Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987) – Director’s cut w/ Subtitles


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“Twilight of the Cockroaches” Pardon me, but… Have you seen my friend? My name is Naomi… I am a cockroach.
I’m 19 years old. and I’ve yet to experience terror or cruelty. Starring
KAURO KOBAYASHI SETSUKO KARASUMA Produced by
HIROAKI YOSHIDA & HIDENORI TAGA Executive Producers
TAYSUMI WATANABE & MAYUMI IZUMI Photography – KENJI MISUMI
Lighting – MASAKI UCHIDA Art Direction – KIICHI ICHIDA
Sound – SUSUMU AKETAGAWA Musical Score – MORGAN FISHER Character Design – HIROSHI KUROGANE Written and Directed by
HIROAKI YOSHIDA Ahh… I’m beat! Keep exercising at the Gym…
you’re sure to get stronger I quit… You what? I felt ridiculous… This is one cockroach that’s
not gonna live his life… with his nose to the ground. Stop complaining! Listen, Naomi, let’s straighten things out
over dinner I think Saito’s due for some Italian… Last night was steak.
Day before was Chinese… If I know our Mr. Saito,
then today’s pasta! Maybe a little red wine… Ah! Mr. Saito… Good evening! Let’s go. Take care now! I’ve found the perfect place for us… The south wall’s all glass… Hanging plants on the ceiling… Perfect for newlyweds! And it’s a very good investment… What’s wrong? You don’t like the apartment I’ve found? No… it sounds fine…
only… Hey! You lucky cockroach! You’re on the fast track, Ichiro! Big Promotion…
Second Assistant, right? My dad’s got connections… So what else is new? Absolutely marvelous sauce! I could eat this stuff everyday! Me too! It’s delicious! Nah! It’s only kechup… Takashi, no wonder you never get ahead… You’ve got no vision, no imagination My boy… you’ve got a lot to learn. Ah… Mr. Saito. We’ll be closing up soon.
Please bear with us. Just look at yourselves! You bring dishonor to our cockroach
ancestors! Cavorting out in the open like this! You’re absolutely right, elder! But it’s late, and we’re tired… Don’t you worry about it! Straight home everyone… and be careful! Stay with me, tonight. C’mon! Want to see it, Naomi? Well, you can…
but not just yet. I know, you can’t help it. Our policies are so outdated… I can relate. I feel the same as you… Oh, Gosuke? Oh, Master!
Shouldn’t you be in bed? We should be going. Without your guidance, master,
we’re nothing! Huh? Time to hit the sack,
Mr. Saito. Tomorrow is a very busy day! Wake up, Ichiro! But our wedding? I need time to sort things out.. Hello? Hello?? He was one of… them. A roach from the tribe that
lives across the field. I’d never been there, but it
seemed so familiar… Grandfather’s stories made it real to me. Yet, it is quite different from
our homeland. It is a nation at peril…
a battlefront… where heroes must prove
themselves in combat. And Hans held such mysterious allure… Ichiro contacted the authorities
for information. -Ichiro…
-Huh? Have they placed him under arrest? I heard mention of “refugee” status… It’s all quite bizzare! He is alright, though? He’s been through combat… Combat?
With a field cat? With a human. Human? Like Saito…why? I don’t know. He must have
done something wrong. Not to change the subject… but have you chosen your
wedding gown yet? We’re running out of time. I planned on going with Parsley… The dressmaker is getting antsy… May I interrupt? Leader! Kichiro, is it? Ichiro, sir. Right you are…
Greetings, Ichiro. Good morning. You’ve been asking about our “visitor”. Y-Yes! His arrival couldn’t have
been better timed. I don’t understand. In honor of Armistice Day…
he’ll be an instant celebrity! Going live… Standby… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… Good morning! We are gathered to
celebrate Armistice Day… It has been 36 months since
The War ended. Lest we get too comfortable
and forget the past. It is only fitting that we
recall our own history. Sitting beside me, I’m sure
you’ll recognize our great leader. Greetings fair citizens… Now I’m sure you wont mind if I call you
by your nickname: “Sage”. We’re running short on time…
If our leader would read the eulogy… There was a time when all life was hell. Bitter hatred divided Cockroach and Man. We roaches were seen as invaders. The happiness of the
human “Hosono” tribe… was violated by our innocent…
“invasion”. At first the Hosono declared war…
many died! But then, by some miracle,
the Hosono vanished. Standing in the midst of these
haunted ruins… Peace seems all the more
important to my soul. And we have Mr. Saito to thank
for the Peace! He came to us in our darkest hour
and drove our enemies away! Mr Saito, to you we make
this sacred pledge… Never again shall we disturb the peace… Past indisgressions will not be repeated. Our devotion to Peace will bring
love from Man. Today we enjoy a prosperous and
peaceful land. But not all roaches share
our food fortune… I’d like to present a young
cockroach warrior, a battle-scarred fugitive
from a wartorn land… to offer some sobering thoughts. You say people are being massacred? Uh huh. Can you tell us the daily body count? It’s in the 100s? Oh my! So many! You also talk about evidence of brutality? Uh-huh. Crushings, charrings, and
senseless mutilations. Hundreds perish daily. Care to show audiences your battlescars? I bet that hurts…
could we have a close-up? How ghastly! War is so terribly offensive… Well… now,
back to our great leader. Once again, heartfelt thanks,
Mr. Saito. Ready! Number 1 – Ready. Failed! …Next! Number 2 – Ready. You don’t love Ichiro anymore? I can’t tell.
We’ve been together so long… But he’s so gentle, and loving… Mmm. Look! Toilet Roaches on the make! Ha! they come here looking
for girls covered in shit! Don’t tell anyone…
but I’m giving birth next month! Not again? Well… It’s my first litter with Yasou! You’re going to die in childbirth…
and I’ve yet to have my first litter… But… Evening, Grandfather…
It’s Naomi… Something’s been troubling me and… Hans… Hans! What are you doing here? Shh! Not so loud… But… Wait for me in the kitchen… That’s all I know…
farewell for now… He’s going back… Back to that…living hell! He’ll risk his life to return to his homeland… Risk his life! Why? Grandfather told me a story… about my long dead grandmother… She was 19 when the Hosono War ended. She’d made a long journey… alone! When she met grandfather… She was with child. And… like Hans She was from the tribe across the field. Have you seen Naomi? Seems she wants to be alone… Let’s go check it out! You don’t like the apartment? What d’you think? Naomi! What are you doing way out here? Oh my! A talking turd! How disgustingly prejudiced! Sorry…it’s just… Don’t suppose you’ve any connection with that chap who just passed by? Hans?…oh, yes! Well…he went that way… Naomi’s gone! But where? No idea, lchiro… But the marriage is all arranged… Sorry. Who is she? Some fool hiding under there! Did you get an early warning? Right men! Target 1 ! Squad A… Target 2! Hans… Target 3! Troops…move out! Attack! Move out! Hurry! General retreat! C’mon…we’re finished here… Enforcer… with your permission… Let me lead the attack! You’re too valuable a soldier to
be sacrificed to a losing battle… Today, we face a cataclysmic crisis… Greedy humans want what
we’ve held for millions of years. They ejected us from Eden and
now they want to destroy us. We have never killed a single human It is not our way. So why does man try to annihilate us’? Because he fears what
he does not understand. God chose the roach to inherit the world We can live where they can not. We eat what they’re unable to stomach Unlike man, we’re in tune with nature. We know exactly who we are… Proud of the purity of our species! But this murderous genocide
will not go unanswered. For every 100 killed,
we’ll breed 10,000 more! 10,000 lost…One million replacements! We cockroaches will prevail! You are relieved of duty. Where’s the commander? I’m scared. The terror and cruelty… It frightens me… I’m scared too, Naomi. Hans went into battle every day. Many brave roaches died. But Hans always returned. As he had since we first met… Each night, on his return, he’d whisper. “I’m alive… still alive!” 2.35 meters …next! What’s the hold up? I’m sure Naomi’ll return soon. I’m not calling off the wedding! I know her. Listen…lchiro… My entire staff plans to
attend your wedding. If she doesn’t show…
What will you do? I guess I’ll have to quit! What? Say that again? You can’t let a silly female
disgrace your entire family! Don’t worry! We’ll all be there! You just remember to be there on time! Just a moment! I’ll lool like a fool if She doesn’t show up! My dear friend… But I am the leader of this community! It’s not like you haven’t lost face in public… If you get my meaning… Reporting as ordered, sir! She’ll only bring us bad luck! Let’s go. Somethings wrong with Naomi. Did you talk to lchiro? Says she’s got amnesia. Maybe she’s in shock? Don“! mention her friend
Parsley died in childbirth! No never! Wouldn’t want to spook
her any more than she is now. Smile! I heard she’s been missing for 3 weeks! Very hush-hush! Her granddads been gone as well. Two of a kind… Heard what happened this morning? Somebody found 8 dead roaches. Punks more’n likely… No respect! Wasn’t like that at all! The bodies were found crushed
and tossed in the trash. The community leader’s still not here. OI’ Sage? Probably got delayed at work. Almighty God, all-knowing Tora… souls of our ancestors…harken… Before us stand lchiro and Naomi… to be joined in matrimony…Touch teeters… and repeat after me… Oh no! It’s her! Today, I offer condolences… to the victims and their families. As far as we can determine… the assailant has left the vicinity. Saito’s out…and we
assume he’s with her. Who’s responsible tor this attack? We had no reports about
her entry into our territory. Tomorrow I’ll meet with Saito… and make sure this never happens again! A curfew is in effect…go home. A state of emergency exists. Emergency? You’re violating
our civil rights. But it’s dangerous to be in the open. Your job is to protect us! How is he? No change. Relax. Gimme a break! Come on… It’s Sports’ Night! Just knew you’d come… It was always like this when I was young. Doesn’t frighten me one bit! Me neither! It’s always been this way for the cockroach. We’ve got a right to the good life. You ignorant roach! But humans love cockroaches. Which numbskull told you that? Our great leader…Sage! Very perceptive or our great leader… Yeah! He was sharp a a tack! You shouldn’t speak ill of the dead. Why? I always spoke ill of him
when he was alive. I don’t understand. Listen baby-face… From before my granddads time… Humans killed us like “flies”. Precisely! They couldn’t stand the way we looked. The biggest lie was the “Hosono Wars”… Sage made the whole thing up! Saito mm head of the Hosono clan
before he split up with his wife. Now a new woman h% incited
him to kill us once again. He’s lonely…an easy mark! He’ll do anything for “love”. So, why’d Sage lie? He never knew the truth… Sage hid in the cellar during the entire war. He only met Saito after his wife had gone. I can’t find him… I had a disturbing dream last night… The moon shown on our barren homeland Only you and I were left alive… All our friends. ..and their children. . .dead. Just go straight…it’s easy… Watch a real cockroach in action! All set? Here I go! She’s seen him! No she hasn’t…look… Rule #1 : Use black as a cover. A simple camouflaging technique. And that? Just and old cockroach showing off! They’re breaking through… Quick…out into the open. No…you’re safer here!
Go back to your places. We’re on the trail. . .arrive eary tomorrow. We face destiny at sunrise! Heed the words of our Enforcer… Men…no more pain from hunger… From tomorrow on it’s lull bellies for all! Forward to victory! Congratulations on your promotion. Grandfather… I’m pregnant… I don’t think the litters lchiro’s. More’n likely it’s both. Ichiro’s honest…Hans is strong… Listen Naomi… Tomorrow as the moon rises… come to this shrine alone. What about you? Come alone… and at peace with yourself. When you pray to Tora.. say…”l am Naomi, your namesake”. Begin our anthem… We are cockroaches… Hone is crushed… 10 will arise! H’ then are martyred… 100 will take wing! We are Cockroaches! Han! What’s going on? No provocation, eh? Nothing! We’re not capable… If only we could offer assistance… We’ll attack the humans
and drive them out! Long live the Enforcer! See to it, Hans. It’s been a longtime… You’ve come a long way old friend. I’ve come to say farewell.
My job is done. The prophecy will come to pas! Still, many will die. You taught me never to be sentimental. Your tribe’s hope lies with Hans. God told you Hans will be the last to die. Hans is your clan’s hope for survival, but you neither love or understand him. Han! I’ve a message for the Enforcer. He is in conference… This is urgent! So…it’s…war… I know I’ll survive it! I’m not so confident about chances. We can settle things when the war’s over. It’s time! Who’s coming with me? Dive down under the fumes C’mon…let’s fly! Stay here awhile… Where’s Hans? Here, sir! You must escape! Survive to carry on the fight… The’ve all died for your sake! Now go! Commander… This way… Close your eyes and count to 100… and remember what I told you… I am named Naomi… after You. lam Naomi. Who is it? You’re alright! Quickly… I am Naomi…listen to me…
your grandmother… In order to improve our breed…
God gave humans deadly poison. Those that survive will be the fittest. If man uses stronger poison,
children of the fittest will die. No poison could kill me… Two strong males survived with me… Now you know that God is
unmerciful in his decisions. You’re the hope of all that died.
Like me…You must go on! Meet me under Tora.. Tora? I’m flying!

Minecraft Song ♪ “SAVE OUR CROWN” A Minecraft Parody! (Music Video)


We’re under fire, not apart He prepped us since the start Poseidon made it look so easy The Nexus holds us by our souls And water is our home Maybe we can stop this treason If there was no Nexus
there would be nothing left this cell of a plan can help us save the rest It fits in deep we better start to run It taught us it can be undone in the end Fall we might
But stand by me When all hell is tryin’ to blind me Fall we might
They can’t find me With your fight Atlantis can
SAVE OUR CROWN Fall we might
But stand by me When all hell is tryin’ to blind me Fall we might
They can’t find me With your fight Atlantis can
SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey) Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey) Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN We’re under fire not apart
He prepped us since the start Poseidon made it look so easy The Nexus holds us by our souls
And water is our home Maybe we can stop this treason If there was no Nexus
there would be nothing left (nothing left) this cell of a plan can help us save the rest
(save the rest) It fits in deep we better start to run
(start to run) It taught us it can be undone in the end Fall we might
But stand by me When all hell is tryin’ to blind me Fall we might
They can’t find me With your fight Atlantis can
SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
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But stand by me When all hell is tryin’ to blind me Fall we might
They can’t find me With your fight Atlantis can
SAVE OUR CROWN Fall we might
But stand by me When all hell is tryin’ to blind me Fall we might
They can’t find me With your fight Atlantis can
SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN Atlantis, Atlantis (Hey)
Atlantis can SAVE OUR CROWN *laughs*

Opioid Epidemic: The Ripple Effect

Opioid Epidemic: The Ripple Effect


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Ants vs. Alien Mold

Ants vs. Alien Mold


Previously in the Tomb Raider Saga… Now as the ants were eating, I noticed something
strange. AC Family, look. Alien mold. This is very bad news. Please subscribe to my channel, and hit the
bell icon. Welcome to the AC Family. Tired of nature channels now sowing nature
shows? Just watch this channel. Enjoy. Last week, we watched in excitement as our
Golden Empire, our yellow crazy ant colony received their new home, thanks to your votes,
into our new Youtube Gold Play Button. It was a magical and joyous event for the
Golden Empire. But acquiring a new home has not been so joyous
for all our ants, for just nearby, our newly caught Pharaoh ant colony, you called the
Tomb Raiders, had been undergoing a more challenging transition in their new massive, room-sized
home. By the way, AC Family, if you’re excited about
this episode and enjoy our ant videos, please hit that LIKE button and let me know! So for those of you who might be new to the
channel, let’s recap real quick and go back to two weeks ago. This new Tomb Raider setup composed of various
terrariums all connected by tubing was designed to house our newly captured colony of wild
pharaoh ants, whose menacing invasion of another one of our ant terrariums we successfully
intercepted by trapping them and turning the traps into these neat terrariums. After this video, feel free to watch the whole
story in this series playlist. The new Tomb Raiders’ 35 foot long territories,
which span the entire ant room was pretty impressive and quite promising, until we discovered
these creepy growths that began making an nightmarish appearance, all over the sticks
and mosses. It was some alien mold, and it didn’t look
good. So, let’s get to it! Trying my best not panic, we had to look at
this critically. Though the mold looked quite scary, the important
question was: Was this mold dangerous to the colony? And AC Family, to answer that we needed to
look at the facts, and consider two possibilities. The first posibility was that this was a non-lethal
mold. Most ants, being natural residents of soil,
are generally adapted to deal with most molds and fungi which naturally occur in a terrestrial
environment. In fact, their lifestyle is built to work
with molds and keep mold growth regulated. You see, ants are super clean and sterile
animals. They don’t just leave their trash laying around
to fester. Like humans, they establish a designated garbage
site to which they carry their trash, and from there they leave it to natural critters
like springtails and molds to further breakdown the garbage safely. Some ants have underground chambers which
they make their garbage sites and then when these chambers are full they simply block
off the entrances to these garbage rooms with soil and leave it to the sprintails and molds
to break them down. Ants like humans, also have a designated bathroom
area for the same reason, which again creates an isolated site for molds and other life
forms to feed and grow. They don’t just deficate anywhere in the nest. Even the young are built to to be clean. They poop just once in their entire larval
stage and it is contained in a meconium which appears a little black dot on cocoons or white
dot on naked pupae. That way, no poop lays around the nursery
chambers for molds to get out of control inside the nest. Also, as we saw in last week’s video, ants
transfer their food mouth to mouth through a process called trophallaxis, and the food
is carried inside their bodies. This way, food is kept sterile and isn’t laying
around the nest for endangering molds to grow. Finally, worker ants are constantly licking
and cleaning the young and themselves to make sure mold doesn’t grow on them nor the young. So, in light of all of this, it was assuring
to me that perhaps this alien mold was not a threat to our Tomb Raiders. The mold after all seemed to be growing on
our natural moss and sticks, so perhaps it was more of a mold specialized on feeding
on decaying organic matter and not on living ants. Now let’s consider our second possibility:
that this alien mold is a danger to our Tomb Raiders. Two things were of concern to me regarding
this. First, even if this mold was not attacking
our ants directly, if left unchecked, and allowed to completely take over the Tomb Raider’s
setup, it was possible that the ants would eventually be unable to clean all this mold’s
spores from the skin of their brood, which would lead to all eggs, larvae, and pupae
falling vicitim to the mold, and in an advanced case, proceeding to grow on and kill the worker
ants and queens. The mold would win simply by numbers. This type of mold takeover would be a nightmare. It actually happens in the ant keeping hobby
within moldy test tubes all the time! The second concern, was the impending possibility
that this fungus was one of several species of an ant-eating specialized parasitic fungus. The ever infamous cordyceps fungus turns adult
ants into zombies, literally taking over their brains and causing them to walk to a certain
location high up somwhere to become a breeding bed for their mushrooms which like in a terrifying
science fiction horror film, break out of the zombified ants’ bodies to expel spores
which go on to zombify other ants nearby. But to me, this mold being a cordyceps or
ant-zombifying mold was the least likely circumstance, mainly because it seemed to be mostly growing
and feeding on the sticks and mosses. Cordyceps and other such zombifying molds
feed mainly on insects and other arthropods. So what do you guys think? Do think this mold is a danger to our Tomb
Raiders? Considering all the aforementioned possibilities,
I felt our best bet was to stop this unbridled growth of the alien mold throughout the Tomb
Raider’s territories. We needed to act immediately and eradicate
it, just to be safe. So AC Family, here was my plan. I have found in all my experience in ant keeping
that molds have a tendency to show up in moist areas where the air is still and not moving. These moist, still air conditions can be a
result of an outworld that has poor ventilation. Now let’s have a look at our Tomb Raider’s
setup here. Because of the Tomb Raider’s tiny worker size
of 1-2 mm, some of the workers ants are fully able of fitting through the microholes in
the perforated floors of our Hybrid Nests, our AC plugs, and our AC Test Tube Portals
which I normally use to give ants in ant farms air. So when putting together the Tomb Raiders’
territories a few weeks ago, I couldn’t use these items to provide ventilation. Instead, I had to create small specific points
of air entry at two locations using a micro screen mesh. One at the top of the Garden of Anubis, as
well as at the top of the Field of Aaru. I also knew that anytime I opened one of the
terrariums to water or feed the Tomb Raiders, ample fresh air would enter the setup. Normally these three points of air flow would
be enough air to sustain the colony, but it seems to have also lead to stagnant, humid
air pooling inside the setup which has invited these creepy-looking molds to flourish. So, AC Family, our solution to our problem
lay in this piece of technology, our new wind maker, i.e. a fish aquarium air pump. We needed to create some wind to help save
our ants. You see, if the territories had some wind
and increased air movement within the terrariums of our Tomb Raiders, the territories would
become less favourable for these molds. I have used air pumps in the past to successfully
create microwinds in ant setups, and they have always been quite effective at not only
improving ventilation but also at keeping mold levels down. The ants however, kind of hate the wind, especially
in places they are nesting, but it is necessary sometimes to get fresh air pumping and moving
around in a stuffy, humid ant space. My plan was to install this air pump tube
to this opening in the Valley of the Kings, where the entire setup starts, which would
then pump fresh dry air through the setup, not enough to cause an ant tempest, but enough
to at least create a microwind, and theoretically keep all this alien mold growth under control. My guess is once this air pump is installed,
the colony which is currently camped out in Nerfertiti’s Tunnel will be bothered and move
somewhere else less windy. We’ll just have to see. Here we go AC Family are you ready? It’s time to give our ants some centralized
ventilation. Removing the cotton and wrapping it around
the air pump tube, and placing it into the hole opening of the Valley of the Kings. Installed. Let’s watch how our Tomb Raiders react! The colony is instantly perturbed by the sudden
winds. They can feel it throughout Nerfertini’s Tunnel. Surprisingly, ants spill out into the Valley
of the Kings, perhaps because they felt like an intruder was causing this sudden disturbance,
while others exiting Nerfertiti’s Tunnel and moving into the Garden of Anubis. Overall, just as I thought they would, the
ants seemed triggered by this sudden moving air. It surely would affect the well-being of the
brood, so they had to mobilize quickly. 12 hours later, as expected, the colony had
completely deserted Nefertiti’s Tunnel to move camp, and were now nestled in the shadows
of the Nubian Shelf. Sorry Tomb Raiders, it is for your own good. I put them back in the dark to leave them
in peace. Fast forward to two weeks later having this
constant wind blowing through the lands, and as of a couple days ago, this is what I saw. The mold was dying and decreasing in size. Yes, AC Family, our plan had worked! I was so happy at the outcome! I felt this was a positive triumph and step
towards colony fruition for our Tomb Raiders. But wanna see something else super interesting? What surprised me further was this discovery. It seems our new wind has carried moisture
from inside the Valley of the Kings, as well as from within the Garden of Anubis through
the setup, and to the Garden of Alexandria, where the moisture seems to all be collecting. The terrarium walls were moist with condensed
water. It seemed the Garden of Alexandria had became
a kind of swamp or bog land, which made it super favourable for some friends to flourish
and breed: springtails and even snails! How cool! This excited me because it meant that the
Garden of Alexandria had become the new breeding grounds and hub for the reproduction of Springtails
and Snails, who naturally clean up our ants’ garbage, organic decaying waste, and molds. These springtails and snails would then freely
migrate to other areas of the Tomb Raiders’ setup, to go on with their beneficial biological
work in those areas. The Garden of Alexandria in other words would
be the Tomb Raiders’ new janitory dispatch headquarters, which is super cool, right AC
Family? So it seems this potentially life-threatening
alien mold, now under control, has in the end lead us to improve the living space of
our Tomb Raiders by making it a more biologically balanced system for all inhabitants. I have discovered based on our past experience
particularly with our Golden Empire and even our Titans that the key to a successful and
fruitful ant farm is to establish a balanced, biological system of organisms, not much more
different than establishing a biological balance in an aquatic fish tank where all living things
depend on one another in ideal proportions. As the ant keeper, we have a very God-like
responsibility and role, to make the necessary critical decisions that ensure the thousands
and perhaps millions of lives under our care are each provided with all the things they
need to properly sustain themselves and find their balance within a contained setup. Today, AC Family, I feel we did good, and
our ants will be ok. In fact, it seems straggler pharaoh ants from
the outside are still trying to find ways to get into our Tomb Raiders’ setup to join
the rest of their family, and so I simply scoop up these interloppers with a cotton
ball and throw them inside to reunite. It was a happy ending for our Titans… or
at least so I thought, until a couple nights ago, as I was filming the Tomb Raiders and
their growing piles of brood. Something about the appearance of the queens
and even the workers didn’t seem right. Their bodies seemed somehow bumpy. So zooming in with my camera, I made a discovery
that left me speechless. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Look, AC Family! How could this be happening? I looked around and realized that all of our
Tomb Raiders were now dealing with a second plague. Mites. Tonnes and tonnes of parasitic mites. Oh man! AC Family, this is just unbelievable. Now our Tomb Raiders have a mite problem,
something our Golden Empire went through at this time, exactly 1 year ago. We must think of a solution to help our Tomb
Raiders overcome these mites! AC Inner Colony, I have left a hidden cookie
for you here, if you would like to see more extended play footage of these new parasitic
mites threatening our Tomb Raiders. I am sure a lot of you are as concerned as
I am. And before we proceed to the AC Question of
the Week, I have an exciting announcement! In case you haven’t heard yet, our annual
Christmas Sale at AntsCanada.com is in full effect! This year we have a great sale on our brand
new Hybrid Nest 2.0 and our All You Need Formica Hybrid Nest Gear Pack! So if you’ve always wanted to get into ant
keeping, I have left links in the description box to these sale items so you can pick one
up for yourself or someone you love this Christmas. We ship worldwide, but just a reminder, you
must order before Dec 18th to get your order before Christmas so go get it asap! But if you’re not fussy about getting the
item before Christmas day, this Christmas sale as usual will continue until January
1st, 2018 and we also have gift cards in case you would like to get your special loved one
an ant setup but are not sure what they would want. Keep ants with me and discover how amazing
and mind-stimulating these creatures are in real life! Alright, and now it’s time for the AC Question
of the week! In last week’s video we asked: Why did we choose to
make Golden Rock a dry setup? Congratulations to Beatriz Pacheco who correctly
answered: We don’t want the setup to
absorb moisture and rot. Congratulations Beatriz, you just won a free
ebook Handbook from our shop! In this week’s AC Question of the Week, we
ask: Name one of the several ways
in which ants keep mold and fungus levels low or under control
within the nest? Leave your answer in the comments section
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