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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  • Prodigy-Ideology
    Prodigy-Ideology  1 hours back

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

    • Shaviah Ferguson
      Shaviah Ferguson  4 hours back

      They aren’t animals

      • Shortsy Stories
        Shortsy Stories  7 hours 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  10 hours back

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

          • StefanoEMP
            StefanoEMP  16 hours back

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

            • Jakov Krezo
              Jakov Krezo  21 hours back


              • BagelSecelle
                BagelSecelle  1 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  1 days back

                  3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

                  • F.B.I
                    F.B.I  2 days back

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

                    • NOODLES ARE NEEDLES
                      NOODLES ARE NEEDLES  3 days back

                      Thank you, for helping my biology project!

                      • GamingWithMatt
                        GamingWithMatt  4 days back

                        So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

                        • Till K.
                          Till K.  4 days back

                          Is this actually Happening? 🤔

                          • Eli jakubowicz
                            Eli jakubowicz  4 days back

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

                            • Foxyfoxgames 227
                              Foxyfoxgames 227  4 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  6 days back

                                More ant videos

                                • itachi quebrado ninja
                                  itachi quebrado ninja  6 days 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  1 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  1 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  7 days back

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

                                              • iron CYR
                                                iron CYR  1 weeks back

                                                Ants: have a war

                                                Human world wars: *insolence*

                                                • HeHe Boizzz
                                                  HeHe Boizzz  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • BlueYakes
                                                    BlueYakes  1 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 ?

                                                                                      • Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man

                                                                                        "A single ant is pretty useless, but together can achieve stunning feats."
                                                                                        -Apes- Ants together strong

                                                                                        • Yusti Arumni
                                                                                          Yusti Arumni  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Army ants:lets steal the food of this colony
                                                                                          Square boi:im gonna stop this ant whole career

                                                                                          • EDCHRIS Hanopol
                                                                                            EDCHRIS Hanopol  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Ants wages war against each other. While humans just pisses on them haha.

                                                                                            • Saimah Ali
                                                                                              Saimah Ali  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Army ants are good but there protecting there larvae