ANTSTORE: World of Ants | An Ant Lover's Wonderland



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    Today, we visit the amazing Antstore World of Ants in Berlin, Germany and check out their awesome collection of ant colonies and ant keeping equipment, as well as chat with its founder Marten about the various species of ants they keep, the ant keeping hobby, and why they sell ants from other countries, despite the on going heated debate on the keeping of local vs non-local ant species within the global ant keeping community. Hope you guys enjoy today's info-packed episode and enjoy watching the various ants featured in this video. #Antstore #Interview #ExoticAnts
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    1. AntsCanada

      Hi AC Family, sorry for the late video again this week! It's been a mission to put this week's episode together, but I am thrilled to be able to show you guys this Wonderland for Ant Lovers - Antstore Berlin! It was amazing to chat with Marten about ant keeping and explore the ants they have! Which of the ant colonies did you like? I was inspired with new ideas for our ants in the Antiverse! Be sure to hit the LIKE button, if you enjoyed this week's episode, SHARE it with your friends, leave me a COMMENT, and of course SUBSCRIBE to this channel (hit the BELL for notifications) to join the AC Family! We're over 3 Million ant lovers strong, guys! Ant love forever!

      1. Benjamin Rodriguez

        Quality over quantity. This was a great update

      2. chamillion questions

        What is happening with the chameleon

      3. Pawel Szczepaniak

        Hi I love your channel it is any chance we can meet i am on holiday in Philippines

      4. cringy gingy

        It's fine you can take all the time you need

      5. Augustine Jackson

        I want the termites to come back

    2. Christopher Graham

      I think you should keep existing setups the way they are. On future setups, I think it would be interesting to create a setup where the ants can be viewed in the nest (but keep the biology of an terrarium/outworks) but with the requisite privacy expected by the species you choose to put in the new setup. I wouldn’t want to ants to get stressed out by all the peeping eyes! Haha

    3. LIL WOrMeY

      I have an ant farm wid a queen that’s already layed eggs

    4. Johannes Näsman

      Pretty obvious the Titans need way more digging/nesting area than above grounds 8)

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    7. Tobit amaze

      WOW THATS SO COOL I LOVE IT!! make More please Where is the Antstores I wanna buy

    8. TriHard

      5:57 wtf? He said the n word.

    9. Special_Bread

      I love ants, I love Ants Canada, but you gotta admit people who keep ants look like ants.

    10. Tanner Harvey

      This was SUCH an interesting episode. It's always worth the wait Mikey. :)

    11. Mewtu 51

      Wait- Why didn't i know that there is an ant store in Berlin?! I'm not living so far from Berlin... I should get there as soon as possible :3

    12. The Wandering Rambler

      Well when we Germans do something, we do it good and efficiently.

    13. Krzysztof Słabon

      I just catch my first Lasius Niger in Poland (we call them here Hurtnica Pospolita). I can't wait for first workers, and how will my first colony grow :)

    14. Cisneros H

      Step 1. Go to YT Search Step 2. Search this keyword: Mimi Kid Art Step 3. Enjoy! ANTSTORE: World of Ants | An Ant Lover's Wonderland I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

    15. DraconiteDragon PE

      I have a question are you a filipino? Pls heart the comment if you are cause I am

    16. crazygame crafter

      get leafcutters?

    17. WAR*SIGIL

      Have you ever watch zefrank1 about ant mutualism? Its funny trust me, you'll laugh very hard!

    18. Roxanne Wilson

      how do i choose what species of ant to try and find when you have a lot of species native to your area? i live in KS and the list of Native species is so long i don't know where to begin.

    19. Luis G.

      hehehe lmao he said niger

    20. DaReal Vit0


    21. Lambo Tango

      Goes to the ant shop just to realise it’s his room

    22. Gavatron80 bemongo

      u should use that leaf cutter ant idea for the fire nation

    23. Gabs' Ameisen

      Great Video! One day, I will get there too... living in the same country Antstore ist located in should help, I guess...

    24. The Pixel Key

      I actually got here from pouring molten aluminum in an ant hill

      1. koekyfloekyboe official channel

        From watching millions of ants die, to seeing someone own millions of ants must be a weird turn for you're day

    25. Sid B

      You speak as if you’re always constipated

    26. Entranced Optics

      My favorite videos are the ones in which you make unique setups for each ant species that looks like its own miniature world for the ants, in which it is very clear that careful thought is being put into maintaining interspecies mingling, plants and foliage, security, population regulation, and it's all done naturally. For me, personally, I love it when you go into detail about every little creature you add into your ants colonies, from frogs to fish to plants and so on. Learning about why these different things fit together in a miniature world is interesting to me. It's a crazy wild and interesting concept you don't see anywhere else. Perhaps if you were to do it, a way to go about it is to build it underneath the miniature world, as if it were an extension of the underground, so your ants could nest deep below the surface there and pop up to scavenge in the miniature world as an outworld.

    27. Vincetrucker

      I have three lasius Niger colonies in my Garden in germany

    28. Eric M

      I like both kinds of set ups but my favorite are when you have water creatures and ants :)

    29. Ed Wilson

      just add a tube to your out world. connect it to a glass formicarium. 2 birds stoned at once.

    30. Sophia chath

      😀 What a great video.

    31. xochitl silva

      Get leaf cuter ants

    32. Taastyy

      Jemand Deutsches hier? xD

    33. Clash King


    34. Heavy Fate

      Why not both let them choose it’s kinda like living in a mansion with lost of land and being kicked out and living in a trashy trailer

    35. Elmer Balota

      ...Ants in Berlin... Oh my god, The prophecy is true, Look out for the Antzies

    36. Brian Yach

      Couldn't you have two colonies of one or more of the same species of ant. One setup where you can see inside the nest and the other setup just done as you normally keep them?

    37. Ronin Nic

      I like your terrariums, it adds to the stories you tell.

    38. Ed Tolleson Jr

      I think his reasoning for keeping non-native species was well thought out and very professional and also the reason he doesn't sell the more invasive species. Overall, the ant store was very awesome and impressive. My favorite ant keeper is still Mikey Bustos and #antscanada

    39. Briony Hall

      I think that, if you live in areas probe to earthquakes/tornados/etc then you should only have native ants.

    40. CrypticSnow

      i thought the leaf cutter ant was pretty amazing. That fungus garden they made though, 10/10.

    41. Jesse Chavez

      Amazing..... leaf cutter ants are amazingly smart

    42. The Great BOI

      "Hey who else wants to go to the ANT store"

    43. Jesse Haines

      Man I just got to say I’m not a huge ant buff but you sure know how to captivate an audience! Awesome channel and content. Thanks for sharing your passion.

    44. TheJericho1123

      fire your camera guy.

    45. dangerkatz

      Two of my coworkers & I took time during our break to admire some queens that had just touched down in the parking lot at our job. Its great to see the ant love continue throughout the world.

    46. Mark N.

      “I sell ants and ant accessories!”

    47. Mark N.

      Is antscanada single?

    48. Satori-kun

      I'm baffled how poorly he speaks english, he looks not so old. For you non germans: english teaching in germany back then was actually pretty bad so despite the fact that everyone had english in school most of them can't form even easy coherent sentences. I think the millennials are the first generation who overall are fluent in english, but he looks like he is in his 30s and he runs a business which operates internationally, he should be able to speak English better. Especially the part starts at 14:36 make me cringe, it's not that hard dude please try harder to pronunciate the words correctly °~°

    49. Amazing Gamer

      They live in harmony unlike we do, we need to change that

    50. Wolfy Bear

      If i was to have ants as pets i would have ones that can't climb glass

    51. IcedNinja

      Dieser typ8svje deutsch englosche akzent

    52. jackylovescar

      i like weaver ant because they were orange cause i like orange

    53. TheMarloupi

      Hey, please use a steadycam setup for interviews, i felt the shaking, in the beginning, really unpleasant.. Also Great Video, and Ant Love from Germany!

    54. mary dorothy prestoza

      wow thahts mikey bustos

    55. Marysol Deeley

      Amazing! Thank you for this!

    56. Therese Paula Cantor

      ANOOO???!!! why is it only know that ants canada is mikey bustos 😓😭😬

    57. Shin Chan

      Lasius Niger. Here in Cologne (Germany) I've my Queen Ashara indoor and also in my garden a huge colony. I love to see them figting wasps, to defend their honeywater and the meat I give them.

    58. LookCloser

      Hello antscanada! I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to keep and care for ants. I am 12 years old and have had a fascination with ants for my whole life, but until about half a year ago, keeping them was only a fantasy. Around that time, I first saw your channel and it opened my eyes to a new world. And since then, I have bought a hybrid nest gear pack and am now caring for 3 young, happy, healthy ant colonies. You have changed my life, and opened my eyes to a world I thought I would never see. You are an inspiration to everyone in the world to care for life, and appreciate its miracles and beauty. Thank you! Ant love forever! ❤️🐜❤️

    59. lordbores22

      I wish I could name a ant colony I love your channel

    60. cool kid

      that lasius ants colleny is tiny in europe on my back ally there all uder the wall wich is about 12 foot there not poisonious and cant bite threw skin i fed the a live daddy longlegs and they all stretched each limb then 1 ant stated biting its head

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    62. Benjamin Rodriguez

      I love these videos. Thank you for showcasing the lives of these amazing animals. Since some ants are photosensitive, I think it would be awesome to have a clear border for the underground that you could keep covered during the day, but open up when you wanted to see what they were doing in low-light conditions. I wish we could follow one ant in each colony throughout their day too.

    63. alfredo cervantes

      hey antscanada maybe you can do a tutorial how to start a ant youtube channel

    64. Relics Gaming

      This ants looks like the ant nest that I moved my chair after years and I found a colony of them both larvae and pupae. But the queen escaped

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    66. palacio amer

      I hope you ant leaf cutter ant i love those ants

    67. Hamster Squeakery

      I just watched a few vids and realized having ants is like having a hamster. Make sure they don’t escape , make sure they have food and water , and they have cages and burrows

    68. HamJokes


    69. Coulten D'Arnall

      I prefer to see ants in a bio-active terrarium, or palludarium/vivarium. (which ever one you call them)