Aesop’s Fables The Ant and the Grasshopper Short Film

Aesop’s Fables The Ant and the Grasshopper Short Film


[Music]
Aesop’s Fables the Ant and the Grasshopper [Music] There once was a grasshopper,
who liked to play with his flute. [Music] Then one day he met a large group of
ants, all of them carrying loot. What are you doing? Asked the grasshopper, wanting to
know. We are gathering food for the winter, they replied, before it starts to snow. But the grasshopper played with his flute, without a single care [Music] while the ants had to carry apples and peaches and even a pear.
[Music] Then the grasshopper saw a berry and took
it in one go. That made the ant angry, but then it
started to snow. The ant took the berry back and quickly ran away while the grasshopper took his
flute and continued to play. [Music] Then a blizzard came around and the grasshopper had nothing to eat. So he went to the ants home, hoping to meet. He looked through their window and what
did he see? He saw ants laughing and eating and all
full of glee. So he knocked on the door and it opened to show, the ant he met earlier, now
wondering what the grasshopper was here for. Can I have some food? Asked the grasshopper, hoping for a bite. You did no work, said the ant so nothing for you, and it serves you right. So the grasshopper walked away with
nowhere to go. But he learned his lesson next summer and was now in the know. Today he helps with the work and has made amends. and now spends winter with the ants, his
newfound friends. [Music]

STUNG by a VELVET ANT!

STUNG by a VELVET ANT!


– I’m Coyote Peterson. Now you’ve seen me
stung by harvester ants, fire ants, and scorpions. But today, I’m moving a rung up on the insect sting pain index and I’m going to be
stung by the cow killer. I have a feeling that
this one is going to hurt. Oh boy. (dramatic music) (yelling) (dramatic music) There’s no question about it, the Wild West is
rough and rugged. And whether you’re talking
about the rocky terrain laced with spine-covered plants, or its animals, most of which are armed with
fags and stingers, Arizona Sonoran Desert is an
adventure-lover’s playground. Sure, we all have our
fears of being bitten by a rattlesnake when
venturing off trail, or in my case, having a
giant desert centipede run up my pant leg. But in actuality the good news is that each and every
one of these creatures does its best to avoid
human interaction. However, sometimes you
have an accidental run-in, and when you do, a bite or
sting can be incredibly painful. Yeah, he got me, he bit me? – [Mark] Are you sure? – [Coyote] Yeah, he
definitely bit me. When it comes to my line of work the goal is to
have an interaction so that I can show you the
effects of these encounters. This way we can all
learn why it’s important to be in tune with
our surroundings and
why it’s always best to admire animals
from a safe distance. Velvet ant, velvet ant! – [Mark] Got one? – Yeah, yeah, he’s right there on the other side of that log. I get my pack off. Yes! Hold on, no, he’s
underneath the log. I just started to tip
it, I saw he ran back, hold on a second. – [Mark] I saw him. – [Coyote] Did you see it? – [Mark] He ducked — again. (dramatic music) – [Coyote] There
it is, there it is. – [Mark] Get ‘im, get
‘im, don’t lose ‘im. – Ah! Yes, yes, look at that! – [Mark] Whoo! (laughing) – Oh, he almost got into
the crevice of that log. Wow, that is a
good sized one too. Ah, but we got our
velvet ant, there it is. Okay, cool, well
tomorrow morning I’m gonna get stung by
that little ornery bugger. Cool. The velvet ant, which
is actually a species of ground wasp and
not an ant at all, claims a famous
nickname, the cow killer. Ranked on the insect
sting pain index as being the fourth most painful
sting in the insect kingdom. Rumor has it that the pain is
so intense it can kill a cow. You may be looking at
this thinking to yourself, “Coyote, are you
gonna get stung?” Yeah, I am, I’m gonna
get stung by this today. Now the insect sting
pain index says that the intense pain will
last for about 30 minutes, and the reason that
I’m doing it is to work my way up
to the bullet ant. You wanna see me
stung by the bullet? Kinda feel like I
have to get stung by everything else
leading up to that. I am not looking
forward to 30 minutes of pain that’s gonna
come from this insect. I know, right? Here we go again. Coyote is about to
enter the strike zone. But this one’s a
little different. When it comes to alligator
bites, crab pinches, or blood-sucking leaches,
I’m fine with that. When it comes to
stingers and venom, that’s where even I get nervous. Now, the females
do not have wings, the males do have wings, but what’s interesting is that the males do not have stingers. Guess who does have a stinger. That’s right, the females, and
that who we have here today. Now one of the most impressive
things about this insect is the size of its stinger. In fact, it’s about as long as the entire length
of the abdomen. What I wanna do now is use
these little entomology forceps to pick the velvet ant
up and show you guys just how big that stinger is. You ready for this? – [Mark] Yeah,
are they delicate? – They are not. The velvet ant actually has a very, very
durable exoskeleton, one of the toughest exoskeletons
in the insect kingdom so me picking her
up with the forceps is not going to cause her
any sort of pain or damage. Come ‘ere. Oh. – [Mark] Gettin’
away, gettin’ away. – [Coyote] I got it, I got it. – [Mark] Got it? – [Coyote] Got it. – [Mark] Got it, awesome. – Now they can be
found in the grass so if you’re out there
walking around barefoot and you step on one of these
you’re not gonna squish it. What’s gonna happen is
it’s gonna spin around, and then it’s gonna
tuck its abdomen under, and boom, you’re gonna get
nailed with that giant stinger. Well, I think at this juncture it is time to for me to
actually take a sting. Are you guys getting nervous? I’ll tell ya what, I sure was. Now they say that this sting is painful enough to kill a cow, however there are no
reported cases of cows, or humans for that matter, ever dying from a
velvet ant sting. This makes me feel a bit better but you never know how your
body will react to venom so we always have an
Epinephrine Pen on location, just in case I have an
allergic reaction to the sting. Alright, Mark signaling me
that it is time, here we go. I’m about to be stung by
the velvet ant, here we go. – [Mark] Alright, Coyote,
well it’s about that time. – Yeah. – [Mark] How are we
gonna pull this off? I see we have, camera-wise,
we have a GoPro, small camera right next to me. Oh hey, there’s Chance. Chance over there. What’s the game
plan for this sting? What’s the idea? – Well, this is gonna
go down one of two ways. What I’m gonna try
first is to actually take this little glass,
flip it upside down, get the ant to this end, and then place it
down on top of my arm. This will isolate
the ant on my skin and I’m hoping that, as
it tries to get away, it’s just going to sting me. Now, if that doesn’t work, I also have my pair
of entomology forceps and I’m actually going
to pick up, hold the ant, place it on my arm,
and let it sting me. One way or another,
I am definitely going to be stung
by the velvet ant. Here we go, okay. Now the first thing
I’m gonna do is get the ant up into
that part of the glass, and then I’m going to spin
this over on my forearm, and with any luck the
ant is going to sting me. Here we go, ready? – [Mark] Let’s do
it, here comes the– – I’m Coyote Peterson, and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the velvet ant. One, two, here we go, three. Oh boy. Oh, my heart’s racing right now. Oh boy, I can its
abdomen kinda pumpin’. My heart is going now. – [Mark] Any second
it could happen. – Yeah, any second
it could sting me. (heavy breathing) Ooh, ooh, ohh, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow, it’s biting at my skin! It’s biting at the edge of the
container trying to get out. And that stinger’s gonna be like a little hypodermic
needle going into my skin. (heavy breathing) This is intense. The glass was actually
starting to get a little foggy from
the heat of my skin so at this point I think we
are going to move to plan B, which is holding the velvet ant
with the entomology forceps. I don’t think it’s going
to sting me at this point, it’s been in there
for about two minutes and so far no sting, it’s
just trying to get out. So I’m gonna flip
my arm upside down and get the ant
back under control. Okay, here we go, ready? – [Mark] Okay. – One, two, three. Okay. – [Mark] Whoo. – Ahhh. – [Mark] How do you feel? – Ahh, extremely nervous
and my heart is racing. I actually think I do
have to take a second just to get my heart
rate to calm back down. Okay, cutting GoPro. Okay, alright, the
only way to actually move forward with this is for me to hold the ant with
the entomology forceps up against my skin
and let it sting me. – [Mark] It seems this
is gonna do it, isn’t it? – Yeah. Hold on, I need a second. My heart’s like, oh, getting
dizzy, yeah, getting dizzy. In the world of
entomology when it comes to milking the venom of
insects and arachnids, holding them with forceps is a guaranteed way
to induce a sting. So I think we all know
what’s going to happen next. This is crazy,
guys, this is crazy. My nerves are going this
much for the velvet ant, I can’t imagine what
the tarantula hawk and the bullet ant
are gonna be like. – [Mark] I can’t believe
you’re about to do this, that stinger is enormous. – Yeah, yeah, okay, you can do
this, you can do this, okay. – [Mark] So that
stinger is gonna go all the way under your skin? – Yeah, it’s gonna go
right into my skin. – [Mark] Yeah, I’m ready. (dramatic music) Oh boy. (dramatic music) Alright, here we go. – You ready? Alright, let’s do this again one more time for good measure. I’m Coyote Peterson and I’m
about to enter the sting zone with the cow killer. Are you ready? – [Mark] Are you ready? – No, I’m never ready. One, two, three. You good? Get your shot, I’m gonna
place it right down on my arm. – [Mark] Got it. – Here we go, with my arm shakin’. And, go. (dramatic music) Ow! (grunting) Okay, let me get back here. – [Mark] You alright? What’re you feelin’? – Oh wow, oh wow, okay. (heavy breathing) Give me a second. Oh my gosh! – [Mark] You alright? – Oh yeah. – [Mark] What are you feeling,
what does it feel like? – Give me a second,
give me a second. (heavy breathing) Oh my gosh, guys,
this is super bad. Move this out of the way. (yelling) (heavy breathing) Hold on, I gotta try to
control my heart rate. Try to get a tight shot of it right there where
the stinger went it, you need to see there’s blood. Okay, try to get a shot
’cause I can get up and like walk
around for a second. Right there. – [Mark] Right there
is where it stung you? – Right where it stung me. I could feel it, it was like you could feel it go all
the way under the skin, all the way in. I could feel it
insert into my arm. (grunting) – [Mark] You gonna be alright? – Okay, now they say that
the sting of the velvet ant will last for about 30 minutes and I can tell
you guys right now this is the worst
sting I’ve ever taken, there’s no question about it. It’s worse than a harvester ant, it is worse than a fire ant. It feels like I’m getting
stung over and over again. You could see the welt
starting to form on my arm. – [Mark] Oh man, yeah,
there’s a welt, big time. Describe the pain, is it
like a pulsating pain, a stabbing pain? – The pain, it’s
radiating, it is radiating. It feels like, you
know if you get a charlie horse in your
muscle and it like seizes up, and then it’s like– Oh, that is powerful. I can see why they
call ’em cow killers. Oh, that is some intense
pain right there. How long has it been, about? – [Mark] About seven minutes. – Seven minutes? Now they say the pain from
this lasts for about 30, I have about 23 minutes to
go, guys, 23 minutes to go. (yelling) Now aside from working my
way up to the bullet ant, the reason I was willing to
take a sting from this insect was so that we could all see
the effects of the venom. 25 minutes has gone by,
my arm is still on fire, and what’s crazy is that
look at all the red blotching that’s formed around the sting. There’s the stinger
insertion point right there and it is swollen,
and it is very tender, and you could see how red the
entire radius is of the sting. And I’m sweating. My goal was to do
the best I could to describe the
pain I was feeling. And it still hurts, it
definitely still hurts, but not as bad as the initial
impact of the stinger. But what’s interesting is that all around the sting is tingling like these little, tiny
pin cushion needles going– And as you can see there’s all
these little red dots forming and I’m assuming that is where the venom is
spreading into my arm. Oh wow, well I
would say that this was definitely one
very intense sting. The cow killer has earned
its reputation as being one of the most powerful
stings in the insect kingdom. (yelling and grunting) And while it may
be ranked as a four on the insect sting pain index, for me at this point, it’s
definitely number one. I’d say I’m one step closer to being stung by the
bullet ant, but first, I’m gonna have to go up
against the tarantula hawk. I have a feeling that that
one is going to be bad. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave, stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. Whoo, let’s get
out of the desert. Velvet ants are
nomadic ground dwellers that feed primarily on nectar so there’s absolutely no reason
you should ever fear them. If you live or are hiking
in velvet ant territory you’ll want to avoid
a possible sting. Keep your boots on your feet
and you’ll be just fine. If you missed the painfully
entertaining conclusion to my climb up the
insect sting pain index make sure to go back and watch, Stung by an Executioner Wasp. And don’t forget, subscribe
and click the notification bell so you can join me and the crew
on our next wild adventure. (coyote howling)

Venom Injection: How Ant Stingers Work!

Venom Injection: How Ant Stingers Work!


This is what happens underneath your
spin when an ant is stinging you. About a year ago I filmed this footage
of a fire ant about to sting my finger. And in the corner of the frame was
something I hadn’t seen: before a droplet of venom being formed at the tip of the
stinger. So, I went to read more about this, how venom is actually pumped out of the stinger, and I found out that no one’s actually filmed it before. So I’ve
been working on that and now I’ve got a bunch of footage that I want to show you. This is a stinger of an ant piercing a
thin wax film and pumping venom. It’s filmed in slow motion at a thousand
frames per second. I think I know why this has been filmed
before. Ant stingers and the parts of them that are moving are really tiny and
really fast. For scale, here’s the stinger of one of the ants in this video a
harvester ant. The stinger is about 40 microns wide that’s smaller than the
width of a human hair. Stingers are made up of three parts: a stylet and a pair of
lancets. The lancets attached to the stylet and form a hollow canal through
which venom is pumped. In some ants, like harvester ants, the tips of the lancets
are barbed. While others like this trap- -jaw ant stinger are smooth and more
needle-like. What I found most interesting about this
footage was seeing how an ant actually delivers venom. When it inserts its
stinger into something the lancets are moving back and forth beyond the length
of the stylet. That back and forth movement helps the stinger drill deeper
into its target but it’s also what actually pumps venom out of the stinger. Droplets of venom are formed with each
extension of a lancet. From analyzing these clips it takes an average of 75
milliseconds for a lancet to move back and forth. That’s faster than the blink
of an eye which takes about 80 milliseconds. So, in just one second an ant can deliver
13 droplets of venom and even more if the back-and-forth movements of those
lancets overlap. So what I think this footage is showing us is that back and
forth movement of the lancets controls how fast and how much venom an ant can
deliver during the sting. So whether or not an ant catches its prey or avoids
becoming prey itself is all wrapped up and how fast it can move these two
little threads of cuticle. For example, this is an ant trying to sting a
mealworm. This is slow-motion footage 25 times slower than real life. If the
ant wants any chance of successfully delivering venom and has to be fast. I hope this video has shown you something
new about ants, I know it has for me making it. While you are here check out the
full fire ant video that inspired this one and be sure to subscribe to this
channel for more videos like this. All right let’s cut it!

Looking for an Ant on a Mountain with No Name | California Academy of Sciences

Looking for an Ant on a Mountain with No Name | California Academy of Sciences


♪ (soft music) ♪ I do research on ants all around the world, but I specialize on the ants of Madagascar. But when I first started
working in Madagascar, I didn’t go to Madagascar. I went to museums to see
what was already known. There’s one ant
that looked really interesting. There was only a few specimens of it. No locality, just a number. I thought, “Oh, when I go to Madagascar, I’m sure I’ll find this ant.” Then I started working in Madagascar. I traveled everywhere,
from the north to the south, up the mountains, down the mountains,
and I never found this ant. Where was it collected? I started asking around, and it looked like it was part
of a French expedition. So I went to Paris. I talked
to people at the museum. They said, “Ah, I think
that’s from an expedition with an entomologist called Betsch.” I looked up Betsch. I went to his home, and he actually gave me his original notes from the expedition, and this is it. I looked it up and it said, “1900 meters. Mountain without a name.” I started asking people how to get there. Nobody’s been there since 1971. That’s why I decided
two years ago, finally, to go up this mountain without a name. Expeditions are the unknown. So you get a team together,
and then you start. It could be a failure.
You could not get there. We drove up the coast of Madagascar. We got to a village. We found an old porter, somebody
who helped the 1970s expedition. We interviewed him,
but he also said on their trip, they had climbing gear. We were like, “Oh, no.
We don’t have any ropes with us, so we may not be able to make it.” But we went on
and we just decided to go west. We made the mistake of deciding that the best way to go
is to follow the river up, but it was such a massive river,
and it was raining so much, we decided we can’t make it. We’re just going to have to find
the next bend of the river and set up camp. By chance, the only way
to get up the mountain was to go behind this camp. If we would have gone further up the river
to where the French did, we would have been blocked
by cliff faces and needed ropes. But we went up, luckily, to this one camp, spent 10 days there plotting routes
to get up the mountain, and we started then moving
our camps up the mountain. We were looking for the ant
the whole trip up there, but the original collection
was from near the summit, at almost 2000 meters. We actually, finally, got to the summit. We were working up there
for a couple of days in terrible rain, and we had to get back down the mountain, and we didn’t find the ant. It was kind of sad to have to be kind of almost pushed off the mountain
to get back home, but that means we’ll have to go back. We’re planning a major expedition. We’re going to go with botanists
and other entomologists and we’re going to back up there,
and hopefully, this time, spend a lot more time up
on the top of the mountain to explore the forest, and these beautiful wet prairies
that are up there. It’s really just by chance,
if you take some soil, and there’s your ant. We did a lot of soil digging,
but we didn’t find it. We might have been in the wrong habitat,
the wrong location. So we have to keep looking.

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly discover they’re RELATED  – News Live

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly discover they’re RELATED – News Live


Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly discovered they’re distantly related during Monday’s edition of Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey At the end of their two-year experience, hosts Ant, 43, and Dec, 44 – who boast a friendship that spans over three decades – gasped in shock as they found out they both carry the same DNA marker S660 The presenters also share the same Viking warrior descendant through their fathers’ bloodlines, with delighted viewers branding the news ‘the best thing ever’   Walking up a tower, media personality Dec nervously read the results of their DNA tests The presenter speeds through the letter: ‘Ant, we’ve discovered your DNA into the deep past and you carry a unique DNA marker called S660 Share this article Share ‘Dec, we’ve traced your DNA into the deep past, and have discovered you also carry the DNA marker S660 ‘At a loss for words, Dec shares: ‘So we’ve both got the DNA marker S660. OMG, that’s really surprising!’ Unsettled by his close pal’s reaction, Ant jokes: ‘That’s brilliant! Wait, are you disappointed?’Providing viewers with context on the information the duo received, a genealogist explained: ‘There’s only one way to share a DNA marker – and that’s because you’re related ‘ ‘Recently, a Viking age warrior’s Skelton has been dug up in Dublin. He was in his late 20s, and died over 1000 years ago   ‘What’s amazing to me is that when his DNA was analysed, it was shown he carried the S660 marker – the same marker that Ant and Dec carry   ‘This warrior is directly related to them, in the father line. He’s the first one warrior we’ve ever found in the world with the S660 ‘Wrapping up their DNA journey, Ant enthused: ‘Its been two years, we started out in Newcastle and here we are now… cousins!’Alongside a cheery snap, the pair later took to Twitter to reflect on the past two years: ‘Wow… our #DNAjourney has been a totally mind-blowing experience, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did making it! ‘We still jump every time the phone goes in case it’s another “DNA Alert”!’ they added Delighted fans were over the moon to found out Ant and Dec’s relation, with some even branding the discovery ‘the best moment of my life’  They penned: ‘Ant & Dec being related (cousins) is the BEST NEWS EVER makes total sense and more profound ❤#DNAjourney ‘Ant and Dec are Cousins!!!! I’m so happy for them#DNAjourney #AntAndDecsDNAJourney @antanddec ‘Finding out that ant and dec are actually related has made my day☺️@antanddec #DNAjourney ‘not to be dramatic but ant and dec being related is the best thing that has ever happened, LITERAL SOULMATES #DNAJourney ‘I got so excited finding out that Ant & Dec are related, what a brilliant ending finding out you’re related to your best mate #DNAjourney ‘not to be dramatic but finding out @antanddec are related may be the best moment of my life #DNAJourney ‘They ARE related,that explains the http://bond.So happy #DNAjourney Must have been hard to keep that secret for so long ‘OH MY DAYS LITERALLY CRYING ONLY THESE 2 COULD BE BEST FRIENDS FOR YEARS AND THEN FIND OUT THERE RELATED @antanddec #DNAjourney.’ [sic]For the show, I’m A Celeb hosts Ant and Dec embarked on a two-year journey with expert genealogists and historians to follow their maternal and paternal blood lines, and eventually meet their long-lost family members   During Sunday’s edition of the series, Ant candidly discussed his past addiction struggles and how it impacted his friendship with Dec  Newcastle-born presenter Ant – who admitted himself to rehab after he was arrested for a drink-driving conviction last year – revealed he decided to take a step back from work to ‘repair’ his relationships, especially with ‘supportive’ Dec The pair kicked off the task in 2017, but the documentary was halted for two years while Ant took a break from work to battle his addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs He admitted himself to rehab for further treatment. Reflecting on his return to the spotlight, Ant admitted: ‘A lot has happened in those two years ‘When asked about what he’s been up to during his time away from his career, the BGT star joked: ‘Not a lot! Just a little break, you know’ Dec recalled: ‘The last thing I remember was we got a DNA alert while in Ireland telling us we had to go to New York which was very exciting news, then life took a bit of a turn and we didn’t make it to New York ‘ As they prepared to continue their DNA journey in the Big Apple, Text Santa star Ant discussed how his issues not only affected him personally, but also had an impact on his friendship with Dec ‘The last few years have been quite emotional, hard. They’ve been testing I would say in terms of how strong your friendship is’, Ant explained Former Pop Idol host Dec shared his thoughts on the slight fracture in their relationship as he confessed he was ‘disappointed and angry’ that Ant didn’t reach out to him for help He elaborated: ‘It’s been a tough couple of years, it’s really tested the bond that we’ve shared since we were 13 years old   ‘I was incredibly angry at the start, so angry, disappointed in him that he didn’t ever come to me and say, “I’m struggling, I need you”  ‘If the shoe was on the other foot, I would have gone to him and said, “I’m in trouble, I can’t handle this and I need your help” He never came to me and that hurt me a lot.’Dec admitted he was ‘filled with fear’ at the thought of no longer having Ant by his side   ‘There was a point where I thought that that was it,’ Dec said. ‘There were times where I wasn’t sure it was going to survive   ‘Times where you didn’t know it needed to survive or you wanted it to survive. ‘All the while he was away I wasn’t sure where his head was at or if he was going to say “none of this is for me”  Dec later realised he was ‘feeling selfish’, and wanted to be compassionate towards his friend  After a lengthy stint away from the spotlight, Ant returned to television, hosting this year’s series of Britain’s Got Talent and will return to the Australian jungle on Sunday  

The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth


In nearly every corner of the earth, ants wage war against each other. Their weapons are what nature gave them. Some have strong armor, deathly stingers, or sharp mandibles. And then there’s this
tiny and not very impressive ant, but it rules the biggest empire any ant has ever built. A colony spanning continents and fighting wars that leave millions of casualties. Let’s take a look at this unlikely warrioress, “Linepithema humile”
the Argentine ant. ♫ Kurzgesagt intro music ♫ This story begins in the floodplains
around the Paraná River, in South America, It’s a crowded ant megalopolis where dozens of ant species fight for dominance, including fire ants, army ants and the rather unimpressive Argentine ant. It measures only 2 to 3 millimeters in length and with its small mandibles, it’s surprising that it survived among its buff competitors. Their homes are equally unremarkable. Their colonies range from fairly small to very large
and could be found anywhere: Under logs, in loose leaf litter
or the former colonies of other ants. Here, Argentine ants prepare their most
effective weapon against their competitors: bodies. Most ant species have
only one queen to produce ants, while Argentine ants went all-in on numbers. For every 120 workers there’s one queen, laying up to 60 eggs a day. So their colonies grow fast and have millions or billions of individuals. Teams of queens and workers frequently branch out and found new colonies. But this strategy has a downside:
As colonies grow and produce a lot of offspring, mutations occur and new colonies adapt to new environments. Their DNA slowly changes from generation to generation and differences accumulate. So after a while the ants that left the colony will become more like distant cousins and start to compete with their mother colony. In their native South American range, this is how Argentine ants behave. Within their colonies they are very cooperative
and well-organized, but they fight vicious wars against other Argentine ant colonies and other ant species With equally strong opponents on every side, the Argentine ant became extremely
aggressive, fighting for every inch of ground. But it could never dominate its neighbours…
until humans showed up. We did what humans do and transported things around the world by ship. On one of them, a few Argentine ant queens hitched a ride as stowaways from South America to Madeira and New Orleans. The Argentine ants suddenly found themselves in a strange world. Instead of being surrounded by deadly enemies, they found only victims ⁠—
nobody could fight them effectively. Because only a few Argentine ant queens
were introduced to the outside world, the resulting colonies had very low genetic diversity. On top of that, the introduced Argentine ants kill up to 90% of their queens every year. Fewer queens, less genetic variation. So, as these colonies spread across the landscape, ants that left the colony were no longer
considered distant cousins. As a result, the new colonies form not opposing but cooperating parties called “supercolonies”. This is a very uncommon
strategy in the ant kingdom, only a few of the 16,000 ant species have evolved supercolonies. A supercolony was established on the
West coast of the USA and became a base for the tiny ants’ global conquest. Today, the Argentine ant inhabits the Mediterranean zones of six continents and many islands. This one supercolony was especially successful, establishing sister locations in California, Europe, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, forming one massive intercontinental megacolony of Argentine ants. This makes them the largest society on Earth,
more numerous than even the human one. But their success has changed the ecosystems they invaded. California is a perfect example of this. In their greed for more territory, the invading Argentine ants have overrun and replaced 90% of the native ant species, including several species of Californian carpenter ants. Although carpenter ant workers are giants, their colonies have only between 3,000 and 6,000 individuals and stand no chance against an expanding supercolony of billions of Argentine ants. Argentine ant workers attack by wiping toxic chemicals on their victims which irritates the enemy and marks them as a target for other Argentine ants. When they attack, the Argentine ants wash over their victims, clinging on to their opponents in groups
and pulling apart their limbs. It doesn’t matter how many of them die ⁠—
there are always more. Once the colony is overrun and exterminated, the Argentine ants feed on their victims brood and take over their home and territory. The Argentine ants’ numbers allow them to hunt down and devour such an excessive mass of different insects that over time some species disappear
from the ants’ territory completely. Argentine ants don’t care about working
with the local flora and fauna, they consume them and move on. And, if their next stop happens to be human property, they will rudely make themselves at home there too. They forage in dumpsters, bowls of pet food and sneak into kitchens to claim leftovers. Not just our homes: our gardens and
fields are also impacted by Argentine ants, since they tend to hordes of aphids as their cattle. The aphids feed from plants and produce a sweet honeydew, which they trade with the ants for protection. Since the ants have no major enemy to fear in their new homes, the aphids thrive and ultimately kill the plants they live on. So, on top of being a major disruption
for the ecosystems they invade, they are also a huge pest for agriculture. But the rule of the Argentine ant is being challenged. Parts of the super colonies have broken off and become their own empires. A merciless civil war has broken out. For example, the Lake Hodges Supercolony has been fighting against the Very Large Colony for years in San Diego County. A massive war is going on over a dynamic front line stretching over kilometers, an estimated 30 million ants die here each
year. On other fronts, an old acquaintance from the Parana River has risen from the shadows Red imported fire ants, which were accidentally introduced from their
old home to the coast of Alabama, Not only are the red fire ants fierce fighters
and more than able to deal with the Argentine ant, they are also able to form
super colonies themselves. Now the old wars from their distant home have been
taken to a foreign battleground. In the southeastern US the super colonies
clashed fiercely. The Argentine ants found themselves outgunned by the fire ants. The fire ants major workers are more than twice the size of the
Argentine ants and wield venom-injecting stingers, even though the Argentine ants
fought fiercely, the fire ants were too much for them. After countless lost
battles the red imported fire ant exterminated the Argentine ants super
colony from much of the southeastern US. This is one territory lost but the
Argentine ants will fight on. This amazing network of cooperating super
colonies is the biggest success in their history. And they’ll not give it up because of a small defeat. They will stand their
ground against any enemy that might arise. No matter if it’s on the Paraná River or on one of the large battlefields across the world. ♫ Background music winds up ♫ These videos were developed with the support of ‘Curiosity Stream’, a subscription
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Ant and Dec fans convinced hosts will discover they’re related on DNA Journey – The News

Ant and Dec fans convinced hosts will discover they’re related on DNA Journey – The News


 Viewers of Ant and Dec’s new documentary Ant & Dec’s DNA Journey were left querying over whether a twist was looming after a discovery  Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly found out some pretty interesting details about their ancestors, as well as finding living relatives  Throughout the first part of the ITV documentary, both hosts received alerts to tell them when researches had discovered a new DNA match for each of them  People across the country and even around the world had taken DNA tests, as had Ant and Dec, before matches were discovered  One moment saw Ant discover Irish heritage in his ancestry, leaving him pretty stunned  Geordie pal Dec had known for years he too had Irish links in his family, but neither of them knew this was the case for Ant too  Later on in the episode, Ant was revealed to be related to half a village of McPartlins in Drumkeeran, which is a village in County Leitrim, Ireland   As the hosts looked into their families, viewers took to Twitter after growing a little suspicious  Viewers questioned whether the best friends might end up discovering they themselves are related in the documentary  One viewer tweeted: “Why do I get the feeling Ant & Dec are gonna find out they’re related?”  Another said: “If this doesn’t end with Ant and Dec finding out they’re related I’ll be very disappointed ”  A third agreed: “I hope it ends up that they’re related.”  Viewers were loving the pair opening up on their bond during the documentary which took two years to film  It didn’t stop Dec joking he was about to ditch Ant for a new cousin though, leaving fans in hysterics   Ant and Dec’s DNA Journey continues Monday night at 9pm on ITV.

រឿងនិទានខ្មែរ រឿងស្រមោច និង កណ្តូប ភាគ4 – The Ant and the Grasshopper Part4

រឿងនិទានខ្មែរ រឿងស្រមោច និង កណ្តូប ភាគ4 – The Ant and the Grasshopper Part4


Don’t agree with them We can not be dancing Don’t be Coward I’m a cowboy Chameleon in this forest I don’t scare off dancing I used to dance and victory all the villages So that why I become a big boss until now After said they are starting dance to show the ant The black Ant remember last time that used to dance with red ant At that time all the ant dance to show the chameleon Thank you Daddy Mummy for watching my video from start to the end Please Daddy mummy sister brother Click subscribe and bell to see more videos Thank you Khmer Fairy Tale: The ant and the grasshopper Part 4 The red ant and the grasshopper Take candy to their home already All the black Ant was followed the red ant They discuss each other to find the way to take the candy All the ant are walking follow a path Until they reach the lake Eerr! unfortunately This lake is very big We can not cross this lake Please come back home We find food near our home is better We found then we eat Then there is an ant come to blame coward ant that Because of you coward like this We don’t have the yummy food as the red ant The red ant can cross this lake why we can not? We don’t quite our wish We must find a way to cross this lake Emm! if so we find some leaf and dead stick For our boat to cross this river Doesn’t you? Emmm! Good ideas Let find leaf and dead stick to cross this lake now They found the leaf and cross the lake with happy They spent for a long time to cross the lake Then They are walling follow a path Then they meet the big three chameleon The ant was very scared of them And the ant said that Err! Err! Brother chameleon, what’s going on with me? You forget me? Last time You all show the kungfu fighting to me and today you paint your body to black You think I don’t recognize you? Haaasshhaaa I’m not stupid Today, I ask my big boss come to eat you all nor only one left No! No! we never see you You confused I never show you kungfu fighting to at all Shut up! I will eat you all Don’t eat me, I’m not yummy for your food I have an idea Can you dance competition with us If I dance better than you Please let me go But if you dance better than us We will let you eat peacefully Do you agree? Boss, Don’t agree with them We can not dance well Don’t be coward I’m a cowboy chameleon in the forest I don’t scare off dancing I used to victory all the villages So that I can be big boss While they said, they start dancing show to the ant The ant remember the dancing style That they used to dance with the red ant at that time all the ant are dancing show to the chameleon Some dance hip hop some dance freestyle They dance better than chameleon Chameleon can not dance anymore Oh! where do you learn dancing style like this? Why I never see? The chameleon was defeated the ant Then, They let the ant go with safety The ant was very happy for victory from the chameleon They continue to walk follow the path Until they reached their target as the red ant tole them Yay Yay, Finally we arrived at the candy place The red ant don’t lie us Realy! Realy! They are very happy They try to reached candy place as their wish the ant are dancing, and The ant are dancing and some take candy Do the hard work with smart way will bring us successful Thank you for watching this video from start to the end Please click subscribe and bell to see more videos Thank you

LET’S BUILD ANT NEST!

LET’S BUILD ANT NEST!


As promised today, we are building nest for the ants. In case you need a reminder this is the lasius niger colony, and I have seen comments from people that are telling me that it is in fact not pronounced “ni-ger”, but “ni-jer”. But no, that’s not the case if you are using the Latin pronunciation that it is pronounced “ni-ger” not “ni-jer”, and I know that niger also means something else. But if someone thinks that it is offensive to pronounce the niger just because of that other word and is ridiculous and the fact is It’s not the word that is offensive. It is what you mean behind that word, that is what should offend other people not the word itself. Words should be harmless, thoughts on the other hand that’s the other part. Also I saw a lot of comments of you asking me to do natural Outworld for them, and of course I will do that but the reason why I’m keeping them in this plastic tub for now because I wanted the colony for grow because having a small colony in a big Outworld it’s really not ideal. So first we will make the outworld Brick and then once they actually transfer their colony inside We will make an outworld for them, more natural outworld, and that will be some other video. So the things you need for this type of nest. This will be the first time that I am doing this. So this is not a straight how-to video by now most of my knowledge I already shown in the video so everything new that I’m doing it is just me learning new stuff and at the same time you learn from my success or mistakes or whatever. We all learn together That’s the point so the stuff needed white on brick plexiglass sheet some tubes And that is all for materials, now the tools that you need You need the silicone, silicone that is safe for aquariums That’s the best way for you to find the silicone just make sure that it is good for Aquariums because then that means that it doesn’t contain Fungicide, you see Fungicide fungicide you want this sign or just written aquariums something like that you will need some sandpaper Drill with drill bit that it is big enough for tube actually, it should be the same size and What else? You need scalpel, I mean cutting knife for cutting the plexiglass you can also Cut it with a jigsaw or circular blade. Whatever you have I will also need something like this so I can Trace the knife. A pen so you can draw the nest Scissors for cutting the pipe why tongue is really soft material so for carve it the best thing to use is the flat screwdriver Unfortunately you put different kinds of bits on this screwdriver But unfortunately all of them are in the new space, so I don’t have that but I will use some other stuff Don’t know how that will work, but we will see and that is basically it, so let’s draw the nest first first First I will draw well where my pipe will go I mean tubes also watering holes and from there just Be creative, I guess I don’t know whatever works. I guess so now we need to carve that actually I will extend these tunnels I I just don’t know how easily I will be able to carve it. I actually have the This type of screwdriver you see it is not flathead but It should also work and before making a huge mess. I will do that inside of this tub. Let’s carve! Actually, let’s do a time lapse of that. This was a fun trip you see I didn’t really I don’t know I guess it is fine It’s not a big colony, so it should work. Maybe I should show it on this camera better now you see we have this big chamber and this even bigger chamber or the two entrances and This chamber and this tunnel I don’t know it should work out. Now, I will drill it and then I will need to connect these two tunnels with the drill tunnel hopefully the brick won’t break, brick won’t break. Oh yes, and I figured out that this flat knife for food was the best for carving at least from stuff that I have here Let’s do this. *drill* *Drill* *DRILL* *AND STAHP* Okay. One hole, second hole *drill* *Drill* *DRILL* *DRILL!* *DRILL BABY DRILL!* *AND STAHP* This is really easy to drill. Now I will just drill here to connect the holes and here Yeah, the tunnels are connected See? Have nice tunnels now I also need a watering holes. I will use this a bit narrower drill bit just to measure so I don’t go too far I need to put something to mark it. You don’t want to drill through the brick, so it is good to know how deep you can go There we go we got holes all the holes that we need now I need to sand the surface for that I have this, but I’m not sure if that will work here You’ll see With that done I’m going on my balcony to blow all this dust Because it needs to be super clean before you use the silicone to connect the plexiglass All clean now we need to cut the plexiglass to size, so let’s We will measure that I dropped it. I will use this for straight line Oh,this is super dull look it broke in super weird way This is the easiest way of cutting the plexiglass if you don’t have any other tools the cheapest way You see it just snaps we need to Apply silicone along all these edges, so it will hold the plexiglass and ants won’t be able to crawl outside you need to be aware that silicone is not the ideal of thing ideal way of connecting the Plexiglass because it doesn’t hold it that well. It will work here, but you need to be aware of that You can easily pull it off if you apply enough force so you need to be careful But if you don’t mess with it it will work. Just fine, so just apply a bead of silicone Make sure you do the full circle and that there are no gaps between the silicon remove the protective layer and just Put it on top Press really good So everything sits nice and tightly and just visually check that There aren’t any gaps you see all the silic nature if you will be able to see it on the video but all the silicon is Connected in one big circle there aren’t any gaps that’s important remove all the Excess silicone or you can just leave it to dry and cut it later it is up to you now before we let it dry One last step we will need the tubes so take two tubes Or as many holes you made under on the white tongue and cut it to the size that you like Make sure that you have tubes that you can connect like these two you see I can make the connection So when you want to extend it to another out world or wherever you can always connect the tubes like this That’s also important, so I will just put Small amount of silicone small amount on silicone and smear it across the tube tube one Tube two and now in theory it should just go inside Yes perfect This is why you want your drill bit to match not too big not too small But the same size, and now we just need a bit more silicone to make sure that there is no there are no any gaps There we go all the silicone work is done now We need to let it cure and also I will need to drill holes here for the syringe So just tiny holes that fit my syringe, and that’s it, but I will do that once this is cured Yeah, that will work There now we will let cure for 24 hours, and we are back let’s see how it looks I mean it should look completely the same, but anyway here is the tubes are set The front lid is set now as I said to drill the holes But first just finished feeding the tarantulas, and I have a lot of molts on and aromatisse molted Ascunta golata sling This is if you tell Amira molted that is really cool hmm Which one was this the seriously forgot what species this was Alright so this one is hero, bra He’s Vietnam blue, and this was and this is lost Eudora defeats Alice. How can I forget so quickly? Funny back to the nest to drill the holes now I already prepared small drill bit as I said this will be just for just for the syringe And now to fill the less protective layer with this Now it’s all nice and clear now to attach it with this Outworld first. We need to make holes I mean one hole on this out well Cut the pipe for For the out round and small parts of this pipe that I will use to connect pipe from out rod with the pipe from nest Like that now I will drill hole somewhere here oh I blew it I blew it This was really sloppy look what I’ve done That was such an amateur mistake, but oh well it happens Now you see these two are connected and now I will silicone this part Just to be sure that it is sealed and connected properly. I’ll actually Take this this fresh test you that I made the last last video This will be their water source not really that practical though, maybe I should just leave it in the enclosure And while I’m silicon this we have first end Going through the tube, but he’s going back. He didn’t went too far. Okay now This is silicon and I should fix the tubes then I messed up you see what I did total chaos oh We have second dent, but he’s also going back So let’s now wait for the first ones to go through I wonder how much time will that take or now they are just Figuring out what the hell is that tube and why it’s here, no is this one going in Yes, no Going oh I Guess we need to give them time now, but Everything is set up look at this. I didn’t even notice. I don’t know how far he went, but he’s heading back now Or not. He can’t reload this idea. He’s going back. Oh look another one. What is this? They were inside after all so again soon one will reach the colony. Let’s just wait and see who will it be although I don’t think that we will be able to recognize it later what I wanted to do. What are the white tongue? I’m not sure if I know how to do this. I guess they just pour inside I Guess the tip where is the expedition now I’ll just put the camera here and wait for them No we had one enter here we see it we had one look at it the Explorer first one to explore the new nests Awesome I always forgot to mention the name of this car They are called and like this It was the name suggested by one of the subscribers and all of you pick that one So yeah now the end plant is got its brand-new nest so what I need to do I need to shine bright light here and cover this nest and Eventually they should move everything in this new nest in theory they should move But I noticed that they are really tolerance to light. They don’t really care, so I guess this was all for this sweet Deal we have two new one came inside and the other left funny. So this was all for this video I hope you enjoyed it if you did thumbs it up and comment something if you want to support this channel even more there is A patreon page if you’re new to this channel make sure shows so make sure to subscribe apple every Monday, Wednesday and Friday See you again soon, right?