The Horror of the Slaver Ant

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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

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Ivar Roxell
Ivar Roxell

Hello, i cant access the sources documnet.

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Olarti o2
Olarti o2

So when did the PolyBillius Gaties queen raid your colony kurzgesag

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Amir Mannan
Amir Mannan

Sounds like certain people who colonized certain continents

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SCOTT MILLER
SCOTT MILLER

Can someone explain this mess? Yanni Mecwan Did you really give support to a oil mafia made concept "carbon offset" 🤦 You really are a propoganda machine. At first i didn't believe it but after that new viral video explaining in detail how you do it man.

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SCOTT MILLER
SCOTT MILLER

Look at this mess of English and grammar. Yanni Mecwan SCOTT MILLER lol If you had'nt outed yourself as a dumb media propoganda machine parroting talking machine living in a small closed bubble. This comment will surely Let the whole world know that you are a bald freedom eagle Murican 😆😆 Your level of education & understanding is clearly shown when you simply think that under socialism nobody would innovate or be creative. Let me explain you in layman's term. Because I know you don't even know the defination of the word but your spoonfed from the bubble you live in. Why did cavemen develop stone tools? Why do people build model rockets in their basement? How could socialism possibly stifle creativity ? Not to mention the weird premise that the profit motive is good for art, when really it turns art industries into bougie culture vacuums.When's the last time you tried to actually listen to a top 40 radio station? That's the profit motive at work on the arts. Everything you mentioned could have been developed nonetheless but your idea that it only happens because of profit is seriously flawed. I think you seriously need to learn about something from a open minded pov & not your school education ”sOcIaLiSm bAd” propoganda. Don't get me started on the constant interventions of Murica in south america, middle East, East, Europe, Africa i.e. the whole world in the name of Democracy & freedom while the real reason is Oil, suppression of new Democracies in third world countries where socialism thrives (Murica can't let that happen), installing Murican puppet president/pm in the power so you know they can control it, literally north korea's current situation is majorly due to Murica interfering in it. I these doesn't switch the light bulb in your head than i don't know what will. Also, i hate both Biden,Trump & hate both democrats & republicans. I don't go blindly following anyone just cause I've to lol. I have my own critical,logical thinking & only support that Progress humanity. What a mess. 🤣😆😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆🤣🤣😆

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Justine Herc The Human
Justine Herc The Human

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

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Werther's
Werther's

I love it.

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Chester
Chester

Bit

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Ink
Ink

@ad my dad makes your videos

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Dee Espinal
Dee Espinal

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

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RainAngel111
RainAngel111

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

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spycrab
spycrab

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.

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spycrab
spycrab

@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

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David West
David West

What kind of kitchen is this 😮

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Peeka Pew
Peeka Pew

ant

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Crush
Crush

Where is vid

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Sutata
Sutata

@Craig Seems it unnecessary, the ants already cleaned for them.

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Harry Jaura
Harry Jaura

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!

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Jac
Jac

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.

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SΛIИTS OF HƎLL
SΛIИTS OF HƎLL

Sounds like you live in Yugoslaviant

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Emir K
Emir K

The Hundred Years’ War in your backyard..

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The King Crab
The King Crab

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

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Hrfjio
Hrfjio

Flood it with water. Play God

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The King Crab
The King Crab

bro walked in on Mini-Vietnam

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Fandom guy
Fandom guy

5:11 Interestingly, the same happens with Human slavery, only in this case it's not genetic but memetic (cultural). Human slave societies have cultural traits designed to destroy social capital, this is of course meant to not undermine the system by disallowing sympathy between slave & master but it has the side effect of reducing the slave society's ability to cooperate overall. Over time, if the society does not have an outside threat to pull it together this will contribute to the society's collapse. A good example is Ancient Rome, which through inequality as population grew thanks to it's success (Causing an oversupply of labor that enriched the few at the top & undermined social solidarity) as well as through the corrosive effect of slavery on social capital (All forms of inequality erode social capital), Rome became unable to mount a defense against invading German tribes. Causing Rome's sociocultural extinction in favor of the Frankish Empire which would eventually suffer the same fate, leaving the shattered mess that was the Holy Roman Empire for much of modern Europe's history (Other states unified by Vikings, Muslims, Huns) until Prussia was born from a conflict of German Teutonic Knights & Pagan Balts, eventually unifying all of what became the modern empire/state of Germany. To this day the former heart of the Roman Empire's latifundium plantation system in South Italy is known for "amoral familism" in which people cannot cooperate for the good of a society above the level of blood kin. Causing the differences in wealth of North Italy & South Italy. (Known as "Mezzogiorno" for it's productive sun.) As well as the Mafia scourge as people seek protection from rival families. Another example is the US south, which is known for it's lower sense of community since the days of Toqueville. (In fact, every country in the Americas below the Mason-Dixon line suffers from being a slave society in the past & are notable worse off than the nothern American states which abandoned slavery much earlier or never had it due to a bad climate for plantations.) The many Ant-Human parallels in nature are astounding!

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CosmicAggressor
CosmicAggressor

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

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Hero Hamza
Hero Hamza

@Terrance Nightingale Demons? What is wrong with that

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Grillo
Grillo

@Senko Loaf! I stand corrected.

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Grillo
Grillo

@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).

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tigrebleu74
tigrebleu74

@skullcat324 Holy crap! 🤣

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vkobe vkob
vkobe vkob

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

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Mad S
Mad S

Im absolutely up for an entire ant series!

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TreeHouse Games
TreeHouse Games

One of the main things that this made me realize is that ants live such shoddy lives that they don't even notice when they're being enslaved. I feel bad for the poor scrunklies.

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kostasmpyras
kostasmpyras

I love these ants videos of yours! Please show more specialist species and how they fit in local ecosystems

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𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒅_𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒍
𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒅_𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒍

Imagine a WW Ant game like a horde vs horde in tunnels or on footprints. The different big maps with each player controlling a colony are like a city or a small farm house.

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CarrotT
CarrotT

Empires of the Undergrowth was originally planned to be like that, but it underwent a lot of change all for the better in my opinion. I’d suggest you check it out!

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mouldy_bowl_of_primordial_soup
mouldy_bowl_of_primordial_soup

"Remember, ants are ants, not people." Damn, thanks for that. Those truths are why I watch this channel.

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Mosi
Mosi

@alaska that's a better theory than mine any day of the week.

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Mosi
Mosi

@Sarlat I'm sorry but was there something about my comment that seemed like a green light to come after me? I'm trying to understand what about my comment comes off as Karen-like.

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Mosi
Mosi

@Puckosar so true. I wonder if it worked in this instance. I just had someone insinuate that I was a Karen in response to my above comment theorizing the reason behind the disclaimer. Reading really is fundamental isn't it?

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Αιμίλιος Σπηλιόπουλος
Αιμίλιος Σπηλιόπουλος

@this is a comment by a person Le Fishe.

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Sarlat
Sarlat

@Mosi A bit of an ironic statement Mosi, for here you are indeed!

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IJN Yuudachi
IJN Yuudachi

I remember having a small anthill by my house a long time ago, and a few times when I had to play outside, I'd bring metal tanks and such out, and pretend I was assaulting the hill tho the ants never seemed to think of my as a threat, though I did see one try to bite one of my toy metal helis lmao

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guy with mustache and monocle
guy with mustache and monocle

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

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MrRotv
MrRotv

As an AntLover, I really want more ant videos

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Peter
Peter

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

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A.J. Leo
A.J. Leo

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

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Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

@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.

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chris
chris

@Cyan_Oxy Yes, I actually agree

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Isaiah Elgin
Isaiah Elgin

Yea I love ants!

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Fronic Cruxis
Fronic Cruxis

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

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Cyan_Oxy
Cyan_Oxy

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

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Nevir202
Nevir202

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

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Nyanko Diclonius
Nyanko Diclonius

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

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Night Kobun
Night Kobun

"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!"

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Tuhljin Tampergauge
Tuhljin Tampergauge

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

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long w lenguyen
long w lenguyen

@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.

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yarpen26
yarpen26

@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.

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long w lenguyen
long w lenguyen

@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

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Matic
Matic

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

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Hero EDM Music
Hero EDM Music

I really appreciate the creative talent that went into this song. You freaking killed it dude

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Jyavant
Jyavant

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

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Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast

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

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Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast

@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!!!"

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S N I F F, S N I F F
S N I F F, S N I F F

@Itsme Alex yeah maybe a shooter

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꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂
꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂

@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

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d R
d R

@꧁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.

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Quacked
Quacked

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

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Ahron Wayne
Ahron Wayne

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.

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Jomer Tomale
Jomer Tomale

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

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Anand Ghurye
Anand Ghurye

Amazing Content , great knowledge and lucid explanation.

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TimeBucks
TimeBucks

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

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Ryder Thomsen
Ryder Thomsen

UES

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Bofu
Bofu

i mean i’m fine with grounded lol

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তাল পাতার সিপাহি
তাল পাতার সিপাহি

Nice

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Manuel Da Silva
Manuel Da Silva

Nice

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winnie nekesa
winnie nekesa

Nice

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Sanjay Chakroborty
Sanjay Chakroborty

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

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jeshux1994
jeshux1994

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!

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jeshux1994
jeshux1994

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!

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Nido Ravensbeard
Nido Ravensbeard

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

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Pig
Pig

@jeshux1994 haha it simple mean Win or best

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jeshux1994
jeshux1994

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

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average jtoh enjoyer
average jtoh enjoyer

W teacher

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Bob Simpson
Bob Simpson

"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.

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Hex PAWS
Hex PAWS

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.

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StarKnight
StarKnight

So cool! Thanks I'll check them out

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Hex PAWS
Hex PAWS

@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!

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Illyasviel von Einzbern
Illyasviel von Einzbern

Le jour*, not la jour. And La Révolution

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Izzy
Izzy

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.

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Noah Meza
Noah Meza

youtube try not to lie challenge (difficulty: impossible)

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Forrow
Forrow

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

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Pete Jordan
Pete Jordan

Negotiations ended poorly

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gim gimlet
gim gimlet

that sounds fucking sick ngl

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Nim Pat
Nim Pat

@John Faz that's cool

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Gamer's Theater
Gamer's Theater

"All species deserve love!" slaver ants: exist "nevermind"

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Prinny Dude
Prinny Dude

Always something new to discover with ants.

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Marie Bijoux
Marie Bijoux

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😃

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JustIn
JustIn

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!

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DubbyMazlo
DubbyMazlo

Im surprised no one yet has has made an RTS game but with ants... Seriously, these guys are brutal... Also, another beautiful visualization by Kurz... Edit: Seems I didn't know there were Ant based RTSs out there. Thank you kind folk for telling me.

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MatteoDV
MatteoDV

Empires of The Undergrowth is an AMAZING ant RTS, check it out!!

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Guatón Joya
Guatón Joya

@oye might install roblox just to try it. thanks for the recommendation

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Kaitlyn L
Kaitlyn L

@Jason Reed yk I’d always thought of it more like an action-puzzle series, but the combat _is_ very RTS-y! Plus the way they take the corpses back to their nests to make more Pikmin is pretty anty (skipping a few steps). Good suggestion

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Jason Reed
Jason Reed

Pikmin is a Nintendo property that while not actually an Ant RTS it is a great console RTS where you command an army of minions who are sorta like ants. They even referenced the death animation & sound effect from the games at 6:05 in this video.

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oye
oye

@Kaitlyn L well, the game i mentioned do kinda requires strategy since you can build with chunks of dirt and dig, and there's 2 other colonies and spiders on the map and you constantly need to feed yourself and the queen So idk, as long as your'e not one of those immature judgemental people i reccomend you check it out since it's free

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ExavaCloud
ExavaCloud

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

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ginos173
ginos173

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

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Ofentse Mwase Films
Ofentse Mwase Films

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

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José Ferrer
José Ferrer

This was amazing to watch, thanks

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Daniel Gandara
Daniel Gandara

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

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Lawrence Malone
Lawrence Malone

@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

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Alioshax
Alioshax

@Brave Abandon Meant to say Archimedes, my bad.

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Brave Abandon
Brave Abandon

@Alioshax Aristotle died from natural causes?

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RJ
RJ

Even crazier is it's canon

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Phil der komische typ
Phil der komische typ

​@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

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Antonio Carvalho
Antonio Carvalho

Legendas em português, por favoooor

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Kengur
Kengur

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....

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Nobody
Nobody

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.

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Daywalker373
Daywalker373

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

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Evert
Evert

The more you learn about ants, the more it seems that they are just a real life version of the Warhammer 40k universe underneath our feet.

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Eddie_Coyote
Eddie_Coyote

Polyergus being some kind of Dark Eldar...

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sapphyrus
sapphyrus

In the grim darkness of insect world, there is only war.

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Jason Reed
Jason Reed

And then another even more gruesome layer of the world exists one order of magnitude deeper with the constant chemical warefare free for all waged by microbes against all other microbes. (We take advantage of this war to find useful chemical weapons like penicillin to use as antibiotics)

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The Cosmic Explorer
The Cosmic Explorer

But we still step on them and commit mass murder on a daily basis..It shows how top we are in the ecosystem

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Zoé Germain
Zoé Germain

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

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Chase Doran
Chase Doran

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

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Gordon TheSeal
Gordon TheSeal

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

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MyBorg RS
MyBorg RS

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

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b2zfro
b2zfro

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!

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j Walster
j Walster

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

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Abyss Strider
Abyss Strider

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

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Rae Rohan
Rae Rohan

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

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Irmãos Matos
Irmãos Matos

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

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Nodnarb
Nodnarb

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

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TrueBlue Edits
TrueBlue Edits

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

Vor Monat
ADITHIYAA B.B
ADITHIYAA B.B

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

Vor Monat
Joshua Hahn
Joshua Hahn

"Individuals" is an odd way to characterize ants. They're a hive, not a collection of individuals. So it's like the actual culture of The Woman King...

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John
John

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.

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John
John

@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.

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Tuhljin Tampergauge
Tuhljin Tampergauge

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).

Vor Tag
John
John

@langer ...why?

Vor 3 Tage
langer
langer

@GreenSteve lmao what Arab wants and enter the chat

Vor 3 Tage
TheBooban
TheBooban

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

Vor 10 Tage
TheLoneTerran
TheLoneTerran

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.

Vor 2 Monate
[SSRB] Gangimari Botan [6th of the twelve]
[SSRB] Gangimari Botan [6th of the twelve]

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.

Vor 2 Monate
ALE melchenko
ALE melchenko

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

Vor 2 Monate
shidoink
shidoink

Rogue murder queen is the main character.

Vor 2 Monate
funny monke
funny monke

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

Vor 2 Monate
ALE melchenko
ALE melchenko

@Javier S Ok boomer.

Vor 2 Monate
Damien INSANE-O
Damien INSANE-O

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

Vor Monat
Dhawal
Dhawal

Love this video on European countries by Kurzgesagt.

Vor Monat
Rockstar Raccoon
Rockstar Raccoon

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.

Vor Monat
C Barker
C Barker

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

Vor Monat
NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip
NMRIH is a great Source mod - blessed by Cory's lip

Kurzgesagt uploading S tier quality content on December is like a Christmas gift, props for dedication

Vor 2 Monate
Sascha Hofmann
Sascha Hofmann

@Ford I just watchd GTAV chos mod

Vor 2 Monate
Not zoomily
Not zoomily

@Sascha Hofmann it is a bot

Vor 2 Monate
Ford
Ford

@Sascha Hofmann so you're watching all CallMeKevin videos too

Vor 2 Monate
Sascha Hofmann
Sascha Hofmann

Hey, i see you in every CallMeKevin video

Vor 2 Monate
The Cosmic Explorer
The Cosmic Explorer

They have really increased their uploading frequency and I am loving it

Vor 2 Monate
Adjgarian
Adjgarian

Once me and a friend were in our backyard. We noticed that a few streams of ants were all going towards a colony. There were two colonies raiding them. One was trying to slave the rest it was crazy but the black ants were high in numbers and killed everyone else

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Ivan🇺🇦
Ivan🇺🇦

"These damn walking Hershey's bars" - 👴🏻🐜

Vor 5 Tage
massimo valerio Preite
massimo valerio Preite

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

Vor Monat
Vagabond
Vagabond

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

Vor Monat
I eat Women
I eat Women

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

Vor Monat
Anvay Nimkar
Anvay Nimkar

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

Vor 2 Monate
long w lenguyen
long w lenguyen

@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.

Vor 5 Tage
Monkey
Monkey

Still cool

Vor 17 Tage
Morgan Sutherland
Morgan Sutherland

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.

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Osatrox Interitus
Osatrox Interitus

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

Vor Monat
Oscar Moreno
Oscar Moreno

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

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Chidi Anuforo
Chidi Anuforo

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.

Vor Monat
Ralph Zgheib
Ralph Zgheib

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

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The Skedaddler
The Skedaddler

appreciated

Vor Monat
Mazen Selim
Mazen Selim

Ants sure know how to get things done 👴🏼

Vor Monat
Poor Quality Edits
Poor Quality Edits

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

Vor Monat
Vir Castitatis
Vir Castitatis

You are known for Kurzgesagt: educational and fun videos? No Kurzgesagt: warnings about and solutions for climate change? No. Ant war videos.

Vor Monat
Daniel Medela
Daniel Medela

Human: "This war crime is too horrible to commit..." Ant: "Hold our treacle."

Vor 2 Monate
amunkus
amunkus

@Fandom guy My father is a war criminal. Try to convict him, you can't!

Vor Monat
Katzenoir
Katzenoir

You asked for an example, I gave you one, that's all.

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Win
Win

@Katzenoir I don't know it, but being in TV satisfy a lot and there has to be reason, why people watch it. If it's running, it means, it has good ratings.

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Katzenoir
Katzenoir

@Win Reality TV

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Win
Win

​@happy whaleGive us an example, because even for fun is a reason and has a good explanation.

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Hyoukie
Hyoukie

Thank you for the subtitles Thank you to everyone

Vor Monat
cassandra5322
cassandra5322

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

Vor Monat
John G
John G

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

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moonbeam___8
moonbeam___8

kurzgesagt i need more space contents 😭❤️❤️

Vor Monat
Dino Hall
Dino Hall

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.

Vor 2 Monate
naedanger123
naedanger123

Sounds like a sick shonen anime

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Daywalker373
Daywalker373

@thoa tran du ma

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thoa tran
thoa tran

ok

Vor Monat
Daywalker373
Daywalker373

This whole thing seems like a crazy anime universe lol

Vor Monat
Adrian Comba
Adrian Comba

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.

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Godwin Yan
Godwin Yan

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

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Nori
Nori

Slavery will always come at one point to every intelligent species

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Jason Kumfer
Jason Kumfer

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

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JonShneebley
JonShneebley

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

Vor Monat
Abdi -
Abdi -

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

Vor 2 Monate
Hugh G. Rection
Hugh G. Rection

The dickriding is unreal

Vor 2 Monate
Adrian Radu
Adrian Radu

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.

Vor 2 Monate
RE
RE

@Filip i

Vor 2 Monate
Deutsch mit Purple
Deutsch mit Purple

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

Vor 2 Monate
Sandy Chen
Sandy Chen

Tru

Vor 2 Monate
polite cat is here[watch my playlists]
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

Vor Monat
Ofentse Mwase Films
Ofentse Mwase Films

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

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Thezuule
Thezuule

Rise up against your oppressors my ant brothers!

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RRW
RRW

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

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Pearipheral
Pearipheral

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

Vor 2 Monate
Siân Jones
Siân Jones

@Trey4x4 yawn

Vor 2 Monate
cecil keith
cecil keith

How do you know your queen is YOUR queen, pheromone-drone?

Vor 2 Monate
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

There was an enslaved formica ant who also wrote a comment here. Somebody must warn them of the attack!

Vor 2 Monate
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola

haha so funny

Vor 2 Monate
Eric Golightly
Eric Golightly

Go getem

Vor 2 Monate
Jay Jewitt
Jay Jewitt

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

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CHEEZY GAMING
CHEEZY GAMING

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!

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Man X
Man X

Preserving the forest is good, but it's not offsetting your carbon footprint : it's an intellectual fallacy to pretend otherwise.

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Sosho Kozadoka {Gojira 2022}[Charged Up]
Sosho Kozadoka {Gojira 2022}[Charged Up]

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

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Thomas Tournoys
Thomas Tournoys

I love how many behaviours that we think as inherently human are also found in ants, social structures, agriculture, cattle keeping, war and even slavery

Vor 2 Monate
vkobe vkob
vkobe vkob

@OvenCake nah, ant lack of individual intelligence, so you never see rebellion from them, they will endure pain and accept death, true intelligence it is able to think by yourself and not just be an ant

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Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola

​@Mohammad Reza well i meant the video itself. I think the op was just describing it in terms of our perspective instead of anthropomorphising

Vor 2 Monate
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza

​@Chris Pirillo Is Eboola I interpreted the original comment's findings of 'inherently human behaviour' in ants as being a case of anthropomorphising rather than just describing. If it is, it could mean they have a simplified understanding/misunderstanding of ants and ant colonies.

Vor 2 Monate
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola
Chris Pirillo Is Eboola

​@Mohammad Reza yes i know what it means. So then it isnt anthropomorphizing. We are just using human language to describe similar activities

Vor 2 Monate
Mohammad Reza
Mohammad Reza

@Chris Pirillo Is Eboola Nah, anthropomorphising means applying human characteristics to things. For instance, people commonly did this with the sun and the weather (hence those gods)

Vor 2 Monate
toonczyk
toonczyk

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?

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sugle64
sugle64

Love these vids!

Vor Monat
René Casaña
René Casaña

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.

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Dave Lordy
Dave Lordy

I, for one, welcome our new Polyergus overlords.

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Drew Forchic
Drew Forchic

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Matt Berg-Cody
Matt Berg-Cody

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.

Vor 2 Monate
The Introverted Arcanist
The Introverted Arcanist

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.

Vor 2 Monate
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin

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.

Vor 2 Monate
dontkick mychick
dontkick mychick

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

Vor 2 Monate
Snage - The Snake Mage
Snage - The Snake Mage

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

Vor 2 Monate
Cedar Geary
Cedar Geary

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

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knightsblight
knightsblight

Its slavery in the sense that they were taken from their homes in a raid but its not really unwilling since they weren't actually born yet. Its an interesting behavior I never saw in ants before :0

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JustSomeLayman
JustSomeLayman

This just made me want a SimAnt remake.

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