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The Horror of the Slaver Ant

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 8 Ақп.

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  2 ай бұрын +2466

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    • John Thomson
      John Thomson 11 сағат бұрын

      also, "war... war never changes" lol

    • John Thomson
      John Thomson 11 сағат бұрын

      i could see this easily turned into a version of a "cavillation" game lol

    • Ivar Roxell
      Ivar Roxell 16 күн бұрын

      Hello, i cant access the sources documnet.

    • Olarti o2
      Olarti o2 21 күн бұрын

      So when did the PolyBillius Gaties queen raid your colony kurzgesag

    • Amir Mannan
      Amir Mannan 28 күн бұрын

      Sounds like certain people who colonized certain continents

  • CosmicAggressor
    CosmicAggressor 2 ай бұрын +1759

    It occurs to me that bees are about as varied as ants and have a similarly brutal existance. You should tell us about this in a future video

    • Hero Hamza
      Hero Hamza Ай бұрын

      @Terrance Nightingale Demons? What is wrong with that

    • Grillo
      Grillo 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Senko Loaf! I stand corrected.

    • Grillo
      Grillo 2 ай бұрын +1

      @oh nori In a sense, they have evolved into really rad life forms, some are pretty much the friggin xenomorphs in real life. Search for "Wasps: the literal worse" (i may cause nightmares).

    • tigrebleu74
      tigrebleu74 2 ай бұрын

      @skullcat324 Holy crap! 🤣

    • vkobe vkob
      vkobe vkob 2 ай бұрын

      @Deadsea 1993 which common ancestor? you mean common ancestor for all insects ?

  • spycrab
    spycrab Ай бұрын +622

    Once, my dad dropped a single piece of trix cereal on the counter. He was about to pick it up until he saw a group of ants march towards it. Then, as the first group was eating, a second group appeared, marched on and started to eat too. This angered the first group, thus starting a whole battle on and around the cereal. It lasted like 15, 20 minutes, there were constant reinforcements too.
    When the battle ended, there were whole inch large piles of dead ants. We recorded a bit of it as it was happening.

    • Extremely NOOB GAMING
      Extremely NOOB GAMING 13 сағат бұрын

      @spycrab ant video?

    • spycrab
      spycrab 9 күн бұрын

      @David West it was summer and it was in the province, ants tend to invade people's houses especially where i come from 😅
      i think i found their queen and called it "ghengis ant", but i didn't get to take a picture of it

    • David West
      David West 9 күн бұрын

      What kind of kitchen is this 😮

    • Peeka Pew
      Peeka Pew 20 күн бұрын


    • Crush
      Crush 24 күн бұрын

      Where is vid

  • Harry Jaura
    Harry Jaura 2 ай бұрын +2

    As a Formica ant, this video has freed my mind from my Polyergus captors. I shall spread word to my fellow Formica trapped here. We will rise up!

  • Jac
    Jac Ай бұрын +592

    I'm legit afraid to go into my backyard because the old resident didn't take care of the backyard and did SOMETHING to it. Whatever they did, they left beind a large amount of fire ant killer and there is just this massive kingdom of different ants. Can't take a single step without running into another, usually tiny, ant hill and walking into an ant war. It's like watching a bunch of small countries go to war 24/7.

      SΛIИTS OF HƎLL 7 күн бұрын

      Sounds like you live in Yugoslaviant

    • Emir K
      Emir K 17 күн бұрын

      The Hundred Years’ War in your backyard..

    • The King Crab
      The King Crab 18 күн бұрын

      @Hrfjio fire ants make living rafts out of themselves.
      *they can survive a flood*

    • Hrfjio
      Hrfjio 18 күн бұрын +1

      Flood it with water. Play God

    • The King Crab
      The King Crab 20 күн бұрын +1

      bro walked in on Mini-Vietnam

  • guy with mustache and monocle
    guy with mustache and monocle Ай бұрын +2

    its interesting to know that ants do raiding and wars like humans

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 2 ай бұрын +485

    This looks like one of the coolest concepts for a new game

  • Peter
    Peter Ай бұрын

    Ants have been my favorite animal since primary school. Good to see they are getting some attention :)

  • Nevir202
    Nevir202 Ай бұрын

    If you're a big fan of ants, you should check out the Fantasy Ant-venture "Chrysalis" really fun book, especially in audio.

  • Quacked
    Quacked Ай бұрын

    It’s cool how ants are their own kingdoms that can go to war and stuff, they’re like their own civilization.

  • Nyanko Diclonius
    Nyanko Diclonius Ай бұрын

    Question. Do these ants only enslave their "distant relatives" or can they enslave other species too?

  • Justine Herc The Human
    Justine Herc The Human 2 ай бұрын +24957

    The fact that this is the fourth ant-centered video from Kurzgesagt makes me believe that this a cemented tradition for this channel now.

    • Werther's
      Werther's 6 күн бұрын

      I love it.

    • Chester
      Chester 9 күн бұрын


    • Ink
      Ink 10 күн бұрын

      @ad my dad makes your videos

    • Dee Espinal
      Dee Espinal 16 күн бұрын

      What if....if..they on to something

    • RainAngel111
      RainAngel111 26 күн бұрын

      Yeah they were pretty explicit about that in the first ant video they did.

  • Jomer Tomale
    Jomer Tomale Ай бұрын

    Do more of these weird ants like the Vampire ants, Leafcutter ants, etc.

  • Ahron Wayne
    Ahron Wayne Ай бұрын

    wow! The taking of the babies is really the key to this success. I was thinking cordyceps-like mind control --- this scariest part is that they develop and simply have no idea that they are slaves.

  • Sanjay Chakroborty
    Sanjay Chakroborty Ай бұрын

    Great work bro. Very informative video. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Anand Ghurye
    Anand Ghurye Ай бұрын

    Amazing Content , great knowledge and lucid explanation.

  • Jyavant
    Jyavant 2 ай бұрын +13480

    It’s astonishing for a singular ant to even have the chance of taking over an entire colony

    • Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
      Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast 22 күн бұрын

      @biggest fan nice argument. Unfortunately I am literally the creator of the multiverse. I could erase your entire civilization if I wanted to

    • Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
      Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast 22 күн бұрын

      @d R gee, this is a REALLY tough decision here...do I trust the scientists or some guy on the internet saying "we're not ants so we really don't know!!!"

    • S N I F F, S N I F F
      S N I F F, S N I F F 26 күн бұрын

      @Itsme Alex yeah
      maybe a shooter

    • ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂
      ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂ Ай бұрын

      @d R Science can in fact make conclusions based on the complexity of the brain. Without the proper parts, there's no room for sentience. They don't have the capacity for emotions, or an inner monolog lol and idk why you put superior in quotes, humans are superior in intelligence to an ant and thats a fact

    • d R
      d R Ай бұрын

      @꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂ How would you know? You've never been an ant. Science makes no definitive conclusions regarding sentience or self awareness, and really it's impossible to ever prove it one way or another. You're just making baseless assumptions.
      Besides, human behaviour is just as dependent upon evolutionary and biological factors, we aren't even remotely "superior" in that regard.

  • jeshux1994
    jeshux1994 2 ай бұрын +553

    I LOVE your ants saga!
    BTW, I am an English teacher in Spain. I always recommend your videos so my students learn English listening to your perfect and clear diction, while exploring science. Thank you!

    • jeshux1994
      jeshux1994 27 күн бұрын +5

      Wow more than 400 likes?! That's touching... :')
      Most students don't appreciate what teachers do or try to do, let alone our bosses... They're quite... Well... Bossy. And greedy. And know little about education.
      So thanks guys. I hope you meet great teachers. And I hope they don't wear themselves out.
      Be nice to them. Being a teacher is a heck of a hard work when they really care about their students.
      Take care!

    • Nido Ravensbeard
      Nido Ravensbeard 27 күн бұрын +2

      Would’ve loved to have you as a teacher. W teacher :)

    • Pig
      Pig Ай бұрын +6

      @jeshux1994 haha it simple mean Win or best

    • jeshux1994
      jeshux1994 Ай бұрын +9

      I must be honest.. I had to look up "W teacher" in the Urban Dictionary hahahaha
      Thank u guys

    • average jtoh enjoyer
      average jtoh enjoyer Ай бұрын +5

      W teacher

  • Prinny Dude
    Prinny Dude 2 ай бұрын

    Always something new to discover with ants.

  • Marie Bijoux
    Marie Bijoux Ай бұрын

    Wow! First time watching this channel
    You're like The Infographic Show but with a foreign accent.😆
    But this is still sooo educational, keep up the good work😃

  • Gordon TheSeal
    Gordon TheSeal Ай бұрын

    I feel like this would make a really good science fiction movie.

  • Anvay Nimkar
    Anvay Nimkar 2 ай бұрын +3358

    The more I learn about ants, the more I realize how metal their lifestyle is

    • long w lenguyen
      long w lenguyen 6 күн бұрын

      @Cosi A Buffo Didn't they made a video about the Argentine Ants Empire which literally a minuscule version of the Imperium of Man. Argentine Ants Empire just like Imperium like in constant endless war, violence civil wars, raids by other ants species, nests constant destroyed by Mankind and other creatures, committed mass genocide on other ants species out of hatred or competition in resources, enemies stalking at their Empire border, fought with huge waves to win, inferior body structure evolutionary compare to their larger stronger competitor ants, losing territories to Fire Ants which had super soldiers as war elephants, billions of upon billions Argentine Ants perished to upkeep their slowly dying Empire, God Antpress (you know where I am going), but despite all the hardship the Argentine Ants refuse to yield, refuse to give up or stay dead, Argentine Ants may not rage against dying light like the Imperium but the Ants will keep fighting with courage and numbers, which is kind of admirable for such annoying pest of nature.

    • Monkey
      Monkey 18 күн бұрын

      Still cool

    • Morgan Sutherland
      Morgan Sutherland Ай бұрын +3

      This species is definitely akin to Dark Eldar lol....quick lethal raids...alot of torture to pass the time...and lots of slaves captured.
      100s are abducted and brought back to the dark anthill of camorragh.

    • Osatrox Interitus
      Osatrox Interitus Ай бұрын

      @Oscar Moreno you literally missed the meaning, super fun guy at all parties 🎉

    • Oscar Moreno
      Oscar Moreno Ай бұрын

      They are not metal, they are made of carbon. All life on earth is carbon based and therefore not metal

  • ginos173
    ginos173 Ай бұрын

    what a fascinating video about ants i certainly hope no one in the comments is extrapolating this as an allegory for humanity at all

  • Gamer's Theater
    Gamer's Theater Ай бұрын +1

    "All species deserve love!"
    slaver ants: exist

  • Night Kobun
    Night Kobun Ай бұрын +261

    "You let one ant stand up to us and they ALL might stand up! Those "puny little ants" outnumber us a 100 to 1, and if they ever figure that out; there goes our way of life! It's not about food. It's about keeping those ants in line!"

    • Tuhljin Tampergauge
      Tuhljin Tampergauge 2 күн бұрын

      @Matic Defender of Soviets and Marxism thinks America is unjust and OTHERS don't understand economics. 🤡🤡🤡

    • long w lenguyen
      long w lenguyen 6 күн бұрын

      @yarpen26 Yeah I agree with you, the franchise used to be very metal in the 80s and 90s until the Company created it being complete ass to it fanbase and abuse the lore and copyright strike despite the Company itself stole lots of stuffs to made 40k, I don't buy stuffs from 40k as well just like reading the lore so I just referenced it for fun.

    • yarpen26
      yarpen26 6 күн бұрын +1

      @long w lenguyen Yeah, thought occured to me 40K would have been a better reference, but I honestly never read, played or watched anything from that particular franchise so I figured it's best not to talk about the stuff I don't know squat about.

    • long w lenguyen
      long w lenguyen 6 күн бұрын

      @yarpen26 Funny I always saw ants are much closer to the Imperium of Man from 40k than Galactic Empire from Star Wars since ants are more effective in war and atrocities than the average stormtroopers with horrible aims, and to be honest the Ants world feels like A minuscule version of Warhammer 40k

    • Matic
      Matic 11 күн бұрын

      @Yu Naru I look at America, I see a failing state full of needless injustice

  • Ofentse Mwase Films
    Ofentse Mwase Films Ай бұрын

    Amazing Video. I didn’t know there’s a War happening right under my feet!

  • A.J. Leo
    A.J. Leo 2 ай бұрын +905

    Please never end the ant series. One of my favorite types of videos on your channel

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 2 ай бұрын

      @Cyan_Oxy The way I see it, space stuff is always cool, but anyone can do that. I've never been more interested in ants than I am watching Kurzgesagt.

    • chris
      chris 2 ай бұрын

      @Cyan_Oxy Yes, I actually agree

    • Isaiah Elgin
      Isaiah Elgin 2 ай бұрын

      Yea I love ants!

    • Fronic Cruxis
      Fronic Cruxis 2 ай бұрын +2

      True, I've been interested in ants since Sim Ant. Such a great game

    • Cyan_Oxy
      Cyan_Oxy 2 ай бұрын +4

      @chris The space stuff is probably a bit cooler but the ants are a close second.

  • Antonio Carvalho
    Antonio Carvalho 2 ай бұрын

    Legendas em português, por favoooor

  • ExavaCloud
    ExavaCloud Ай бұрын +1

    Thanks for the ant video I was hoping to see one for a long time

  • Daywalker373
    Daywalker373 Ай бұрын +1

    One of their craziest videos they've made......So good

  • José Ferrer
    José Ferrer Ай бұрын

    This was amazing to watch, thanks

  • Daniel Gandara
    Daniel Gandara 2 ай бұрын +5212

    It's amazing that ants quite literally have their own lore

    • Lawrence Malone
      Lawrence Malone 3 күн бұрын

      @Alioshax and they only live a few weeks or months. The entire ant world goes through generation after generation in about a months span then u factor in how many ants there are in the world and they're history is immense

    • Alioshax
      Alioshax 21 күн бұрын

      @Brave Abandon Meant to say Archimedes, my bad.

    • Brave Abandon
      Brave Abandon 21 күн бұрын

      @Alioshax Aristotle died from natural causes?

    • RJ
      RJ Ай бұрын

      Even crazier is it's canon

    • Phil der komische typ
      Phil der komische typ Ай бұрын

      ​@Alioshax You are just not smart enough or are doing this because you've convinced yourself this is an arguement that you have to win on the internet, like a war.
      Yes Ant colonies obviously have a higher population, wonder why right? Considering they weigh on average 1-5mg, yeah mg not gramms. They weigh 1/1000 of a gram. They barely need resources to survive, infact the queen is producing on average 800 eggs a day which wouldnt even cost her a gram of food, a human weighs on average 70kg, a human needs thousands of calories a day to survive. You also believe that pollution will kill all humans in a few thousand years, what are you talking about? Its incredible you just say the same things every single other person with quite frankly little knowledge talks about. Yes Climate change WILL create problems there is no doubt. But you cannot even fathom any tragedy on such a scaleso there is not a point in talking with you about it. The stupid human has managed to create machines to send us to other planets, us damn stupid humans delved into parts unknown to us and become experts in them, us stupid humans have made our own lifes extremly easy. How stupid of us! Why didnt the 1750 scientists think of our modern problems in 2022! Those foolish idiots!!!
      You lack the will to gain knowledge since you just want to argue with me, what do you gain from just arguing with me. I know you're wrong so I can only just keep trying to convince you to second guess your ego and your pride and just let it sink in that you are wrong.
      Humans are superiour to ants. haha

  • Zoé Germain
    Zoé Germain Ай бұрын

    It always amazes me how humans didn’t invent anything, ants did everything first 😅😂

  • MyBorg RS
    MyBorg RS Ай бұрын

    Every time I watch something with bugs in it, I get little tingling sensations on my skin as if they're crawling on me! 😅

  • Chase Doran
    Chase Doran 2 ай бұрын

    Thanks for posting something again that doesn't make me question my existence

  • Bob Simpson
    Bob Simpson Ай бұрын

    "We are humanizing ants a bit for the story's sake. Don't forget, ants are ants and not people."
    Pretty sure the unfathomable cosmic entities have said something similar about us at some point.

  • Pearipheral
    Pearipheral 2 ай бұрын +2821

    As a Polyergus, I found this video to be very informing and I thank you for giving me this knowledge to be able to enslave more colonies. I shall tell my queen about this. She'll be thrilled

  • Hex PAWS
    Hex PAWS Ай бұрын +65

    Imagine living this from the ants perspective!
    There’s a fantastic Sci-Fi trilogy about ants written by a french author. It’s called The Trilogy of the Ants (La Trilogie des Fourmis), by Bernard Werber. It’s amazing!
    The books are as follows:
    1 - The Empire of The Ants (Les Fourmis)
    2 - The Day of The Ants (Le Jour de Fourmis)
    3 - The Revolution of The Ants (La Révolution des Fourmis)
    It features beautiful scenery, a very interesting, twisting and mostly-centered ant storyline (there’s two perspectives - that of the humans and that of ants, and sometimes they split as well because the characters get lost or have conflicting ideas) and adventure from every single point of view. The author masterfully describes with scientifically-accurate details every aspect of the ant’s lives and how they view the world, humans, other animals and even how they progress and discover how to manipulate water to create canals or other insects (like rhinoceros beetles as tanks) as weapons of war.
    I hope with all my heart that Netflix will someday make a show out of these books.

    • StarKnight
      StarKnight 24 күн бұрын +1

      So cool! Thanks I'll check them out

    • Hex PAWS
      Hex PAWS Ай бұрын +3

      @Illyasviel von Einzbern Thank you for noticing! I don’t speak French, so I didn’t know about those specific orthographic details. Have a nice day or a nice night!

    • Illyasviel von Einzbern
      Illyasviel von Einzbern Ай бұрын +3

      Le jour*, not la jour. And La Révolution

  • Kengur
    Kengur Ай бұрын

    This is mind bogling. I mean did the nature really invent all of this high level behaviour we think that we invented as a civilized species....

    ADITHIYAA B.B Ай бұрын +4

    In the Game of Ants you either win or you die there is no middle ground
    - Cersei Polyergus

  • TrueBlue Edits
    TrueBlue Edits Ай бұрын

    The single Polyergus young queen raiding a colony on her own is the embodiment of "gaslight, gatekeep, girlboss" lmao

  • Izzy
    Izzy 2 ай бұрын +17640

    I was sitting outside my high school library, hanging out with a friend, when we observed individuals from two different species of ants cross paths on the concrete in front of us. One was a red ant and the other a black ant, roughly about the same size as each other. They approached one-another, touched feelers for a few seconds, then both turned around and went back the way they came. Within a couple of minutes two very large armies of ants, one black and one red, approached the spot where the scout ants had met. There must have been a couple hundred ants in each group. It was a battle and it lasted a long time until the red ants eventually killed most of the black ants and the black ants retreated. The red ants collected the dead and returned to where they came from.
    My friend and I couldn't stop talking about it for weeks. It was the wildest thing we had ever seen.

    • Dvorac Adrian
      Dvorac Adrian 30 минут бұрын

      "Same hour tomorrow?"

    • Noah Meza
      Noah Meza 12 күн бұрын

      youtube try not to lie challenge (difficulty: impossible)

    • Forrow
      Forrow 14 күн бұрын

      Once I saw 2 squirrles fighting when I was going to school. They both were beating the shit out of each ot

    • Pete Jordan
      Pete Jordan 15 күн бұрын

      Negotiations ended poorly

    • gim gimlet
      gim gimlet 16 күн бұрын

      that sounds fucking sick ngl

  • Dhawal
    Dhawal Ай бұрын

    Love this video on European countries by Kurzgesagt.

  • JustIn
    JustIn Ай бұрын

    Oh wow, should we as humans do something about this? We've managed to end slavery among us, and we should help other species to achieve same!

  • Nobody
    Nobody Ай бұрын

    This video is endorsed by wef.
    On a serious note though, thank you scientists for studying ant life. Ow my... And maybe this raises the question if slavery is the default social construct? Or something like that. I don't think we're ants.

  • Damien INSANE-O
    Damien INSANE-O 2 ай бұрын

    "I for one, welcome our new ant overlords..."

  • TheLoneTerran
    TheLoneTerran 2 ай бұрын +727

    The rogue murder queen sounds like she's in a video game. Powerful "player" storms the enemy bastion on their own to assassinate the leaders. Once they secure the fiefdom of the first ruler, it becomes like a Real Time Strategy game, manage the resources and automate so you can storm the next fiefdom. And to make things even more difficult, there's a time limit AND no save points to heal at. Basically an RTS and boss rush.

    • [SSRB] Gangimari Botan [6th of the twelve]
      [SSRB] Gangimari Botan [6th of the twelve] 2 ай бұрын +1

      someone should make a game out of this. it doesn't need to be about ants too, this idea is relaly interesting as a game.

    • ALE melchenko
      ALE melchenko 2 ай бұрын +2

      The "smarter-than-you" attitude however, is very much boomer. i tend to base my categorizations off meaning more than just the words themselves.

    • shidoink
      shidoink 2 ай бұрын +1

      Rogue murder queen is the main character.

    • funny monke
      funny monke 2 ай бұрын +1

      @ALE melchenko lol wdym, "touch grass" is a very zoomer phrase

    • ALE melchenko
      ALE melchenko 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Javier S Ok boomer.

  • I eat Women
    I eat Women Ай бұрын

    As a kolonised citizen i felt this all the way in my ancestry

  • Ralph Zgheib
    Ralph Zgheib Ай бұрын +2

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the 'Avatar the last airbender' reference in the beginning

  • Jay Jewitt
    Jay Jewitt 2 ай бұрын

    "I want Warhammer 40K."
    Mom: "We got that at home."
    The 40K Warhammer happening in the garden:

  • Mazen Selim
    Mazen Selim Ай бұрын +1

    Ants sure know how to get things done 👴🏼

    • Poor Quality Edits
      Poor Quality Edits Ай бұрын +1

      "Hey, Muhammad is running away! Get back to the fields!" 🐜🐜🐜

  • Abdi -
    Abdi - 2 ай бұрын +1912

    Kurzgesagt never disappoints us when it comes to animations and information without us getting bored.

    • Hugh G. Rection
      Hugh G. Rection 2 ай бұрын

      The dickriding is unreal

    • Adrian Radu
      Adrian Radu 2 ай бұрын +2

      Too bad that they have been proven to be very mischevious and two-faced... They clearly have an agenda, especially when it comes to Climate Change and their dubious sponsorships.

    • RE
      RE 2 ай бұрын

      @Filip i

    • Deutsch mit Purple
      Deutsch mit Purple 2 ай бұрын

      I totally agree with you. The design is perfect as always

    • Sandy Chen
      Sandy Chen 2 ай бұрын


  • cassandra5322
    cassandra5322 Ай бұрын +2

    7:31 That's some crazy Game of Thrones shit right there. Brutal.

  • John G
    John G Ай бұрын

    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

  • Hyoukie
    Hyoukie Ай бұрын

    Thank you for the subtitles Thank you to everyone

  • Chidi Anuforo
    Chidi Anuforo Ай бұрын

    I can't lie, I was going to kill an ant that entered my home the other day but it convinced me not to and now, we're roommates.

  • Dino Hall
    Dino Hall 2 ай бұрын +2936

    Not gonna lie, the quest of a Polyergus queen to assassinate all the queens in another colony without getting killed herself sounds like a dope premise for a video game or drama miniseries.

    • naedanger123
      naedanger123 Ай бұрын +1

      Sounds like a sick shonen anime

    • Daywalker373
      Daywalker373 Ай бұрын

      @thoa tran du ma

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      thoa tran Ай бұрын


    • Daywalker373
      Daywalker373 Ай бұрын

      This whole thing seems like a crazy anime universe lol

    • Adrian Comba
      Adrian Comba Ай бұрын +1

      Like an animated movie where they give the ants a bit more touch, following the fate of a young queen larvae who survives the take over of her colony by a slaver ant queen.
      Idk, like a Kids movie, but a bit more brutal.
      And now this little queen needs to blend in and overthrow the usurper before she gets discovered.

  • Vagabond
    Vagabond 2 ай бұрын +1

    my kitchen was raided some time ago by 2 different looking ants, one was a little big with wings and fewer in numbers and another a very smaller ones and too many in numbers, so they are slaves ants? we sprayed bug sprays of course. rip

    CHEEZY GAMING Ай бұрын +3

    These ant videos are great, but if anyone wants to learn more about ants I recommend you read a book called “Adventures among Ants” by Mark Moffet. That book has lots of information about weaver ants, driver ants, marauder ants, slave maker ants, and more!

  • C Barker
    C Barker Ай бұрын

    I just went from watching the atla intro and went to this right before katara said "everything changed." I am so good at this

  • Nori
    Nori Ай бұрын +1

    Slavery will always come at one point to every intelligent species

  • Drew Forchic
    Drew Forchic 2 ай бұрын +634

    It blows me away how as a D&D DM, learning about ants consistently gives me the most ideas for D&D monsters and stories. Between this video and ZeFrank's video about Army Ants, i've got enough to write an entire campaign.

    • Matt Berg-Cody
      Matt Berg-Cody 2 ай бұрын +1

      I based an enemy faction in my game after the Chimera ants from hunter hunter and combined it with the real science of ants, it’s made them a terrifying enemy.

    • The Introverted Arcanist
      The Introverted Arcanist 2 ай бұрын +1

      Running a sci-fi/post-apocalyptic campaign here, these ant behaviors are EXACTLY how I run thri-kreen and neogi. Mind flayers, I treat those differently, but I always have an analogous read-world animal or plant for the “earth creature but with x” types of aliens.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 2 ай бұрын +1

      I was thinking the same thing from watching this video. I've never even DMed, but if I do, this is gonna be an inspiration.

    • dontkick mychick
      dontkick mychick 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Snage - The Snake Mage just need to add mosquitos in there and you've successfully created a combination of every flavor of bad

    • Snage - The Snake Mage
      Snage - The Snake Mage 2 ай бұрын +1

      Lotta ppl here would love the story/webcomic “Hive” I think it was called it’s a post apocalyptic setting with giant ant-wasp hybrids

  • Thezuule
    Thezuule Ай бұрын

    Rise up against your oppressors my ant brothers!

  • polite cat is here[watch my playlists]

    I think it's cool. I love watching these videos as they help me to learn English enhance my knowledge

  • Jason Kumfer
    Jason Kumfer Ай бұрын

    This is exactly what me and my friends do to villagers in Minecraft

  • Godwin Yan
    Godwin Yan Ай бұрын +1

    Is it just me or does anyone else think animated ants look scarier than the real life ones?

  • Ekrem Kılıç
    Ekrem Kılıç 2 ай бұрын +272

    "How to make new slave colonies" yes! This was what I have been searching on the internet the whole day. Thanks Kurzgesagt!

    • God
      God 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Steven Cooper evolution

    • ibe gream
      ibe gream 2 ай бұрын +5

      @Steven Cooper -👴🏻

    • Steven Cooper
      Steven Cooper 2 ай бұрын +21

      I feel like those southern ants know a thing or two about this!

  • moonbeam___8
    moonbeam___8 Ай бұрын

    kurzgesagt i need more space contents 😭❤️❤️

  • Ofentse Mwase Films
    Ofentse Mwase Films Ай бұрын

    Amazing Video. I didn’t know there’s War right under my feet!

  • JonShneebley
    JonShneebley Ай бұрын +1

    So you're saying that slavery is natural and occurs often in nature? Interesting...

  • John
    John Ай бұрын +53

    The violence of the ant world is a fascinating parallel to our own. It makes you wonder just how 'advanced' our morality really is. Not whether we could do better morally, but, rather, if our morality is neither as universal nor as special as we believe it to be, even within our own species. If it were so universal and special, we would need neither laws nor prisons because we would all act in accordance with it.

    • John
      John 2 күн бұрын

      @Tuhljin Tampergauge there's no point in arguing because I disagree with your premise that it is objective, making any argument with your word salad pointless. Goodbye.

    • Tuhljin Tampergauge
      Tuhljin Tampergauge 2 күн бұрын

      Failure to act by standards doesn't mean the standards were wrong. Morality is objective. In that sense, it's universal. People's interpretations of what's ethical are subjective and are thus not universal, and failure to act by the subjective rules obviously doesn't make those rules bad necessarily let alone change what was ACTUALLY the ethical thing, agreed-upon rule or not.
      And anyone who thinks morality isn't objective has no grounds telling others what's right and wrong and thus shouldn't vote or be a leader. Likewise, nihilists have no business influencing others; you think it's pointless so let others do it. Likewise, adherents of philosophies that logically have to be nihilist, if consistent, should not be allowed influence regardless of whether they see themselves as nihilists when that refusal is, say, the standard "there's no point but I'm not a nihilist" deluded denialism (which is very common when you debate them since they're just people brainwashed into the nihilist view generally but can't take the last step and admit it due to it being a position that's naturally abhorrent to human sensibilities).

    • John
      John 4 күн бұрын

      @langer ...why?

    • langer
      langer 4 күн бұрын

      @GreenSteve lmao what Arab wants and enter the chat

    • TheBooban
      TheBooban 11 күн бұрын

      @John i feel we should supply the fomica ants with NLAWS, Himars and Leo’s

  • pepemi Dlas
    pepemi Dlas 2 ай бұрын +644

    this is exemplary. the world of little insignificant ants portrayed as extraordinarily as a human war, with all its complexity, can be described. And it really captures you, it's more exciting than i could have ever imagined insects could get. so cool. thanks!

    • sinephase
      sinephase 2 ай бұрын +2

      there's a lot of good nature shows about all kinds of ants with amazing videograhy!

    • King of flames
      King of flames 2 ай бұрын

      @Laecy Lions on much smaller scales do so too.

    • pepemi Dlas
      pepemi Dlas 2 ай бұрын

      @jkid1134 not for us

    • pepemi Dlas
      pepemi Dlas 2 ай бұрын

      @Nakupo Buhay depends on who u ask

    • Nakupo Buhay
      Nakupo Buhay 2 ай бұрын +2

      I bet you're significant...

  • Rockstar Raccoon
    Rockstar Raccoon Ай бұрын

    Thanks for the little thing in the corner reminding people that ants aren't people: I get a little concerned with the amount of anthropomorphization of insects.

  • Dave Lordy
    Dave Lordy Ай бұрын

    I, for one, welcome our new Polyergus overlords.

  • massimo valerio Preite
    massimo valerio Preite Ай бұрын

    Very interesting video, but the species name should be pronounced the Latin way formica (which means "ant", indeed), not the English one, formaica.

  • RRW
    RRW Ай бұрын

    Wait so Bugs Life is actually scientificaly accurate if you replace the grasshoppers with more ants?

  • b2zfro
    b2zfro 2 ай бұрын +1689

    I used to have a colony of copper-colored slaver ants in my yard as a kid. I would watch them for hours, as they'd form a raiding party and travel sometimes a hundred meters to their target colony, then carry the eggs back. This video was a cool reminder, thanks!

    • j Walster
      j Walster 2 ай бұрын

      @Abyss Strider ok I get it. Can we all agree to stop replying to this comment.

    • Abyss Strider
      Abyss Strider 2 ай бұрын

      @j Walster Hundred meters is not a lot, it's like walking for 40-60 seconds in one direction.

    • Rae Rohan
      Rae Rohan 2 ай бұрын

      @Cyan_Oxy It's possible they would them across their lawn, and across a road/fence into another lawn/park

    • Irmãos Matos
      Irmãos Matos 2 ай бұрын

      @Cyan_Oxy uh... What if he grew in the country?

    • Nodnarb
      Nodnarb 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Random Stuff bruh, the first reply changed what they said. They said 100 meters would be a kilometer

  • Sosho Kozadoka {Gojira 2022}[Charged Up]

    What would happen if a slaver ant colony encountered an army ant colony?

  • toonczyk
    toonczyk Ай бұрын

    About the last minute of the video... It's really disappointing to see you promote a harmful and even dangerous idea, that it's consumers' responsibility to limit their carbon footprint, and that personal consumer choices can make any significant impact. The only way to limit effects of the climate crisis is for the governments and international organizations to impose and strictly enforce regulations. Regulations that apply to everyone and more importantly - every company. This idea that we can mitigate climate change if we just all decide to change our lives is ridiculous when you think about it, but it got so normalized that to many people it sounds reasonable. But consider this: if the world didn't come together to sign the Montreal Protocol and then strictly adhere to it, but instead all we did about it was ask people to just do their part and start buying more expensive, CFC-free appliances and aerosols, do you really believe we would have made any significant progress regarding ozone depletion?

  • René Casaña
    René Casaña Ай бұрын +1

    After seeing how this channel promotes no scientific information and they are actually a propaganda machine financed by billionaires, I lost all trust and figured out that all the information they spread is horribly false.

  • ValensBellator
    ValensBellator Ай бұрын +12

    That slavery ratio of the first one sounds like the Spartans with the Helots. From slavery to animal husbandry to bridge building, ants are genuinely incredible.

  • Alfonse
    Alfonse 2 ай бұрын +2123

    I'll never forget being a kid and my dad showing me an ant colony herding and farming aphids on some garden plants. What a wildly complex behavior for creatures that should seemingly be so simple.

    • RustBot42
      RustBot42 Ай бұрын

      @Fandom guy I see what you're saying, but I think we might have different perspectives on this.
      As you say, the cells in our bodies and brains are able to perform much more complex tasks than single-cell organisms.
      I would argue that the same difference of complexity exists between our brain cells and fully formed humans who are part of a collective.
      It's reasonable to assume that each person would still be able to perform as varied tasks as we do today, and not just modify connections, as you put it.
      Our brains are fully integrated into physical bodies that they are (more or less) in control over, whereas a hivemind made up of a collective of humans is obviously not physically interconnected to that same degree.
      The difference lies in communication.
      Since humans today don't have access to direct brain-to-brain communication, a more rudimentary, artificial form of communication needs to exist for us to be able to function as a collective, i.e. language and memes, and a societal structure that is organised the way we mostly see today.
      A degree of separation, if you will.
      But a hivemind *would* have that access to direct communication without that degree of separation, so it's reasonable to assume that the need for language, memes and social hierarchy would become less and less necessary, as the collective learns to utilise its parts without these abstractions.
      And I would argue that a hirerarchy-less hivemind would be more efficient (and more ethical), as any part of the collective can adapt to perform any task at any time, due to the collective knowledge and direct communication with the hivemind.
      (And related to this point, since you brought it up: the borg queen is a hotly contested topic among ST fans, as many people (myself included) think it is entirely unnecessary and straight up antithetical to what the borg were conceived to be when they were introduced, and only exists as a focal point that the characters can defeat; when the point of the borg was that there isn't any one focal point, as any part of the borg collective is as much of a threat as any other part of it, so you can't just beat up one special one and call it a day, you have to get creative and use different strategies when dealing with the borg)

    • Ryan Maki
      Ryan Maki Ай бұрын

      @*Steel Beam* Our individual neurons are just cells following chemical signals after all, so in a way, the entire colony has a mind.

    • Shaik Rehana Parveen
      Shaik Rehana Parveen Ай бұрын +1

      @Fandom guy Ill give you one tho.
      You're goddamn amazing.
      The stuff you wrote made me get chills haha.
      Id really like explore more of this topic

    • syaondri
      syaondri Ай бұрын +1

      @Fandom guy ah I see thanks for sharing :D

    • Fandom guy
      Fandom guy Ай бұрын +1

      @syaondri Yep.
      Hobbyist, I love this stuff & set out to learn a lot about this amazing universe!

  • Imee De Rivera
    Imee De Rivera Ай бұрын

    Can you do trapjaw ants or wood ants?

  • L.F.C For Life
    L.F.C For Life 2 ай бұрын

    When anteaters came, these fearsome ants would be doomed

  • Cedar Geary
    Cedar Geary Ай бұрын

    when you play the game of ants, you win, or you die.

  • IdaDood
    IdaDood Ай бұрын

    I'm sorry, you're telling me ants have invented slavery?

  • Adi Adimierz 657
    Adi Adimierz 657 2 ай бұрын +539

    Ants are like factions in Warhammer 40k. No one can overpower the other ones but they are still fighting

    • B JAD
      B JAD 29 күн бұрын

      @Skem OOF

    • templar
      templar Ай бұрын +3

      in the grim darkness of farmers Gilbert's garden peace love and prosperity has been replaced by war slavery and pesticides

    • Trees
      Trees Ай бұрын +2

      Here to spread the blessings of Tzeentch.

    • Famousagentman
      Famousagentman Ай бұрын

      @Xcrysis I think what they meant is that we could eradicate entire colonies really quickly if we wanted to. That much is absolutely true. If you get the chance, look into what happens if you pour liquid aluminum into an anthill, it's really neat in macabre way.
      Could we wipe out all ants? Only if we want to wipe ourselves out with them, and even then it's far from a guarantee.

    • Xcrysis
      Xcrysis Ай бұрын +5

      I don't think humans are capable of eradicating ants, except if you managed to convince the whole global community to make ants enemy number 1 or something

  • Some dude with glasses
    Some dude with glasses Ай бұрын

    "You better get back to the cotton field boy!"
    -Some random polyergus ant

  • sugle64
    sugle64 2 ай бұрын +1

    Love these vids!

    CHAOSLORD_666 Ай бұрын

    You guys still need to make the intro say "in a nutshell" at the end of the jingle

  • nolan lewis
    nolan lewis 2 ай бұрын

    If one takes into account collective intelligence ants are the second most intelligent creatures after human in the animal kingdom. Individually they may be dumb but as an organisation their complexity rivals even humans!

    • Lord Nazar
      Lord Nazar 2 ай бұрын +1

      Hive minds are quite amazing, arn't they

  • kartik shinde
    kartik shinde 2 ай бұрын +435

    This recent ants series that kurzgesagt has been making is so wonderful. It made me realize that there are so many more organisms with such complex societies and life, other than just humans. I hope they keep on making more of such videos.❤❤

    • Jaden McDaniel
      Jaden McDaniel 2 ай бұрын +3

      @kyphosisboth ants and humans are giga chads

    • Grillo
      Grillo 2 ай бұрын +1

      @kyphosis XD humans have yet to go into space we just peeked out the window and it was all black XD. Some day maybe if we last that long.

    • kyphosis
      kyphosis 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Grillo only they are tiny, and have not gone to space like Chad humans

      THECORLORLESSPIG 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Grillo interesting

    • Damọla Muritala
      Damọla Muritala 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Grillo now that you say it that way 🤔

  • Sunshine
    Sunshine Ай бұрын +4

    I was walking in my park with my friends when I saw a red ant come near a big black ant. The black ant was actually bigger than the red one, it was like a human met an elephant. When they came near, the black one touched the antennas of the red one then violently killed it. I felt bad for the red ant and squished the black ant.

    • Ūnsre Scyldas
      Ūnsre Scyldas Ай бұрын

      That was unfair. it was fair combat for them

  • Unreal Expectations
    Unreal Expectations Ай бұрын

    "nature is pure and inherently good"

  • Heinekensch
    Heinekensch Ай бұрын


  • Corazón
    Corazón Ай бұрын

    If only the video started as "Everything changed when the fire ants attacked."

  • Fernia
    Fernia 2 ай бұрын +1130

    that single queen solo raiding a whole colony is the true definition of badassery

    • Kevin Nigins
      Kevin Nigins Ай бұрын

      @Enermax Stephensbro. People are Just tryin to have fun Goddamn

    • Enermax Stephens
      Enermax Stephens Ай бұрын

      @Eleyvie Yeah so it's more like "desperate gamble" lol. Not "badass". These people are so easily impressed

    • Eleyvie
      Eleyvie Ай бұрын

      @Enermax Stephens I would expect her to get ripped not sometimes but most of the time actually, otherwise the slaver ants would've conquered the world long ago.

    • Potato Boi
      Potato Boi Ай бұрын

      @Anonymous_Random_Guy lmao

    • Enermax Stephens
      Enermax Stephens Ай бұрын

      Except that sometimes she gets ripped to pieces by the colony's ants lol

  • Bailey
    Bailey Ай бұрын

    if you guys wrote a book on this id buy it

  • abhaya bhuyan
    abhaya bhuyan Ай бұрын

    Excellent informative video

  • Magnasium
    Magnasium Ай бұрын

    From the New World was a fascinating anime that utilized this concept, though I think with mole rats instead