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The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

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In nearly every corner of the Earth, ants wage war against each other. Their weapons are what nature gave them. Some have strong armour, deadly stingers or sharp mandibles. And then there is this tiny, and not very impressive ant. But it rules the biggest empire any ant has ever built. A colony spanning continents and fighting wars that leave millions of casualties. Let’s take a look at this unlikely warrioress: Linepithema humile, the Argentine ant.
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting us in making this video. Go to curiositystream.com/kurzgesagt for a free 31-day-trial.
Stefan Zalega
Stefan Zalega 12 days ago
Is there going to be a part 3?
Kobe Leona
Kobe Leona 16 days ago
DankMemes Studios z
Christoffer Bouwer
Christoffer Bouwer 19 days ago
Hello, do they actually kill bees like the video sort of shows? If so, then you might just have found the reason for them disappearing :o
Ruth Velez
Ruth Velez 20 days ago
Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell You make great videos! Haha.
Andrew Mullin
Andrew Mullin 5 hours ago
Who else is scanning their room for Argentine Ants?
Canadian Maps
Canadian Maps 6 hours ago
Didn't Black Crazy ants take over everything?
DKMBstudio
DKMBstudio 6 hours ago
how many wars do you have to fight? ants: yes
Khatharr Malkavian
Khatharr Malkavian 6 hours ago
This is the way the world will end; not with a bang, but with a skitter-skitter-skitter.
k158 my beer you will hold
Honestly we need to start whipping out half these insects cuz this can't be good for our ecosystem
unidune te
unidune te 9 hours ago
Ants are worse than humans then?
Tony Christian
Tony Christian 11 hours ago
dont worry they will be nerfed in the next update.
r slash beltran
r slash beltran 12 hours ago
Linepithema Humiliated
Athena Animates
Athena Animates 13 hours ago
Humans: we rule most of the earth’s grounds Ants: Hahaha... you don’t know what you’re talking about...
oliver kuurne tervo
oliver kuurne tervo 13 hours ago
Give us more
pavi shankar
pavi shankar 14 hours ago
So Argentine ants are basically the Corporate world
Noriaki Kakyoin
Noriaki Kakyoin 14 hours ago
Man ID love to see these vs evry other ant together
Foggy Animation
Foggy Animation 20 hours ago
insects are damn filthy pests be happy camper if the disgusting creatures wher all wiped out we could use droid robot insects instead to take care of nature though they are still just as creepy ... All insects should just be eradicated and the world would be a better place
terrorcop101
terrorcop101 21 hour ago
Is this supposed to be a living allegory for colonization?
Chicken Reaper512
Chicken Reaper512 22 hours ago
Argentine ants are basically Soviet numbers and Empire of Japan's spirits.
Mateo Lucas
Mateo Lucas 23 hours ago
So... that’s what China do?
vass 0612
vass 0612 23 hours ago
Argentine arts sound like African tribes
Juan José Oñate
Las hormigas rugbiers :v
Aimee McGregor
t h e a n t
Cringe Lord
Cringe Lord Day ago
"Let's put liquid alluminum in the colonies!"
Robo Void
Robo Void Day ago
These ants are more violent than a serial killer.
sourabh
sourabh Day ago
That was some intense ant history.
Mohamad Balawi
3:50 *Argentine Ant: it's free real estate*
mishoo
mishoo Day ago
man fuck these little bitches
Kevin B.
Kevin B. Day ago
Fire ants rule my yard.
The YouTube Algorithms
This animation makes the Argentine ants look cute...
TRICKSHOT 458
ARGENTINE ANT THE SOVIET UNION OF ANT WORLD
saimah abinal
Fire ants are sting me🐜🐜🐜
0 content
0 content Day ago
UK:We almost lost WW2 Russia:lost? I was about to be a goner! France:I was a goner! Germany:I lost 2 huge Wars! Ants:you guys count wars?
William Panteleris
These ants are way too much like humans
It's BeastR 29
they're basically the ussr
Antonio Vincitorio
I need a game of this
God of Minecraft
Conclusion: Ants are racist
10,000 subs with no vids
God: How fast do you want to reproduce? Argentine ants: *yes*
BloodBound
BloodBound 2 days ago
**A wild Argentine Ant has appeared** **ME** Stomp! **Wild Argentine Ant has fainted** **2 CM gained!**
lux luscious
lux luscious 2 days ago
Wow, *WWII is more different than I remember.*
SayuByTheBayou
SayuByTheBayou 2 days ago
who else was itching themselves during this video?
verdatum
verdatum 2 days ago
MORE ANT VIDEOS PLEASE.
Mr.FuhrerAndGas
Mr.FuhrerAndGas 2 days ago
That's a lot of anthill art
Mr. GoldyGold
Mr. GoldyGold 2 days ago
The Great World War Ant
m. bukhori
m. bukhori 2 days ago
Imagine if ants are capable of developing modern weapons
Zandragon Zaron
Zandragon Zaron 2 days ago
If fireants go to France, can we name it "Overlord vol.2"?
Zoodle
Zoodle 2 days ago
Nobody: Literally nobody: Argentine ants: ArE YuO ChAlEnGiNg uS
Brvndon_chills_hard
This is an ant’s world we just live in it
Hi hi
Hi hi 2 days ago
Communist ants
galgenvogel
galgenvogel 2 days ago
So, Zergrush?
Flex Gaming
Flex Gaming 2 days ago
Hitler has joined the chat
Michael Pierson
Michael Pierson 2 days ago
Those ants sounds like Nazis
Berserker 201
Berserker 201 3 days ago
i was so invested
Ibot Anay onotrah
Worls war ant the 183649nth time
Penta!
Penta! 3 days ago
The sun never sets on the ant kingdom, huh
Ginger
Ginger 4 days ago
Humans are like Argentine ants "They can't stop all of us" -humans -Argentine ants
paul madronero
paul madronero 4 days ago
ONLY THE HUMAN-MASTER OF ALL TECHNOLOGIES COULD STOP THEM ALL!!!! BUT WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED HIM/HER MOST, THEY VANISHED!!!...
Nia Rondo
Nia Rondo 4 days ago
Can somebody make animated movie about this 😂
H
H 4 days ago
Hi I'm just wondering why introduced Argentine ants didn't occur much mutations. I guess original Argentine ants didn't have much diversity in the beginning either, but as time goes by it's become diverse because they have 'many queens' system and each colony had to adapt to new environments. Didn't introduced ones go through the same process? Also, does that mean that 'only' introduced Argentine ants kill up to 90% of their queen? Original Argentine ants don't do that? I don't know much about science stuffs so please someone teach me my curiosity 😂
Enew Macaraeg
Enew Macaraeg 4 days ago
What if he literally fight a dragon
derelijaboy zockt
4:51 I feel sad :(
PE. Gabby
PE. Gabby 5 days ago
in short, "everything changed when the fire nation attacked"
Mundo Calissa
Mundo Calissa 5 days ago
“They lost a whole country....” “They will not give up because of a *small* defeat.”
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