Sapphire
has once again, shed his skin, and I fed the discarded exoskeleton that he didn’t eat to
the ants, which means, our Emperor Sapphire here is even bigger now, than he’s ever been
before. Have a look! Let’s coax him out with some fish pellets. There he is! He’s still quite shy, but as beautiful as
ever, and much, much bigger. As he stepped partially out into the light,
it made me realize that soon, we’ll have to relocate him into a much larger aquatic space. It will certainly be sad saying goodbye to
Emperor Sapphire, whom we’ve watched grow from just a tiny crayfish to this huge gargantuan
water beast, who by the way, could have left his watery home at any time, but has been
perfectly content living in these crystal clear waters. AC Family, do let me know in the comments
what you think we should do with him, and if we’re going to replace him, should it be
another crayfish or some other creature? I gave the Golden Empire a cockroach to feast
on. I truly love this colony of yellow crazy ants,
who have beaten the odds, and proved they had what it takes to build a successful ant
empire, despite all their challenges! And so, AC Family, we’re almost done our ant
roster, as we move on to our second last ant kingdom, that literally has had zero challenges
over the two years we’ve had them. Let’s look at how the Dark Knights have been
doing, our super colony of Black Crazy Ants, living in their multi-unit setup, composed
of naturally designed stacked AC Outworld units, all connected by a network of tubing. Now this colony has been so drama-free it
hurts! Trust me, I’ve tried to film them as often
as I could, but there is always no update on them ever, as they just seem to be the
perfect, problem-free colony. If I tried making a video on them, it would
just be the same stuff as was covered in their prior video. The Dark Knights are one of two ant colonies
to first inhabit this ant room, and the entire time, they’ve lived in a rather simple setup,
the conventional ant setup, involving tubes connected to separate, contained units, which
I do love. It’s what makes the Dark Knights’ home unique
from that of the other ant colonies of the channel, because their setup is quite simple
and not some complex paludarium, but wait! Simple does not mean boring, at all. No! Look at all the different units they occupy. We have Dark Knight territories here, connected
by tubing all the way up here. As well as behind the Hacienda Del Dorado,
down this connecting tube to territories up here, and even back there, an Uncle Milton
ant farm. In fact, the Dark Knights have the most expansive
setup of all the ant kingdoms, with a total travel area of 55 feet, which even extends
the other way, via tube running way up here, through a wall outside the Antiverse, and
descending down to my first floor, into my kitchen, and connecting to the territories
of the Dark Knights of the South, an AC Outworld and AC Hybrid Nest connection. These ants naturally travel great distances
and are largely nomadic in nature, which is why its no surprise the Dark Knights have
loved this current setup and proved to thrive in it! But AC Family, want to see the coolest part
about all this? Alright! Watch what happens when I place in a roach. I always try to stagger where I place the
food, so the ants don’t always get their meals in the same place. A few Dark Knights discover the new food,
and this is when the magic happens. Look at how quickly the message of new food
spreads throughout the entire territories. These initial scouts discovering the roach,
instantly get excited and run off to spill the tea to all members of the kingdom. News spreads first to the nearest nest. Workers come rushing out from underground
as soon as they get news of their new food prospect. The news of food travels through the tubes
through informants who rush out to nearby lands and inform every ant it comes in contact
with. These ants then go on to spread the news of
food, traveling through other tubes, to reach ants in the distant regions. This causes a slew of ants to come rushing
in to check out if the quite literal “juicy” gossip is true. It doesn’t take long before every member of
the colony is informed of the new food located in one of the units. Of course, news spreads in all directions! It also travels the other way, and travels
down the primary highway leading out and into the netherworlds below, to the Dark Knights
of the South, which of course causes hungry and excited ants to make the long commute
upstairs and across, over to the exact unit where it had been reported that a roach sits
waiting to be consumed. Isn’t it just incredible being able to visually
witness ant news spreading like this, throughout all camps of an ant colony, over such a great
distance? I love observing the mechanics of ant news
distribution particularly in this expansive setup of the Dark Knights! So it seems, this colony, as usual, is doing
well and is problem-free. Oh and if you’re new to the channel, you may
find it interesting that this colony is technically immortal. Yes, this colony just started off with two
queens, but has grown to hundreds of reproductive queens all laying eggs. You may want to watch a past video on this
colony, where I explain how the queens of this species, can produce males which are
genetically unrelated to their birth sisters, a phenomenon which baffles scientists, but
it means that the males of these ants can go on to mate with their sister queen alates
in the nest, to spawn even more egg-laying queens, totally defying the limiting rules
of incest. Therefore, as long as no outer force kills
the colony, the Dark Knights will technically be self-producing and will live on and on
and on forever. Talk about the perfect ant colony, wouldn’t
you say? So that concludes seven of the eight epic
ant kingdoms of the Ant Room. But now, we move on to our final ant colony,
that has provided me with the greatest amount of satisfaction over the years, but has also
caused me the most stress, provided me with the most challenges, and in every meaning
of the word, given me the most pain! They happen to be the very reason this channel
first exploded onto the Youtube scene, and are inarguably the most famous ant colony
on this channel. Welcome everyone to the Selva de Fuego, the
South American biotope river paludarium home of the Fire Nation, our massive colony of
fire ants. Leave a comment if you’re a die hard Fire
Nation follower! I realize there are many of you. The Dark Knights and the Fire Nation were
the very first ant colonies of this ant room, and it has been amazing to think that with
just a single pregnant queen, the colony has amassed millions and millions of aggressive,
hungry, resourceful, and remarkably water-proof ants. About 20% of this ant kingdom is composed
of a flowing river, matching their native motherland territories of South America. In fact, all plants and animals within this
kingdom were hand selected for being South American in origin. It even has its own waterfall and automatic
rain system. But unfortunately, as you may have heard last
week, the Fire Nation is currently facing yet another crisis which I promised to explain
this week. AC Family, something has happened to their
refugium, their hidden water reservoir housing an extra team of cleaning plants. I believe there has been a leak. I don’t know how or where the leak happened,
but when I had discovered that the soil portion of the Selva de Fuego was completely flooded
and water-logged, I panicked. I removed the outflow tube from the refugium
and connected it directly to the waterfall to restore the water flow down the river,
but what scared me was how much water had flooded the territories, and my only hope
was that the queen had managed to surface fast enough during the flood. If she hadn’t, the Fire Nation was inescapably
doomed. And as if this wasn’t a problem enough, I
also noticed that all our guppies, which once danced within the waters of this river, were
missing. AC Family, our Guppy Gang was nowhere to be
seen. It looks like we have another major crisis
to figure out and fix, and I need more time to work on it, and figure everything out. I will be sure to update you on everything
next week, but meanwhile, leave me your thoughts in the comments. Should I replace the refugium or just completely
get rid of it? What do you think happened to the Guppy Gang? Do you think the colony was able to surface
the queen on time, in response to the flood? As always, the fate of these ants depend on
our concerted efforts and collective decisions. Now with our collective consciousness of over
2 million of us, watching from all around the world, we form the most powerful and united
mass intelligence we’ve ever been able to access, much like our beloved ant colonies
of the Antiverse do, to problem-solve and overcome challenges, and I do believe we can
save the Selva de Fuego and our Fire Nation. Crossing fingers, AC Family. And that, guys, concludes our ultimate tour
of the Antiverse, as it exists today, and as usual, I will continue to do my best to
tell all the stories of these ant kingdoms, as they mind-blowingly unfold before us, so
we can gain inspiration from these ants, which are in many ways, a mirror of ourselves and
all of mankind, would you say? You know, I sometimes wonder, who may be watching
us from afar, like a mass consciousness and observer rooting for us secretly from some
expanse of separation, as we manage our way through worlds they created for us. Mind-blown! And at that, I conclude with our motto, which
has remained unchanged for 9 years, since the genesis of this channel, it’s ant love
forever. AC Family, did you enjoy this week’s long
2M subs episode? Man, I hope and pray the Fire Nation and Selva
De Fuegan inhabitants will survive their current crisis, but with your help, I know we will
fix this, so hit that SUBSCRIBE button and BELL icon now so you don’t miss out on the
progress of this ongoing ant story, and hit the LIKE button every single time, including
now. But now, AC Family, as promised, it’s time
for something a little special, as a celebration of 2 Million subscribers! To celebrate worldwide ant love, I got some
of my greatest youtube friends to play the ant scientific name challenge, where they
do their best to pronounce the scientific names of ants. Perhaps you might recognize some of them. AC Family, enjoy! So I’m here to give you guys the authentic
names of these ants. It’s your boy D-Trix and if this makes the
cut, subscribe to my channel the Dominic Show, hashtag ad. The first ant, ahem, obviously pogonomemexmex
… abrbotusbotus… Tetramorium sayspitum… Anaploplease graclaspess…. Camponotus noveborasensis… So I have some ant scientific names here and
my job is to try to read these ant scientific names to you guys who are watching. Ok so the first one is Camping in Pennsylvania,
ok camping in Pennsylvania USA, who wants to do that? So these are scientific ant names, um my personal
favourite is Solenopsis invicta,uh which I think is in Hary Potter. I remember him from that one. Paratre… paratre…paratrechina longicornis…
it’s when you paratroop to China. Last but not least, your favourite ant obvi
Diacomma roga sumpin’… roga sumpin’… rogawesome… it’s kinda like robitussin but rogasum. Those are awesome ants. Be careful of those ones because they bite! Tetramorium immigrans. Are they from a different country? Haha! They migrated from Europe. Awesome! Immigrants. Ants? Immigrants! It sounds like a spell from Harry Potter. Oecophylla.. Alright are they cheating in scrabble because
why do they put an “O” when they can just put an “E”? Haha! Camponotus, camponotus novaeboracensis… Pogonomyrmex barbatus. Uh, Crematogaster cerasi. It’s Ant love forever! It’s Ant love forever! It’s Ant love forever! Ant love forever! I’m just joking. Cat love forever! Yes! AC Family, please allow me thank each and
every one of you for all the support over the years, all of you who have subscribed
to the channel, and tuned in to watch ants every week, and helped these ant colonies
grow, you guys are the true MVPs! It blows my mind that there are over 2 Million
ant lovers in the world and counting! We are now officially on the road to 3M! Alright, for all you AC Inner Colony looking
for this week’s hidden video, feel free to watch here if you would like to see more extended
play footage of your favourite ant colonies of the Ant Room. And now it’s time for the AC Question of the
Week! Last week, we asked: Who is Gaia in Greek mythology? Congratulations to Michelle McCollum who correctly
answered: Gaia is the Greek primordial
Goddess of the Earth. Congratulations Michelle, you just won a free
e-book handbook from our shop! In this week’s AC Question of the Week, we
ask: Which is your favourite ant colony
in the Antiverse and why? Leave your answer in the comments section
and you could win a free Hybrid Nest 2.0 premium ant farm from our shop! Hope you can subscribe to our channel as we
upload every Saturday at 8AM EST. Please remember to like, comment, share and
subscribe if you enjoyed this video to help us keep making more! It’s ant love forever!

100 thoughts on “A Room Full of Ant Farms — 2 Million Subs Special”

  1. Do you live in Canada or do you just call it AntsCanada because you have a lot of ants and gigantic like Canada

  2. You should put this video in the Black Crazy Ants (my favorite) and other Ant colonies' playlists! You'd probably get a lot of views that way, plus people could see the updates!

  3. So, you should be on discovery channel lmao you have a great voice and your colonies are thriving because of your knowledge. I’m more impressed every time I see one of your videos. I get turned onto your videos by a spider page on face book and ever since I’ve enjoyed seeing your colony’s grow and your enthusiasm for your work.

  4. now i am making vivariums, ripariums, paludariums, and habitats for shrimp that are 1 cm long, ants, termites, tarantulas, and tailless whip scorpions

  5. i like how you make us viewers a little nervous by making it seem like something bad happened to the crayfish and platinum dragons then surprise us by the result actually being very good

  6. Ant boss: What’s your usual job

    Ant: I pull the guts out of cockroaches for the colony

    Ant boss: Hired

  7. What if the earth is a terrarium and when there is a flood or something it’s really some big person dumping water on us to make it more realistic.

  8. I have seen an ant that looks a bit like the Platinum Dragons, in the Philippines. It had the same velvety sheen on it, but was a metallic sky blue colour. I’ve always wondered what species that was, but never really found out.

  9. I started down this rabbit hole with a video about the phenomenon of the ant death march and came across your videos hating ants and now after around 10 videos I have to say I am an absolute avid fan and kinda makes me want to try my hand and growing a colony

  10. Your videos are a cut above all the rest !  The footage is always high quality, you're good at editing videos.
    The running commentaries are brilliant. You provide the viewers with heaps of info, and you're so enthusiastic.
    I think you must spend a lot of time producing your videos, and I'd just like to say thanks for all your hard work.
    I have subscribed, and am looking forward to watching recent years of videos on this channel. 👍🏼 🤪

  11. 22:35 god you love the drama and bringing us to the edge of your seats. You nearly gave me a heart attack!!

  12. Normal People: Oh noooo! I’m ten hours/minutes late!

    Me: welp, I’m here 10 months late and he’s at 2.9million subscribers…

  13. The queen should have been able to surface fast enough as we have seen they're reaction to flooding before and floods are a part of they're live and if queens died more often to flood than they're wouldn't be that many colonies

  14. There is a possibility that you have the hardest-working fire ant queen from my yard, because their colony suddenly collapsed 2.5 years ago.

  15. A ant comes out of the cocon

    Queen ant:whats your job adolt baby?!

    Adolt bady antA:pulling gats out of insects

    Queen ant: good.DO IT!!!!!!!!

  16. nobody:
    absolutely no one:
    not a single living soul:
    ads: (appear before AC [well, the founder of AC] says something that'll blow ur mind)
    mostly viewers: pathetic
    me: good one AC good one (angry bean noises)

    (I dunno why I typed this, I hope no one thinks im a hater ;-;)

  17. my personal favorite ant colony in the antiverse is the Fire Nation because they are so aggressive and smart

  18. I have never thought about keeping ants before! I have always loved ants as a species to learn about, but my dreams of aquariums and terrariums are always of fish or crabs or reptiles. But your channel, and the love and joy you have for your colonies has opened my eyes and I'm in love with ants as pets now too! I really enjoy the information and education you put into your videos, and I appreciate that you show your trial and error process, you let us see that even someone as experienced as you makes mistakes – and how to fix them. I'm so excited to make my own vivarium for a someday-colony!

  19. Why the hell would you keep bullet ants??!! They escape – they’re taking over American continent- why risk such a thing?? Just like the fire ants did (or doing)

  20. Hey AC, it's pretty clear you're THE go to YT channel for Ants, so my question is, what other channels do you recommend that specialise in creature care? Is there a specific Fish channel I should sub to? Bee Keeping? Any suggestions?

  21. I was thinking NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO when you said here lies Emperor Sapphire and when you said it was his discarded shedding I had a huge surge of relief. Don't do that! 😂🐜🐜🐜

  22. Sometimes eating while watching the Antiverse is enjoyable, other times, like when I see insect guts spilling out, I wonder why I keep doing it. Curse you for being more entertaining than modern day TV!!!

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