Ant-Man and The Wasp Fight Aliens! | Marvel’s Ant-Man | Episode 2 – Alien Invasion

Ant-Man and The Wasp Fight Aliens! | Marvel’s Ant-Man | Episode 2 – Alien Invasion


No, for real, you should’ve
been there, Wasp. I was like,
“Blop-blop-blop, bam!” And Yellojacket went down! Mmm-mmm. Winging it just works. (ALARM BLARING) ALIEN: With the human’s
growth technology, we will finally be able
to take over Earth, and then, the entire galaxy! (LAUGHING MANIACALLY) Hey there, little buddies,
what are you up to? World domination?
Can’t have that. Come on! Ow! You know what we need…
Hey! Wait up. (GRUNTING) What we need is a plan. None of your “winging it.” Let’s capture
the leader and… (MOCKINGLY)
My name is Wasp and I like
to come up with plans. Watch out, aliens,
I’m going to punch you,
’cause that’s my plan. WASP: It’s not funny, Scott. Yes, it is. Uh-oh. (SCREAMING) (GROWLING) Hand over the growth disc. With it, we can finally grow
as big and mighty as our empire
was always destined to be, and rule the Earth! Okay, guys, yeah. Sure, we totally give up. What? Let us go
and I’ll give you the disc. Agreed. WASP: Have you lost
your mind? That’s unrelated. (LAUGHING) I feel the power… (GROANING) Now what? Now, for round two. (SCREAMING) WASP: Please tell me
you have a plan. ALIEN: I surrender. Just like I was saying,
you know? Always have a plan.

Ant-Man Goes Subatomic – Ant-Man (2015) Movie Clip 4K Ultra HD

Ant-Man Goes Subatomic – Ant-Man (2015) Movie Clip 4K Ultra HD


I’m gonna show you
just how insignificant you are. Cassie! I’m coming! That’s a messed-up looking dog. I’m gonna destroy everything you love. Freeze! S.F.P.D. I can’t break through. It’s titanium, you idiot! – Get her out of here.
– Come on. Sorry, sweetheart. You have to help
Daddy pay for his mistakes. You stay behind me, okay?
Stay behind me. I’m gonna have to shrink between
the molecules to get in there. Get away from us! – Daddy, help!
– I love you, Cassie. Daddy, where are you? You could go subatomic. …go subatomic. Oh, no. You would enter a reality
where all concepts of time and space… All concepts of time and space
become irrelevant. …time and space become irrelevant. Come back, Daddy! …as you shrink for all eternity. Everything that you know… and love… gone forever. Daddy, where are you? Where are you? Where are you? –
Daddy!
– Cassie. Come back, Daddy! Do not mess with the regulator! Daddy! I love you so much. I love you, too. So much. You know,
there’s a big hole in the roof. Sorry. – Is she all right?
– Yeah, she’s fine. Mommy! She’s fine, she’s fine.

Ant-Man and The Fly

Ant-Man and The Fly


– [Girl] So, how long have
you been Ant-Man again? – Not long. I seem to mess
it up almost every time. – Maybe you just need
someone watching your back. ♪ Hit it ♪ ♪ – What are you doing? – I’m working on something
that’ll change the world. So, you could come back to my lab? (fly buzzes) – How could he do that? – The only chance we’ve got. Is both of you. ♪ I came to get down ♪ – What are we waiting for? Let’s do it. (glass clanks) – What? ♪ Get loose now ♪ ♪ It takes two to make a thing go right ♪ ♪ It takes two to make it outta sight ♪ (glass crashing) – Wings? – And blasters. ♪ I came to get down ♪ – It’s a wrong details. It has nothing to do with the story. ♪ Hit it ♪ ♪ Get loose now ♪ ♪ I wanna rock right now ♪ – I’ve become free, I’ve been released and you can’t stand it. You’ll do anything to bring me down. – [Ant-Man] It seems more intense. – I’m becoming Brundlefly – Cool. Yeah. ♪ It takes two to make a thing go right ♪ – Would you like some tea? (vomits) – (groans)
that’s disgusting. (crash) (swings off hinge)

Spidey, Ant-Man & Wasp Face Cat-a-clysm! | Marvel Super Hero Adventures – Evil Mittens  | SHORT

Spidey, Ant-Man & Wasp Face Cat-a-clysm! | Marvel Super Hero Adventures – Evil Mittens | SHORT


♪♪ [kids laughing] [ratchet sound] Ahhh! Gotcha, you
wayward wheel-eo! Let’s try again, but this
time, relax and be patient. It’s a beautiful
day for boarding. It’s not working! Stay calm and
take your time. That’s something
I learned on one of my super
hero adventures with my pals
Ant-Man and Wasp. Meow! Poor Mittens! Got
yourself stuck. Meow! OK, kitty, let’s
head for the trunk and we’ll have you
down in a jiffy. Meow! Uh, Mittens, you
missed your exit. Let’s try coaxing
the kitten. Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Wait. If I stick a Blue
Shrink Disc to the tree, it will shrink it down
and Mittens can just step off the branch
onto the ground. No, Ant-Man, you got
the Red Grow Disc! That makes things
get … bigger. Meow! Whoa! That’s a tall tail. Wasp: Mittens thinks
we’re cat toys! If one of those
claws hits us, we’re gonna be
squeaky-toys! [grunts] Hey! Who let the
cat out of the bag? Run under my web and Mittens
will get caught in it! Thanks, Spidey. Meow! Or not. Catch that cat! [crashing] Look out, Spidey! Thanks for
the save! It’s my fault. I
gotta fix this. [grunt] No, I got it! [shouts] Ah, boy did I get it!
Sorry, I was in your way. It was me; I was rushing. Let’s all relax and we’ll
figure out how to get him. I can fix this
with a grow disc. The car got through OK. Come on Mittens is at
the traffic tunnel. Now, let’s take a
minute and think while Mittens is
busy with the tunnel. I got this! [clanging] [whoosh] [yowl] [sigh] We need to slow down
and think before we act. I think this is
getting frustrating! I know, Spidey. Mittens is a big problem,
but we’ll figure it out. Sorry, Wasp. I
didn’t think. You know, Mittens
may be big, but he’s still
just a kitten. That’s it! If we keep
him busy playing, you can shrink
him back to normal with one of your discs. I’ve got an idea. Wasp. Do you think you could
turn down the power on your stinger so it
works as a laser pointer? No problem, Spidey. Ready for you, Wasp. Be patient… patient…
patient. Now! Bulls-eye! Meow! Or maybe, “cats-eye”!
Huh? Huh? Anything? Ah! Nothing like having
to catch a giant kitty to teach you that staying
calm and taking your time helps get the job done! Ahh. Like that! [laughter] Woo, thanks Spider-Man. You’re welcome. Spidey out!

HOW TO MAKE ANT-MAN CUPCAKES – NERDY NUMMIES

HOW TO MAKE ANT-MAN CUPCAKES – NERDY NUMMIES


Hey guys, it’s Ro welcome to another nerdy nummies I got so many requests from you to make something in honor of the new Ant-Man movie So that’s exactly what we’re gonna be doing today. Today, we’re gonna be making really cute, simple and adorable anthill cupcakes using a chocolate chip cookie recipe Let’s get started The things you’ll need to make these cupcakes will be 1/2 a cup of milk, 1 and a quarter cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 a cup of cookie butter, 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips, 1/2 a cup of sugar, 1/2 a cup of butter, 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. Then the things you’ll need to decorate will be some chocolate buttercream frosting in a piping bag fitted with a number 1a tip some biscoff cookies, royal icing dyed black and placed into a piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip and some large black candy pearls. First step to making these cupcakes is whisking together dry ingredients In a medium bowl pour in your flour, baking powder, And salt; then whisk together till well combined and set off to the side. Next step is creaming together our butters and sugars. Usually it’s just butter and sugar But this time we also have brown sugar and a cookie butter. So place them all in the bowl and then using an electric mixer, mix together until light and fluffy. All right. This is what it should look like now Add your eggs one at a time mixing in between each addition. We’ve got our dry ingredients Wet ingredients and milk now We combined them all together start with the dry add a third Mix it up add half of the milk mix it up Second Third of the dry, mix it up Second half of the milk mix it up and the last of the dry then mix it up On one hand I love mini chocolate chips because they’re so cute and they’re mini and I’m mini and It’s adorable. On the other hand It’s just when you take a bite It’s not enough chocolate Our batter is looking good. It’s almost ready. The final step is to add in our mini chocolate chips So pour them all in Ooh One for me And fold together using a spatula folding is a little bit different than mixing it up Take your spatula go underneath all the batter flip it over and turn Batter is now ready. It smells delicious It smells like chocolate chip cookies. Oh Yeah. All right, so we’ve got fill our tray I’ve lined them with a bunch of paper liners just brown ones then using an ice cream scoop Scoop it up and fill 2/3 full *Boop* This recipe makes about 16 cupcakes. Our cupcakes are ready to bake.Heat your oven to 375 a little hotter than normal and bake for about 14 to 16 minutes once your cupcakes have baked and had plenty of time to cool now It’s time to frost and decorate I have some chocolate buttercream icing that I’ve put and oh, oh no I have some chocolate buttercream icing that I’ve put into a piping bag with a number 1a tip at the end We’re gonna pipe domes on top of each of our cupcakes hover over the cupcake and apply pressure *Boop* now do this to all of your cupcakes time to add some cookie dirt over here I have those Biscoff cookies that we’ve ground up you can throw them in the blender, a food processor you can even just smash them up with like a big whisk or something. There’s two different ways you can do this You can either dip your cupcake which is where you flip the cupcake upside down Straight into your cookie crumbs and gently move in a circle aw that didn’t really pick it up or the second option hover over the bowl and sprinkle on top Whatever floats your boat Final decoration step is to make some ants I’m using two black pearls for each ant body So I’m just gonna squeeze out a little bit of black royal icing to help it attach to the cupcake then I’m gonna pipe six little legs coming off of these and two antennas and tada Here are the anthill cupcakes that we made today a big Thank you to you guys for suggesting something in honor of the new ant-man movie These were so much fun to make I really like it cuz the decoration is easy mode You don’t even have to add these little details. If you don’t want you can just put on little black sprinkles I’ll be posting a bunch of pictures and the recipe on RosannaPansino.com Instagram Facebook and Twitter You can check it out there. And if you guys make these cupcakes, please take a picture and send it to me I love seeing your baking creations. It just makes me happy Also if you have any other ideas for any other nerdy nummies, please let me know Leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen. Alright. Thanks again you guys, bye-bye

The Real Ant-Man and The Wasp (4K Video!)

The Real Ant-Man and The Wasp (4K Video!)


Oh man! Now, I know this may come as a surprise,
but I happen to be a huge fan of the Antman franchise. I know, nobody would’ve guessed.
But this week Marvel released its big highly anticipated movie “Antman and the Wasp”. Needless
to say, I’m excited to watch it! But AC Family, get this! You won’t believe this but like
a miraculous celebratory sign from Mother Nature herself, a few nights ago I spotted
this wasp-like insect flying around the lights of the Selva de Fuego, Kingdom to the my colony
of fire ants called the Fire Nation. How peculiar and exciting! But what is this wasp? Where
did it come from? Well guys, it will all blow your mind! I can’t wait to show you all the
incredible things about this wasp-like insect and the exciting revelations I uncovered this
week about one of the ant colonies in this ant room. Who’s the real Antman? Well alright,
today I am, and I’m about to show you for the first time on this channel in full 4K
resolution, how ants and wasps converge in the real world. Welcome everyone to the AntsCanada
ant channel! Please SUBSCRIBE to my channel, and hit the
bell icon. Welcome to the AC Family. Enjoy! So first thing’s first. What is this wasp-like
insect? If you were new to the world of ants, you might say that it’s a type of skinny wasp.
It is very wasp-like in appearance, and indeed there are wasps that do resemble this creature. I managed to catch two of them and place them
into a snap cap vial for closer inspection. Have a look at them. One of them seemed to
be on its way to dying, and the other just wanted out. AC Family, it may surprise some of you to
know that these are not wasps, but are in fact, ants! Yes, male ants to be exact. All
male ants of nearly every ant species resemble a wasp in some way or form. It may be surprising
to those new to the ant world, especially for those who thought Anthony, Antman’s loyal
steed, was male. Despite the name, Anthony is a female queen alate. Anyway, listen to this: the reason why male
ants resemble wasps is because wasps and ants actually share a common ancestor in their
evolutionary history. At one point in time, ants were solitary wasps, much like the wasps
we have today, and somehow down the line of prehistory, evolved to form social colonies,
and soon colony members that didn’t have wings which would later become worker ants. But somehow, as ants began to diversify in
species, the male caste in nearly all ant species somehow remained wasp-like. So today,
male ants still carry that ancient shape and look of its wasp-like ancestor. In fact, all
ants, wasps, and bees are closely related, all belonging to the same order of insects
known as Hymenoptera, characterized by a special waist segment all these insects in the order
possess. So, the fact that these male ants were flying
around my Ant Room, meant one thing! Nuptial flight! These male ants were sent out of their
nest to mate, and something told me these Antmen didn’t come from the outside. They
were reproductive members of one of the ant colonies in the Ant Room. Oh boy! It was time
to do some detective work and find out which colony these ants belonged to, and more importantly
which kingdom was beginning to have its nuptial flight in my Ant Room, and because of the
fact that one of the males was already on its way to the grave, it was a possible sign
that it had already mated! Alright, so let’s look at the facts. I knew
these males did not belong to Fire Nation, because the fire ant male alates look different.
They’re much darker in colour and smaller. Plus, their nuptial flight season had recently
finished. These males certainly couldn’t be from the
new Polyrhachis ants on El Dragon Island, because the colony was too young to be producing
male alates already, plus there were none seen when the moved in last week, and they
couldn’t be from the Dark Knights, my supercolony of black crazy ants because these males were
much too big, the wrong colour, and the entire Dark Knight setup was completely enclosed
so there was no possible way a male could fly out and escape. So, I immediately considered this was a male
alate sent out by the Golden Empire, my yellow crazy ants, because well the males were a
bright yellowish orange colour just like the ants of the Golden Empire, but I looked back
on some old footage and discovered that the males of this species had elbowed antennae.
These Antmen didn’t. Their antennae were straight and lacked that joint. Which only left us with two possible ant kingdoms:
the Black Panthers, our Diacamma Asian Bullet Ant colony living in the Shire, or their neighbouring
young carpenter ant colony inhabiting the Grove. Right off the bat, I highly suspected these
males did not come from the carpenter ant colony because they seemed a bit large for
the species, and I also felt, the carpenter ant colony was also still too young to be
producing male or queen alates at this point. And so AC Family, that leaves us with one
kingdom, the Black Panthers. Ironic that these waspy males came from the Black Panthers in
light of their name also being another recent Marvel Franchise. And checking back on some
old footage sent in by one of you AC Family for use in a past video, these indeed were
Diacamma ant males. Wow! And so, my friends, it’s time to enter the
Shire, but beware, these lands have transformed since the last time we were here, and have
taken on a wild life of its own. The Shire is no longer a prim and properly
sectioned garden. It is now a thickly forested wilderness, and boy is it alive! Various plants
and grasses have sprouted seemingly out of nowhere all over the territories, taking advantage
of the Shire’s available rich virgin soils and brilliant sunlight. In fact, the new vegetation
has been so prolific, I’ve had to do some clear cutting myself, just to keep them under
control. And look who else has been super prolific
in these lands. Masses of Springtails, you named the Spring Cleaners, have since taken
over the Shire, feasting on decaying material like this leftover watermelon slice. They’re
also a big fan of molds and fungi, as you can see. The Spring Cleaners are always the
first to hope onto a mini-mushroom! Whoa! Well, look who’s come to chastise the
Spring Cleaners. It’s a Black Panther worker, and like a fiercely armed saber-toothed warrior,
she lunges at the squirrel-like Spring Cleaners to get out of her way as she rummages through
the carrion. Now although it does seem the Black Panthers
find the Spring Cleaners to be an annoyance, they are indeed essential to the Shire, as
they help decompose Black Panther leftovers, and they’re great at it. This here used to
be a water melon slice, but has now been reduced to soil fertilizer to give the plants a nutrient
boost. I find as long as the Spring Cleaners stay out of the Black Panthers’ way, they’re
good, because AC Family, are you ready for this? Take a look at this! Black Panthers are feasting on a fresh cockroach
carcass like lionesses tearing up a kill. Isn’t that just incredible? The new 4K camera
captures such incredible detail! You can see swarms of Spring Cleaners waiting anxiously
in the periphery, wanting to get at the meat, but keeping their distance in fear of the
Black Panthers who shoo them away. And look at those mites feeding discreetly from the
kill. Wow! Seeing what the world is like with this amount of magnification and clarity suddenly
makes the micro world seem like a scary and almost prehistoric place, don’t you think?! It seems in the Shire, the Black Panthers
are at the top of the hierarchy, but when their numbers are low, the Spring Cleaners
and mites summon up the bravery to move in and mooch off fresh Black Panther food, as
you can see here. This Black Panther is missing an antennae, kind of like having one eye,
but it makes her super aggravated and extra selfish. She makes no hesitation to lunge
at the Spring Cleaners that get too close. But not all Black Panthers are in monster
mode. A lot of them are in house chores mode. This Black Panther is disposing of some trash.
She wanders to a location far from the nest, to deposit it in the colony’s garbage site.
The Black Panthers are quite clean and disciplined with where they dispose of their garbage.
After all, it attracts those pesky Spring Cleaners. And here is suitable. Some food for the Spring
Cleaners, but far from the nest. The Spring Cleaners love to get at all the
little bits of food the Black Panthers miss. I see them like prolific rodents nibbling
at cartilage of leftover chicken wings. But guys get this. The Spring Cleaners aren’t
the only opportunists in the Shire. When macro food isn’t available, the Black Panthers will
stalk micro meals, i.e. the Spring Cleaners for a tasty bite-sized treat. In fact, the
Black Panthers love to hunt and eat Springtails, almost like it’s a favourite pass time! Watch
them hunt the Springtails down. It’s not easy! They’re not called “springtails”
for nothing. The springtails have an abdominal, tail-like appendage, called a “furcula”, that
is folded beneath their body and releases like a spring at will, allowing them to spring
away in times of danger like when Black Panthers are lunging at them. Even when two Black Panthers
team up, it still doesn’t make catching the Springtails easier. I’ve only been lucky enough
to catch the ants capturing a Springtail just a few times, and each time, I feel it was
completely by fluke. And finally, some of the Black Panthers are
preoccupied with construction. I caught a workers bringing back pieces of debris to
the nest and watched as they arranged the pieces around the opening of the nest and
even brought some inside. In fact, it seems these past few days, they’ve been quite busy
with nest building. AC Family, have a look! Each piece is hand selected… well, mandible
selected, but chosen nonetheless to act as a sort of brick in their grand ant brick work
making up their nest. It just amazes me how patient, determined, and meticulous they are. But, now that we’re here at the nest, the
whole reason we’ve come to the Shire is to see what’s been happening with the Black Panthers
since we last checked up on them over a month ago, and see if we can find evidence that
these wasp-like males we caught, truly came from them. What was especially interesting was that if
these males were indeed Black Panther males, it meant that there was someone in the colony
egg-laying. So alright, if you’re new to the Black Panthers, you might be asking why that
would even be a question. Of course, there is a queen egg laying right? Well, not necessarily.
Let me catch you all up to speed. Their species known as Diacamma rugosum, is
unique in the ant world because they’re kind of like the missing link between the regular
ants of today whose colonies typically have an egg-laying queen and her workers, and the
ancestral wasps who decided to come together and form a colony millions of years ago. The reason I say they’re the missing link,
is because Diacamma rugosum ants do not have queens. Their colonies are composed of all
worker ants! That’s right, the Black Panthers are a queenless colony. So get this, the way
these ants reproduce is by way of what is called a Gamergate, or a dominant worker ant.
This dominant worker ant assumes the role as primary egg-layer of the colony, and secures
her position as gamergate by going as far as neutering new worker ants freshly emerged
from their pupae by ripping off body parts known as gemmae which make worker ants of
this species fertile and capable of being a gamergate. It’s very cut throat in Black
Panther society, but the reigning gamergate makes sure all of her fellow worker ants are
rendered submissive and infertile forever in order to serve her and the colony. Now the Black Panthers here were collected
from the wild as just a few members, and even if there were a few larvae present when they
came to us, I still did not know if the gamergate was collected, too. They could have all just
been infertile non-gamergate workers, with the gamergate successfully escaping the person
who collected them. Now fast forward to a few weeks ago, we saw
no brood in sight, so I figured either the colony was hiding all the colony’s brood somewhere
in the nest and the gamergate was indeed somewhere here, or perhaps there really was no gamergate in
the colony from the get-go, and the larvae we saw when they first arrived went on to
become adult workers, and hopefully become a gamergate. In both cases, it’s great news
for us because it means someone in the Black Panthers is currently laying eggs, and it
would explain the unexpected presence of the males we caught. So today, as we peek into the Black Panthers’
nest, I hope to see brood, eggs, larvae, pupae… anything to show evidence of a gamergate…
and if these male ants came from the Black Panthers, I hope to see males in the nest. So here we go, AC Family. Are you ready? The
nest lays here behind this rock rampart. Let’s move it aside to access the interior. Alright now AC Family, brace yourselves. What
I saw next inside the nest blew me away! O M G! I was shocked to see in one of the
rooms the Black Panthers and huge ravenous larvae, feeding voraciously from ripped cockroach
body parts. My jaw hit the floor as I watched the sight. I have never in my life seen anything like
this. First off, I have never seen ant larvae so mobile. Black Panther babies were like
rabid meat-eating worms! Just look at them feeding from the cockroach leg. The Black
Panther workers, also feeding from cockroach meat, attended lovingly to the larvae, repositioning
them in optimal spots and positions to make sure they acquire all the meat they can get.
This was a sight that was both fascinating and admittedly, slightly repulsive! Sorry,
I have a mild worm phobia. But check this out! If you look closely, each of those ant
larvae have a head, like a caterpillar! Unbelievable! I couldn’t look away. Speaking of worms, I looked into another chamber,
and spotted an earthworm! Wow! The Black Panther’s nest was truly becoming bioactive and I loved
it! Scanning more rooms I spotted more roach meat,
and low and behold, a male Black Panther. AC Family, the males we caught were indeed
Black Panther spawn. Alright, now let’s assess what all of this means. AC Family, are you ready for this? This entire
situation gets even more complicated, so I hope you guys can hear me out and follow along. First and foremost, the presence of these
larvae does mean that there is a gamergate in the colony laying eggs which is good news,
but the bad news is, it doesn’t necessarily mean, the gamergate is fertilized. Now this
is bad news because it means this ant colony cannot possibly live on and grow. Confused?
I know. Let me explain: so unfertilized eggs in the ant world, actually can develop into
adult ants, but the catch, they develop into male ants! Prepare to be mind blown, AC Family!
We’re delving into the complex world of ant genetics here! In humans and most animals, to get a male
baby, you simply need a Y chromosome from the sperm fertilizing an egg. If the sperm
happens to not carry this Y chromosome, the person or animal will develop into a female.
Gender is determined by the presence of this Y chromosome. Now in ants, male and female determination
does not work this way. Ant gender depends not on what chromosomes end up combining during
gamete union, but the number of chromosomes the egg ends up having. In ants, to get a
female you need two sets of chromosomes and to get a male you only need one. So if a male
ant successfully mates with a queen or gamergate, the chromosomes from his sperm cell will combine
with the chromosomes from the egg it fertilizes, and it will result in what is called a diploid
egg, meaning it will have two sets of chromosomes, one from the male and one from the female,
and 100% will always become a female ant, be it a worker or a queen. But, AC Family you ready for this? If the
queen or gamergate lays an egg without having mated yet or releases an egg that for some
reason is not fertilized by a male’s sperm, the egg will be haploid, having only half
the amount of chromosomes, missing the sperm cell’s chromosomes from the male, and this
haploid egg will always develop into a male ant! Isn’t that crazy, guys? Think about what
this means for a sec. All male ants are only half brothers to their sisters, and even crazier,
no male ant in the world has a father! If Luke Skywalker were an ant, there would be
no Ant Darth Vader! If Maury Povich were an ant, he could only use his famous line “You
are the father!” based on DNA tests on female ants. If humans were ants, only girls and
women could celebrate Father’s Day and Fathers wouldn’t be able to enjoy Father’s Day, because
they’d all be dead by the time their kids were born, kids of which would all be female.
And you may be surprised to know that this is actually also the case for bees and wasps,
which means if Ant Man were more ant-like, he’d have no reason to celebrate Father’s
Day, but if the Wasp was more wasp like, she could! Haha! Isn’t this all mind blowing?! This is why, all ant keepers know that if
you catch a queen ant and place her into a test tube, and she only produces males, then
you know she hadn’t mated during nuptial flight and sadly can’t possibly produce a colony.
The ants born from an unfertilized queen ant would all be males and in the ant world, the
males do nothing but sit around in the nest, eat, and wait for mating season. They don’t
do any work, they can’t construct nests, they don’t care for the young, nor cater to the
queen. They just take up space and resources, but of course, are still essential for the
continuation of the species, because without them there would be no worker ants or queens,
i.e. female ants. Alright, so going back to the Black Panthers,
based on all the things we’ve seen so far, yes we now know there is a gamergate here
laying eggs, but we still don’t know if she’s been fertilized by a male ant. She could be
a gamergate shooting out haploid eggs that are all becoming males! It’s sad, because
the ideal situation is that the Black Panther gamergate is the original fertilized gamergate
who founded this entire colony, producing workers and now males temporarily for the
season, but worst case scenario, the gamergate is one of the stray larvae who came to us
with the collection, and eventually grew up to become a gamergate, a virgin gamergate,
laying unfertilized haploid eggs which are all becoming male, meaning the Black Panthers
are doomed to eventually all die out. Could all these larvae be male? Man, I hope
not. Let’s cross our fingers and hope some if not all of these are female worker ant
larvae, and our Black Panthers are doing extremely well! OK, AC Family but wait! That’s not all. There’s
more! I know some of you might be thinking, but one of the males we caught was on its
way to dying. Does this mean it mated? This was actually my next thought. If we did have
a virgin gamergate in the nest, could it be that this male, born from the virgin gamergate,
mated with that gamergate, his mother, thereby turning her into a fertilized gamergate now
capable of producing female workers? That would be great! Now I know the idea of mother and son mating
sounds bad to us humans, but you must remember the odd and strange world of ant genetics.
Our Dark Knights, our super colony of black crazy ants, were able to get from just two
egg-laying queens to hundreds of egg-laying queens, because of the unique ability of the
virgin daughter queens to mate with their birth brothers, due to these birth brothers
being in some inexplicable way genetically unrelated to their sisters! So who knows?
Maybe in Diacamma ants, mothers mating incestually with their sons is genetically healthy and
a part of Diacamma life. So little is studied about Diacamma ants and their genetics. AC
Family, truth is, we are actually among the first in the world to peek into the workings
of this species’ biology and life cycle. Our Black Panthers here, are in fact crucial to
scientific research and we are all important myrmecologists. So, at least we learned from all of this,
that our Black Panthers do have a gamergate, but not necessarily a fertilized one. The
most we can do is wait and see if the Black Panthers seem to increase in numbers over
time, which I hope they do, or if they eventually all die out leaving us with a colony of just
male Diacamma ants. Currently, I’m still finding random male Black
Panthers around my room at night, and have even caught males leaving the nest, and some
of them do show signs of dying pretty quickly. Inside, I hope it means they’d mated with
a virgin gamergate. I hope to see a Black Panther boom in population over the coming
weeks. I will surely let you guys know. All males that I collect, I now place into
the Shire, even the dead ones. I was curious to see how the Black Panthers
would react to their deceased brothers. Would the Black Panthers bury them, like they do
with fellow sisters? Let’s find out. A worker comes a long, and
her presence causes one of the males to miraculously come to his feet, but surprisingly the worker
seems unwilling to help him. How odd, but finally, the worker decides to take the other
male, further along on his dying process, and what? Surprisingly, she’s decided to take
him into the nest. I wonder what for. Peeking into the nest, I followed the worker
in and as I suspected, the Black Panthers were going to consume him. Wow! AC Family,
just wow. I understand why this would be of nutritional benefit to the colony, but I think
we can safely say today, that Black Panther society is truly just crazy, twisted, and
oh so different. What do you guys think? Anyway, as I watch
Antman and The Wasp, I bet I will likely think about the Black Panthers at some point in
the movie, because as the world will watch these two superheroes fighting side by side,
embodying two different insects, I as well as all of you AC Family, now know the real
backstory, and that Antman and the Wasp are actually much more closely related a superhero
than the rest of the world realizes. And the Black Panthers happen to be their missing
link… and if you’re a Marvel fan, that is an ironically weird thought. Oh yeah, and one other thing, speaking of
world premieres, there is actually some news that might make you guys very happy. AC Family,
making their world debut on this channel, behold! I am pleased to introduce to you our
brand new… Haha! Alright AC Family, did you enjoy today’s
episode? Man, it’s actually much harder and longer to edit these huge 4K videos, but it’s
so worth it because from now on we can be immersed deeper into the world of the ants
than ever before. It’s also perfect for the welcoming of yet another, yes another new
colony to the channel, and guys, it’s one that many of you voted for and wanted! Man,
I am super excited about this! You won’t want to miss what’s ahead, so hit that subscribe
button and bell icon now, so you don’t miss out on the introduction of the new inhabitants
to our Ant Room, and hit the LIKE button every single time, including now! There is also
some big news on the new Polyrhachis ants on El Dragon Island, but more on that in their
next update video! By the way, if you’re new the channel, I have
created a special FULL STORY LINE playlist with the complete stories of all your favourite
ant colonies on this channel. You can now watch how each colony began, follow their
epic journey, and better appreciate how far we’ve all come watching their lives unfold
before our very eyes. It’s just mind-blowing how epic the daily lives of ants are! AC Inner Colony, I have left a hidden cookie
for you here, if you would just like to watch extended play 4K footage of the Black Panthers
and surrounding creatures feeding on roach carcasses. It’s absolutely crazy footage,
guys so check it out! And now it’s time for the AC Question of the
Week! Last week we asked: Why was unclogging the spring pool in the
Golden Springs an important thing to do? Congratulations to Konrad’s World who correctly
answered: The water was not being filtered. Congratulations Konrad’s World you just won
a free ebook handbook from our shop! In this week’s AC Question of the Week, we
ask: What determines gender in ants? Leave your answer in the comments section
and you could win a free Hybrid Nest 2.0 Tetramorium version, the newest ant farm which just debuted
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Ant-Man in Wonderland: Marvel Through the Looking Glass

Ant-Man in Wonderland: Marvel Through the Looking Glass


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next move with Squarespace. On May 23, 1885, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson briefly wrote about strange hallucinations he experienced, followed by a headache. He noted that it was the
second time he was victim to such visual manifestations, leading some to speculate that perhaps the first experience was
years before in the 1860s when he was writing a book called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Strange drawings and
previous diary entries seem to support the idea that Carroll based at least some of Alice’s adventures on his own mental
misperceptions of the world. A neuropsychological condition known as Alice in Wonderland Syndrome describes the disorienting experience of perceiving distortions in reality, often followed by a migraine. In Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations,
he writes that quote, “It is not only the visual world “that may be affected in a migraine aura. “There may be hallucinations of body image “the feeling that one
is taller or shorter, “that one limb has
shrunk or grown gigantic, “that one’s body is tilted
at an angle, and so forth.” End quote. Throughout Alice’s adventure,
she constantly changes size, ranging from as big as a
house to as small as a mouse. This gimmick of having a character who can shrink and grow in size has fascinated audiences
and storytellers for ages, providing a ton of creative potential for imaginative action and adventures. And with a story as popular
and influential as Wonderland, not even Marvel can resist paying homage to Carroll’s classic with their own size-changing superhero, Ant-Man, who in his original
story, much like Alice, fell down a hole of curious discovery. When Ant-Man debuted in the comic story The Man in the Ant Hill from
1962, he wasn’t a superhero. He didn’t have a costume or
any supervillains to fight. Heck, he wasn’t even called Ant-Man, he was simply Hank Pym, a scientist who wanted to test and prove the success of his latest discovery, a potion that causes objects to shrink in scale. Pym saw the potential commercial and military uses of his technology, but he first needed to test
it out on a living subject. Who better than himself? He empties the bottle and
becomes the size of an ant. A size-altering potion in a bottle is familiar territory for
both Ant-Man and Alice. Although there were many objects that caused Alice to change size, the very first one was a
bottle with the label Drink Me which shrinks her down
to a few inches high. There was also some cake and a fan but the most consistent
way she changed size throughout her adventure was by nibbling on a peculiar mushroom revealed to Alice by her own helpful-ish
insect acquaintance. Not an ant, but a caterpillar. – One side will make you grow taller. – One side of what? – And the other side will
make you grow shorter. – The other side of what? – The mushroom, of course. – [Narrator] Through trial and error, Alice learned that the
piece of the mushroom in her right-hand made her shrink while the left-hand bit made her grow. This is mirrored in Ant-Man’s suit where the button on his
right hand reduces his size, and the button on his left… (dramatic music) (grunting) – Holy shit! – [Narrator] Oh, you get it. But when Scott Lang initially puts on the Ant-Man suit in the
film, his first obstacle is the fact that he’s stuck in
a bathtub as the water runs, threatening to wash him away. Hank Pym, over Scott’s headset,
calls this a trial by water. – [Hank] It’s a trial by fire Scott. Or in this case, water. – [Narrator] Alice goes
through a similar trial in chapter two of her story
titled The Pool of Tears. Early in Alice’s adventure, she simply tried to go
through a door into a garden, but even that proved no simple task. The door was small, and Alice had trouble becoming the proper
size to fit through it. As Alice kept growing
and shrinking in size trying to get it right,
she became frustrated with her situation and started weeping. Quote, “she sat down
and began to cry again, shedding gallons of tears, until there was a large
pool all around her, about four inches deep and
reaching half down the hall. End quote. When Alice shrank again, she nearly drowned in
her own pool of tears. In fact, during this moment in the story, Alice started getting smaller and smaller at such a rapid rate, that she was worried about
shrinking out of existence. Quote, “‘I must be growing small again.’ “She got up and went to the
table to measure herself by it, “and found that, as
nearly as she could guess, “she was now about two feet high, “and was going on shrinking rapidly. “She soon found out that the cause of this “was the fan she was holding,
and she dropped it hastily, “just in time to avoid
shrinking away altogether. “‘That was a narrow escape!’ said Alice, “a good deal frightened
at the sudden change, “but very glad to find
herself still in existence.” End quote. The fear of becoming so tiny that you risk shrinking away endlessly is a prominent plot point
in the Ant-Man movie, happening both to Scott
Lang and Janet Van Dyne. But alright, aside from
these more literal elements, the stories of Alice and Ant-Man, both Hank Pym and Scott Lang, share a similar theme of
following ones curiosity. – Curiouser and curiouser. – [Narrator] Alice was just laying around doing nothing special when
she saw a white rabbit panicking about being late,
run by and jump down a hole. Quote, “In another moment
went down Alice after it, “never once considering how in the world “she was to get out again.” End quote. In Hank Pym’s first adventure, he tested his experimental
serum on himself without a second thought. And with Scott Lang in the Ant-Man movie, he didn’t have to put on the suit. No one made him, and he
didn’t even know its function, but he was curious. Right before he shrinks
for the first time, he utters the words… – [Ant-Man] I wonder. – So, follow your curiosity. Ask questions, wonder. And don’t ever make me watch
Alice in Wonderland again. That movie gives me
actual, literal anxiety. So this was kind of a different
video than I normally do, let me know your thoughts in the comments or on twitter @NerdSync. Did you like it, did you hate it? Also, I have another
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