The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.

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  • Khaleesi No
    Khaleesi No  3 hours back

    Army Ants: *exists*
    Pheidole Obtusospinosa: (👁️👄👁️)

    • Kamier Kalif Taher
      Kamier Kalif Taher  10 hours back

      Me: ahh what beautiful grass
      Ants: NO MERCY!!!!

      • Jan Sommer
        Jan Sommer  1 days back

        Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

        • Ahmed Ali
          Ahmed Ali  1 days back

          Ants 'attacking"

          Other ant warkers: WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL

          • Prodigy-Ideology
            Prodigy-Ideology  2 days back

            I can see this as a movie or is it just me

            • Shaviah Ferguson
              Shaviah Ferguson  2 days back

              They aren’t animals

              • Shortsy Stories
                Shortsy Stories  2 days back

                Math doesn't check out, only way if ants are 20% of all biomass is if humans are an even larger part, which would mean all the rest of life(no plants) combined make up 50-60% of all biomass. Don't think so. Also couldn't find confirmation of the number in the sources of the sources provided in the description. Odd!

                • xyber6
                  xyber6  2 days back

                  Regardless of who wins the war... Khorne cares not where the blood flows.

                  • StefanoEMP
                    StefanoEMP  2 days back

                    Am I the only one thinking that an ant war game would be awesome?

                    • Jakov Krezo
                      Jakov Krezo  2 days back


                      • BagelSecelle
                        BagelSecelle  3 days back

                        Why my history teacher only thought me about battles of world war 1 and 2 and now the great ant war?

                        • Tchit87
                          Tchit87  3 days back

                          3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

                          • F.B.I
                            F.B.I  3 days back

                            Ants: I will make ww2 look like a tea party.

                            • NOODLES ARE NEEDLES
                              NOODLES ARE NEEDLES  4 days back

                              Thank you, for helping my biology project!

                              • GamingWithMatt
                                GamingWithMatt  5 days back

                                So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

                                • Till K.
                                  Till K.  6 days back

                                  Is this actually Happening? 🤔

                                  • Eli jakubowicz
                                    Eli jakubowicz  6 days back

                                    after humans, ants are the next most successful species in the world

                                    • Foxyfoxgames 227
                                      Foxyfoxgames 227  6 days back

                                      Queen:we need to block of the entrances
                                      Worker ant:what do we do?!?
                                      Queen ant:You have to put down the rocks and use your head
                                      Worker ant:OKEY DOCKEY!!!!!

                                      • Isaac of Thales
                                        Isaac of Thales  1 weeks back

                                        More ant videos

                                        • itachi quebrado ninja
                                          itachi quebrado ninja  1 weeks back

                                          TODDYNHO ESTAVA CERTO >:D

                                          • クロムート96
                                            クロムート96  1 weeks back


                                            • THE FALLACY HUNTER
                                              THE FALLACY HUNTER  1 weeks back

                                              At least their war will not threaten the earth

                                              • Ion Huang
                                                Ion Huang  1 weeks back

                                                I just find it as personification when leaf cutter worker ants just hold army ants in place while their soldiers rip their heads off.

                                                • The Peoples Republic Of Disney

                                                  Army ants over run there enemy’s with numbers.

                                                  The Soviet Union is pleased

                                                  • Necron
                                                    Necron  1 weeks back

                                                    These boys have some insane antics

                                                    • Desh Darkwolf
                                                      Desh Darkwolf  2 weeks back

                                                      solo lo vi en sugerencia el video y wow me enganche demasiado, yo pensaba que solamente atacaban por entrar a su territorio o algo asi :o

                                                      • Ronan Hayes
                                                        Ronan Hayes  2 weeks back

                                                        What would happen if they like : you know guys were all ants let's just stop fighting. so all ants stop fighting

                                                        • Fortune Master
                                                          Fortune Master  1 weeks back

                                                          Some might get upset, but it works only in fairy tales

                                                      • iron CYR
                                                        iron CYR  2 weeks back

                                                        Ants: have a war

                                                        Human world wars: *insolence*

                                                        • HeHe Boizzz
                                                          HeHe Boizzz  2 weeks back

                                                          *A n t s l i ke WaR*
                                                          Me: Wait.That exactly like us!

                                                          • BlueYakes
                                                            BlueYakes  2 weeks back

                                                            Grand Theft Anto

                                                            • Belinda Wong
                                                              Belinda Wong  2 weeks back

                                                              Adolf Hitler - I WILL START MANY WARS

                                                              Ants - Hold my beer

                                                              *i don’t know how wars work*

                                                              • Marmio64 Marmio64
                                                                Marmio64 Marmio64  2 weeks back

                                                                Total war: Ants when?

                                                                • Dabbing Cat
                                                                  Dabbing Cat  2 weeks back

                                                                  If I see another type of ant attacking a leaf cutter I’mma smash them

                                                                  • carlos cardoso uchia
                                                                    carlos cardoso uchia  2 weeks back

                                                                    awesome video...

                                                                    • Demian Miguel Rached
                                                                      Demian Miguel Rached  2 weeks back

                                                                      Visualmente creo q se volvió mi video favorito

                                                                      • Rosalba Ibarra
                                                                        Rosalba Ibarra  2 weeks back

                                                                        This is crazy

                                                                        • D.O.A Moba
                                                                          D.O.A Moba  2 weeks back

                                                                          Did ants have their own Jesus, Buddha, Nelson Mandela, or Donald Trump? No, thats why we are special

                                                                          • Max Xenofontov
                                                                            Max Xenofontov  2 weeks back

                                                                            I NEED a videogame about this!

                                                                            • Sobhan Gogoi
                                                                              Sobhan Gogoi  2 weeks back

                                                                              Army ant attack they said
                                                                              Sometimes brains are better then brawl they said.
                                                                              An ant with a square head- Say no more

                                                                              • hurze
                                                                                hurze  2 weeks back

                                                                                I wanna eat their larvae

                                                                                • haklısın ama
                                                                                  haklısın ama  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Scott lang is like

                                                                                  • Abylaikhan Kaldybek
                                                                                    Abylaikhan Kaldybek  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Really interesting. Thanks for Russian subtiters

                                                                                    • A_can_of_my_favorite_drink

                                                                                      Damn, Ants are Metal af

                                                                                      • Blockof Witches
                                                                                        Blockof Witches  2 weeks back

                                                                                        It’s funny to think about the people who just watched these ants live their lives to bring this information

                                                                                        • Ultimate Forge
                                                                                          Ultimate Forge  2 weeks back

                                                                                          So..... ants are literally just small people?

                                                                                          • Javier Gallegos
                                                                                            Javier Gallegos  2 weeks back

                                                                                            *this is why i want to be a ant*

                                                                                            • Rizal exe
                                                                                              Rizal exe  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Kenapa pas gambar peta ,pulau negara Indonesia cuma garis2 ?