The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

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  • Published on: 29 September 2019
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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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COMMENTS: 40

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  • Emily Brougher
    Emily Brougher   3 hours ago

    “The Very Large Colony” of California. Wow. You really had fun naming that one, didn’t you, entomologists?

  • Discord
    Discord   4 hours ago

    To be honest, this is more interesting than human wars.

  • Vision Truth
    Vision Truth   4 hours ago

    I dont want to see any of these ants in my backyard, why?Because only pure blood black house ants deserve to live in my backyard.

  • David Edwards
    David Edwards   7 hours ago

    A classic tale of human being underestimating our impact and the resulting, unpredictable chain reaction.

  • XDX Music
    XDX Music   9 hours ago

    When people say humans cause the most senseless bloodshed of any creature. Me: Stares at a tiny Ant that slaughters Billions each year

  • JhelO Gaming
    JhelO Gaming   9 hours ago

    Everybody gangsta until the red fire ants attacc

  • ThatDuckInASuit
    ThatDuckInASuit   10 hours ago

    How are we able to document an ant world war, but can’t predict the weather 3 days in advance. This is bullshit!!

  • Jacob Salomon
    Jacob Salomon   13 hours ago

    Argentine ants, carpenter ants, army ants, fire ants, long ago the four colonies lived in harmony but all the changed when the fire ants attacked. Only the antvatar, conqueror of all four ants can stop them but when the mega colony needed him the most, he vanished.

  • Wendin
    Wendin   20 hours ago

    next total war game?

  • A Frustrated Gamer
    A Frustrated Gamer   1 days ago

    Argentine Ants: "WE WILL CONSUME ALL LIFE UNTIL ONLY A MERE HUSK OF THIS PLANET REMAINS! ALL ORGANISMS WILL SUBMIT TO OUR DOMINION!"Fire Ants: "I'm gonna stop you right there."

  • A Frustrated Gamer
    A Frustrated Gamer   1 days ago

    Warrior and Leaf-Cutter Ants: "I fear no man... but that thing... it scares me."

  • Víctor Rojas
    Víctor Rojas   1 days ago

    This comment section is THE best comment section i've ever seen lmaoooo

  • SoyLuciano
    SoyLuciano   1 days ago

    Never thought an invasive world colonizing ant species would make me this proud to be an Argentine

  • Abhinav Abhishek
    Abhinav Abhishek   1 days ago

    Thats so interesting . I ve never thaught ants wars are that intense and epic.

  • Rajeev Vij
    Rajeev Vij   2 days ago

    Argentine ants: come on brothers, it's free real estate...

  • Mae Mendoza
    Mae Mendoza   2 days ago

    Argentine ants: im bigFire ants: ha im biggerArmy ants :im bigger!

  • Alejandro Gonzalez
    Alejandro Gonzalez   2 days ago

    VAMOS ARGENTINAS, NO TENDREMOS MUCHAS COPAS PERO SIEMPRE VAMOS A TENER A LAS HORMIGAS

  • I am Monika
    I am Monika   2 days ago

    How did I know somehow humans were involved in screwing this up!

  • iHxntr
    iHxntr   2 days ago

    Me: You know, based on the description, these ants are like child soldier compared to the other ants.Video: They are billions in numberMe: They are expansive, invasive, and most importantly, reproductive. Video: Yep, that's exactly how-Me: THAT'S A LOT OF CHILDREN

  • LaME
    LaME   2 days ago

    I hate ants

  • Wiki Theory
    Wiki Theory   3 days ago

    Me at the beginning: OK so I'm about to watch a video about antsMe at the end: Holy shit they have to make a movie about this