These WEAVER ANTS Understand Sustainability

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My pet #WeaverAnts understand sustainability. In this week's episode, we discover how the Emerald Empire, our weaver ant colony housed in an enclosed terrarium, shows signs of understanding and applying principles of #sustainability. Watch how the ants manage their resources and impact on their enclosed environment to ensure their long term survival. Hopefully, we humans can also follow suit, in the age of climate change, over population, habitat destruction, over-farming, and mass species extinctions. #ecology
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AC Family, don't you find ant intelligence just mind-blowing?! This episode was incredibly hard to make, but it was all worth it. Hope you guys remember to hit LIKE, SHARE this with all your friends, leave me a COMMENT, and of course SUBSCRIBE (hit the BELL to join the Notifications Squad) to join our growing, nature-loving AC Family! Ant love forever!
Lumberjack king the great
Lumberjack king the great Před měsícem
We have to redefine what counts as a intelligent life form and if we find intelligent aliens they will be incredibly different to us
lalalovengun Před 2 měsíci
this is nothing short of excellence!!
Rainstrider Streamflower
Rainstrider Streamflower Před 2 měsíci
Can you give me the name of the sources of the soundtracks you've used?
Putin TheGreatOne
Putin TheGreatOne Před 8 měsíci
Polish scientists WHO WERE looking for bats discovered a massive wood ant colony in an abandoned nuke bunker. they ended up totally sealed in due to their nest building blocking ways in and out, allowance of the sun, so ZERO access to sun, ZERO access to food and water, they resorted to cannibalism by eating the abdomens of their fellow ants and not only didn't their population decrease, but their colony actually increased as scientists went back a year or so later to check on them, Scientists found bite marks on the other ants.they found their ant trash, cemetery and all. Scientists during their last trip there put ladders in so the ants could get out and became part of the forest where they had originally came from. Shows how adaptable a lot of species truly are. NATURE YOU SCARY!
Geoff Garret
Geoff Garret Před 9 měsíci
i found this channel a few days ago but i love it... it really calms me dow!
Chloe Hull
Chloe Hull Před 7 dny
more fresh larvae are created and we've seen footage of alive emerald queens
MrKubaxius Před 12 dny
AC: I could watch these ants for hours and hours Me, watching his videos for at least the last eight hours: yea
Claire F
Claire F Před 16 dny
So you’re saying in order to stop climate change we must live in trees and use our unborn children as glue?
Brian Lo
Brian Lo Před 18 dny
Also, Ants have been here since The dinosaurs but those are the early types
Brian Lo
Brian Lo Před 18 dny
''Weaver ants'' Nooooo!!!
Gamer at Work PC & Console Gamer
Gamer at Work PC & Console Gamer Před 27 dny
Vital timing
Lu Wah
Lu Wah Před měsícem
Cai Malang
Cai Malang Před měsícem
hello im new
Iain Smith
Iain Smith Před měsícem
fire ant: so what do we do boss? other fire ant: KILLLLLLLL ITTTTTTTT ALLLLLLLL weaver ants: ok so we must conserve our plants win the war by brains. other weaver ant: but we don't have brains.
Guilherme Inácio
Guilherme Inácio Před měsícem
Lumberjack king the great
Lumberjack king the great Před měsícem
We as a species have a big ego we consider our selves superior to all other life form saying we're the most intelligent. But in reality . Ants are over there using. Resources responsibly while we destroy the environment. The ants have been here for millions of years while we just got here but we've caused. Extreme environmental damage in a few hundred years few decades even.
GalaxyBlazing Před měsícem
They just use their brood to use as glue. lol
Adella Jay
Adella Jay Před měsícem
I wish I have the characteristics of these weaver ants..... Hardworking, Good Communicators, Strong, Intelligent, Persevering, Adaptable, Apathetic over a dead Queen, Hard to Convince, Masochistic, Helping by volunteering as a bridge
mariarosa perez
mariarosa perez Před měsícem
The evidence was that there were new eggs and larvae
Papaya Girl
Papaya Girl Před měsícem
How does a animal with a teeny tiny brain do such amazing thing while some humans can’t even be smart enough to Use vaccines
Daniel Fly
Daniel Fly Před měsícem
these ants are smarter then a lot of humans
Jake Dingwall
Jake Dingwall Před měsícem
AC what if you used artificial pants so the leaves didn't rot away?
Kishor Rathva
Kishor Rathva Před měsícem
how do they communicate and work as team ? who decides where to build their next nest? this is amazing !!!
Kishor Rathva
Kishor Rathva Před měsícem
how do they communicate and work as team ? who decides where to build their next nest? this is amazing !!!
Wersjon Před měsícem
I wonder how many people will come here from new Kurzgesagt video
Steve Nolan
Steve Nolan Před měsícem
These are definitely my favorite to watch
Terrie Kendziorski
Terrie Kendziorski Před měsícem
AC question of the week answer: The ants are exploding in population and there acting very smart And because the ants aren’t worrying about the dead ant queen And last because there are princesses and males.
Brenda Gonzalez
Brenda Gonzalez Před 2 měsíci
I think that there is a queen bc they wouldnt be building so much for nothing they need for there QUEEN to be very comfortable so there building a great home for there GREAT QUEEN ..YESS
JDM Gaming
JDM Gaming Před 2 měsíci
The thing with ants, they all have a set of rules in which they all have to follow, and are extremely disciplined. Whereas humans have completely different emotions and hobbies/jobs there is no set goal for the world of people
Michael W
Michael W Před 2 měsíci
These ants are smarter than a lot of people I know.
lalalovengun Před 2 měsíci
great video!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it!
craig keahey
craig keahey Před 2 měsíci
Two questions: I am a grown man and I have not always had interest in Ants (this started for me by looking for a no-kill way to keep wild ants out of my dogs food bowl and my home) but I've been watching these videos for a few months now. I have come to admire ants and the wild ants outside my kitchen window stay out of my home and eat the cockroaches that have been bad in my neighborhood in the past but now I tell all my neighbors to leave the ants alone for at least this reason. Would it help or be problematic in some way for me to offer my wild ant neighbors food? I was hoping feeding them could help them grow stronger with less work to get their food but don't know if offering them food would spoil their appetite for the cockroaches in the neighborhood. Also is it safe to offer them a small amount of pure organic honey?
Lindhurst Meadows
Lindhurst Meadows Před 2 měsíci
When I was a young kid due to my poor sight I just thought ants were moving lines
mac command
mac command Před 3 měsíci
I wish i had a big green leaf house
MicaJade Bartolata
MicaJade Bartolata Před 3 měsíci
I love that he always says "belive me guys,this episode will trully blow your mind" but it littelary killed my mind 🥴🤕
Lahiru Dinalankara
Lahiru Dinalankara Před 3 měsíci
HA, Only if the Roman empire thought of this.
Belu tamara Montoya cadillo
Belu tamara Montoya cadillo Před 3 měsíci
Ants always leave me amazed, they understand the importance of balance for sustainability. They don't take more than they need and respect the nature where they live. 😍😍😍😍 I'm a fan from Peru 🇵🇪
BigForeHead101 Před 3 měsíci
ants dont care about larve life they just care about the them being a glue bottle
Kristi Russell
Kristi Russell Před 3 měsíci
There planing
Jake Lacaden
Jake Lacaden Před 3 měsíci
I can't not see the queen
Jake Lacaden
Jake Lacaden Před 3 měsíci
Can you catch a termites that make fungus garden and a mound ?
Jake Lacaden
Jake Lacaden Před 3 měsíci
The small nest is a satelite nest🤨
Jake Lacaden
Jake Lacaden Před 3 měsíci
When Freddie mercury was a Filipino...yay!
ReapersMelody Před 3 měsíci
Waver Ant soldier:Build Faster! Ignore the Big Sun That Watches Us A Worker:But The Sun Can Glow? Why Isint it growing Queen: ಠ_ಠ Weaver ant soldier:I Dont Know Just Build The Nest And Do What you do! Queen:Just Jump one the sun! Idiots!
Rob Smith
Rob Smith Před 3 měsíci
How many 🐜 species do you have
MR CHEESE FAMILY Před 4 měsíci
How do i get an ant queen
Christine Zhu
Christine Zhu Před 4 měsíci
I have a theory that we will shrink ourselves in the future to be like ants. lol
Popyax Playz
Popyax Playz Před 4 měsíci
It just so satisfying to see ant colonies grow
Popyax Playz
Popyax Playz Před 4 měsíci
Don't panic
Don't panic Před 4 měsíci
Feed, mate, kill, repeat..why humans do best.
Melissa Szoff
Melissa Szoff Před 4 měsíci
I deeply respect and admire the weaver ants of the Emerald Empire, They are also frickin adorable.
Not Available
Not Available Před 5 měsíci
I think humans underestimate all animals’ intelligence
Cheung Charlie
Cheung Charlie Před 5 měsíci
You now what, when i was 7 i catch a queen ant and i gave it to my friend she lose it in a taxi oof
Cheung Charlie
Cheung Charlie Před 5 měsíci
In School
Cheung Charlie
Cheung Charlie Před 5 měsíci
It have wings
Cheung Charlie
Cheung Charlie Před 5 měsíci
I think it die
spectacular 1000
spectacular 1000 Před 5 měsíci
the larvae are silk guns
Ahmeed khayaat
Ahmeed khayaat Před 5 měsíci
Off course ants are much more intelligent than we think so, In my religion Islam we have a full chapter named after them, this is the meaning of the verse from Quran (Till, when they came to the valley of the ants, one of the ants said: "O ants! Enter your dwellings, lest Sulaimân (Solomon) and his hosts should crush you, while they perceive not) and verse (19. So he [Sulaimân (Solomon)] smiled, amused at her speech[1] and said: "My Lord! Grant me the power and ability that I may be grateful for Your Favours which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do righteous good deeds that will please You, and admit me by Your Mercy among Your righteous slaves.") Verse 18 and 19 from surrah An-Naml.
Sam Samma
Sam Samma Před 5 měsíci
I’m a new subscriber and honestly you make me love ants I love your channel
Obsidianchi Před 5 měsíci
The inside of the nest looks like an emerald
Jonathan Y
Jonathan Y Před 5 měsíci
It is times like these where we need to think like ants, making decisions and taking actions for the collective benefit of the colony.
Lee Gaming
Lee Gaming Před 6 měsíci
Next Episode : Weaver ants discovered flex tape and used them to make bases
DaxiDing Před 6 měsíci
Dude I will scream if a ant land on my head
jayden young
jayden young Před 6 měsíci
But won't you have to add more plants when the plants wither and died?
Lowell Sunga
Lowell Sunga Před 6 měsíci
10:17 the queen
The Gaytheist
The Gaytheist Před 6 měsíci
I think ants are more intelligent than humans, but humans think they're more intelligent because they have a very biased way of measuring intellect.
The Gaytheist
The Gaytheist Před 6 měsíci
Fun fact: ants have the biggest brains in relation to their body size. Their brain to body ratio is 1 to 7. Humans, meanwhile, are 1:40. To put that into perspective, if an ant was the size of a full grown man, their brains would weigh ~28 lbs. The brain of the average man weighs ~3 lbs.
VINE LORD Před 7 měsíci
Do they send Serton ants to kill or do they all go
Gustavo Miranda Photography
Gustavo Miranda Photography Před 7 měsíci
Before the 🔥 nation was my favorite, but the weaver ants got me
Dooby doo Plays
Dooby doo Plays Před 7 měsíci
What I’m learning from watching these videos: ants are smarter than humans
rl player
rl player Před 7 měsíci
is the guy that makes the vids and edits immortal?
Maxerblaster 1
Maxerblaster 1 Před 7 měsíci
We should call them team trees
Mae Auditore
Mae Auditore Před 7 měsíci
What kind of government ants adopt? Comunism? Democratic? Monarchy?
h3ro75 dhasep
h3ro75 dhasep Před 7 měsíci
Weaver ants the Crafters
Kinetic B
Kinetic B Před 7 měsíci
I think mathematics is a tool to substitute the scientific instinct we humans lack of
Turen Foxdale
Turen Foxdale Před 8 měsíci
The Emerald Empire is DEFINITELY my favorite colony you have!!!!
NietHugo Před 8 měsíci
smaragdina kinda looks like the dutch word "smaragd" what means emerald
Jolly Před 8 měsíci
what if you plave weaver ants into a huge tank but there’s no trees? what would they do? can they start digging?
Katrina Evans
Katrina Evans Před 8 měsíci
I dont like bugs or ants but i binge watch this channel and i have to say weaver ants are so cute.... to call an ant cute ive come a long way lol
tommy miller
tommy miller Před 8 měsíci
for sure the supply of protein and other foods will limit growth
Jeremie Mazerolle
Jeremie Mazerolle Před 8 měsíci
You should refer to them as tribes, since they nomadically move from area to area, and they should be called the emerald allience instead
Peter Borland
Peter Borland Před 8 měsíci
Ok, I’ll submit to the subscription. Turns out I’m an ant nerd now 🤓
Lynn Eaton
Lynn Eaton Před 8 měsíci
In 50 years the only ants left are his 4000 colonies...
Celestail The Cosmos dragon
Celestail The Cosmos dragon Před 8 měsíci
Ant love forever
scarlett the dumbass
scarlett the dumbass Před 8 měsíci
An ant's kiss may hide a sneaky form of communication. ... Social insects-like ants, bees, and wasps-have long been known to pass food to one another through mouth-to-mouth exchange, a behavior known as trophallaxis. They store liquid food in “social stomachs,” or crops, from which they can regurgitate it later.
ryan whitehead
ryan whitehead Před 8 měsíci
Should do a time laps
Sammy Rumour
Sammy Rumour Před 8 měsíci
I'm a new subscriber & have been binge watching old episodes for a week now. My mind has been blown so many times!!! This episode made me think back to Antstore & the asian weaver ants creating their nest against the glass. I wonder if the reason they did that was to preserve the plant inside the enclosure? Another example of their understanding of sustainability maybe?!?
AntsCanada Před 8 měsíci
Oh, you're so right! This is plausible!
Val Leach
Val Leach Před 8 měsíci
Question: will the ants keep multiplying or do they know when to stop based on the size of their environment?
Chelsea Vaughn
Chelsea Vaughn Před 8 měsíci
Can you show us a map of the ants all over the world.
King Goose
King Goose Před 8 měsíci
Song name please 11:08
R u sure the ants just aren't hungry ya know?... then get rly hungry again
B Guy
B Guy Před 8 měsíci
I love the weaver ants!!!! 😍😍😍. And you posted this video on my birthday 👏🏽👏🏽‼️‼️
Dan Před 8 měsíci
edit longer shots, let us enjoy the footage with enough time to actually look at it... instead of cutting one shot into like 5 pieces let us just look at it please.
Dee Lee
Dee Lee Před 8 měsíci
WE WANT THE WORLD TO BE LIKE THAT GUYS!!!!! ants are lucky to be that willing to give themselves to the "collective" but ppl arent ants... ppl work in "Individual" Units best... governments dont care about mother earth, which is why in countries where power is given to the "individual" the environment is more well looked after.. CO2 is good for the earth. carbon tax is only good for wealth redistribution and mass communist 1 world Regime implementation.... idk about you, I like my earth to be a mystery, self contained... not tinkered by ppl.. Nature creates CO2 its natural.
Daque Kenfor
Daque Kenfor Před 8 měsíci
Do you think the weaver ants would nest in a artificial plant? Silk leaves or plastic leaves? To them it would be a nest that never shriveled and died.
Anxiety Attack
Anxiety Attack Před 8 měsíci
They still need the natural humidity coming from the leaves of a real plant
CyberRabid Před 8 měsíci
Nah...we're doomed! ☠
Mystxc Před 8 měsíci
this is proof that ants are not stupid.
Bad Brains
Bad Brains Před 9 měsíci
I wonder would they build on an artificial plant if there was nothing else available
chris Před 9 měsíci
we should be like ants squish babys till the goo comes out to use as glue for your house
Frisbee Dog
Frisbee Dog Před 9 měsíci
What you gunna do when there’s no more places for leaf nests 🤔
Lii 11
Lii 11 Před 9 měsíci
Someone once said if you want to learn of life look at animals and insects. Good video
Joel Dooley
Joel Dooley Před 9 měsíci
This video made me a new subscriber @AntsCanada I love the complexity and understanding of these ants. I run D&D Homebrew games and I made a crazy encounter for my friends by having them interact with a Dire Weaver Ant colony that kept the balance of a massive Forest's cycles. The party being completely ignorant as to the ant's purpose immediately saw them as threats but ended up helping them keep their balance in the end.
Best boy Ty
Best boy Ty Před 9 měsíci
Bruh these ants are smarter than i'll ever be
keensweep Před 9 měsíci
Have you tried black lights for night viewing?
Geronimo apache
Geronimo apache Před 9 měsíci
Long live the Emerald Empire!!! ´=))) they are smarter than us dude ´=D
Neftali Cortez
Neftali Cortez Před 9 měsíci
A year later they have buildings holy jesus
Dayton McNeil
Dayton McNeil Před 9 měsíci
So your view of sustainability, in part, is restricting birth rates. Just how do you think that should be imposed on humans?
geetee50 Před 9 měsíci
i think you have a very good point , they should recognize the best choice of plant and maybe the plant to the left has less tension in the leaf structure, maybe you could test the force needed to bend both, wouldn't it be amazing if they learned to prune back unsuitable shoots so as to allow growth that works better for them ....yeh right ;-)
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