The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant

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      1. patrix201 guajardo salazar

        Agan un juego basado en esta animasion bista desde arriba se puede elejin un tipo de ormiga un mapa jenial una colonia mejorable seria increible

      2. Anan Zaaa XD

        6 tı satılık

      3. rizky brata

        Please indonesian subtitle

    2. Jake Tarantula and mice videos 2.0

      Him one ant is useless bull ants hold my cricket

    3. DangerDrive

      Bucciarati XD

    4. S hut Z

      Imagine if ants started randomly mass reproducing to attack humans.

    5. Ur Boi

      So fucking cool

    6. Melted Nipples

      In the grim darkness of the colonies, there is only war

    7. Giovanni

      Kurzgesagt: The diet of the army ant species Nomamyrmex esenbekii consists mostly of the larvae of other ants. Me: So, bascically they are paedophiles of the Ant world. No wonder why ant species go crazy when the spot them

    8. CopperyMarrow15

      army ant: *exist* squarehead ant: "I'm about to end this man's whole career."

    9. Khaleesi No

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

    10. Kamier Kalif Taher

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

    11. Jan Sommer

      Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

    12. Ahmed Ali

      Ants 'attacking" Other ant warkers: WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL

    13. Prodigy-Ideology

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

    14. Shaviah Ferguson

      They aren’t animals

    15. Shortsy Stories

      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!

    16. xyber6

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

    17. StefanoEMP

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

    18. Jakov Krezo


    19. BagelSecelle

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

    20. Tchit87

      3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

    21. F.B.I

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


      Thank you, for helping my biology project!

    23. GamingWithMatt

      So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

    24. Till K.

      Is this actually Happening? 🤔

    25. Eli jakubowicz

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

    26. Foxyfoxgames 227

      3:52 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!!!!!

    27. Isaac of Thales

      More ant videos

    28. itachi quebrado ninja


    29. クロムート96



      At least their war will not threaten the earth

    31. Ion Huang

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

    32. The Peoples Republic Of Disney

      Army ants over run there enemy’s with numbers. The Soviet Union is pleased

    33. Necron

      These boys have some insane antics

    34. Desh Darkwolf

      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

    35. Ronan Hayes

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

      1. Fortune Master

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

    36. iron CYR

      Ants: have a war Human world wars: *insolence*

    37. HeHe Boizzz

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

    38. BlueYakes

      Grand Theft Anto

    39. Belinda Wong

      Adolf Hitler - I WILL START MANY WARS Ants - Hold my beer *i don’t know how wars work*

    40. Marmio64 Marmio64

      Total war: Ants when?

    41. Dabbing Cat

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

    42. carlos cardoso uchia

      awesome video...

    43. Demian Miguel Rached

      Visualmente creo q se volvió mi video favorito

    44. Rosalba Ibarra

      This is crazy

    45. D.O.A Moba

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

    46. Max Xenofontov

      I NEED a videogame about this!

    47. Sobhan Gogoi

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

    48. hurze

      I wanna eat their larvae

    49. haklısın ama

      Scott lang is like

    50. Abylaikhan Kaldybek

      Really interesting. Thanks for Russian subtiters

    51. A_can_of_my_favorite_drink

      Damn, Ants are Metal af

    52. Blockof Witches

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

    53. Ultimate Forge

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

    54. Javier Gallegos

      *this is why i want to be a ant*

    55. Rizal exe

      Kenapa pas gambar peta ,pulau negara Indonesia cuma garis2 ?

    56. Larry Cosmoc, The Brownie Man

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

    57. Yusti Arumni

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

    58. EDCHRIS Hanopol

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

    59. Saimah Ali

      Army ants are good but there protecting there larvae

    60. Elenicia Santos

      faz dos termites

    61. Weird Kid

      What if there will be a evolution of ants where they team up with eachother and kill humans🤔

    62. Fried chicken Watermelon

      What are his animations

      1. Rainbow Shrimp

        Fried chicken Watermelon animations

    63. jayvhon calma

      Ants invented warfare humans are about or have perfected it

    64. Shees Sajjad Gul


    65. Patatamanjhui

      You imagine a Nazi ant? Lol

    66. Encep Jones

      So basicaly, army ant is the mongols of ant world

    67. patrix201 guajardo salazar

      Si se basara un juego con esta animasion bista desde arriba se aria un buen juego

    68. Will Zhao

      AntsCanada is his own army

    69. Mimine 2002

      Dude mine were cannibals

    70. The Yangem

      7:00 Humans: ya know, I want to kill you, but you can kill me back so nah Ants: *BRUH, DID YOU JUST EXIST? IMMA KILL YOU FOR THAT*