The World War of the Ants - The Army Ant

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Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred million years: The world war of the ants.
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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    Thanks to Curiosity Stream for supporting us in making this video. Go to for a free 31-day-trial.

    • patrix201 guajardo salazar

      patrix201 guajardo salazar

      20 dager siden

      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

    • Anan Zaaa XD

      Anan Zaaa XD

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      6 tı satılık

    • Gabriel Angelo Valmores

      Gabriel Angelo Valmores

      28 dager siden


    • rizky brata

      rizky brata

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      Please indonesian subtitle

  2. Jake Tarantula and mice videos 2.0

    Jake Tarantula and mice videos 2.0

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    Him one ant is useless bull ants hold my cricket

  3. DangerDrive


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    Bucciarati XD

  4. S hut Z

    S hut Z

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    Imagine if ants started randomly mass reproducing to attack humans.

  5. Ur Boi

    Ur Boi

    Dag siden

    So fucking cool

  6. Melted Nipples

    Melted Nipples

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

  7. Giovanni


    Dag siden

    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


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

  9. Khaleesi No

    Khaleesi No

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

  10. Kamier Kalif Taher

    Kamier Kalif Taher

    2 dager siden

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

  11. Jan Sommer

    Jan Sommer

    3 dager siden

    Next up: why ants might make a nuclear bomb

  12. Ahmed Ali

    Ahmed Ali

    3 dager siden

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

  13. Prodigy-Ideology


    3 dager siden

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

  14. Shaviah Ferguson

    Shaviah Ferguson

    3 dager siden

    They aren’t animals

  15. Shortsy Stories

    Shortsy Stories

    3 dager siden

    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


    4 dager siden

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

  17. StefanoEMP


    4 dager siden

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

  18. Jakov Krezo

    Jakov Krezo

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  19. BagelSecelle


    4 dager siden

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

  20. Tchit87


    5 dager siden

    3:57 talk aboout a blockhead

  21. F.B.I


    5 dager siden

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



    6 dager siden

    Thank you, for helping my biology project!

  23. GamingWithMatt


    7 dager siden

    So that means WW2 was actually the third world war

  24. Till K.

    Till K.

    7 dager siden

    Is this actually Happening? 🤔

  25. Eli jakubowicz

    Eli jakubowicz

    7 dager siden

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

  26. Foxyfoxgames 227

    Foxyfoxgames 227

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    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

    Isaac of Thales

    9 dager siden

    More ant videos

  28. itachi quebrado ninja

    itachi quebrado ninja

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  29. クロムート96


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    11 dager siden

    At least their war will not threaten the earth

  31. Ion Huang

    Ion Huang

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    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

    The Peoples Republic Of Disney

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

  33. Necron


    12 dager siden

    These boys have some insane antics

  34. Desh Darkwolf

    Desh Darkwolf

    12 dager siden

    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

    Ronan Hayes

    12 dager siden

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

    • Fortune Master

      Fortune Master

      10 dager siden

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

  36. iron CYR

    iron CYR

    13 dager siden

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

  37. HeHe Boizzz

    HeHe Boizzz

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

  38. BlueYakes


    13 dager siden

    Grand Theft Anto

  39. Belinda Wong

    Belinda Wong

    15 dager siden

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

  40. Marmio64 Marmio64

    Marmio64 Marmio64

    15 dager siden

    Total war: Ants when?