The Billion Ant Mega Colony and the Biggest War on Earth

  • 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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  • IDE eyes
    IDE eyes   1 hours ago

    I wonder how these ants would do against wood ants. The ones that build large ant hills in forests of the northern hemisphere. They also have multiple queens and establish multiple nests. The colonie population can number in hundreds of thousands. And they are over twice the size or even four times the size of the argentine ant.

  • David Lea-Smith
    David Lea-Smith   2 hours ago

    And I for one welcome our new ant overlords and remind them, as a trusted journalist, that I can help coerce others to work in their underground sugar mines.

  • KingAdrock420
    KingAdrock420   6 hours ago

    It's pronounced Argen-teen, not Argen-tahyn. As in rhymes with spleen, not spine.Note this isn't even a tomayto or tomahto situation, in spanish the letter i is pronounced exactly like the english name of the letter e. "een" is correct, "ahyn" is wrong.

  • 211 pirate
    211 pirate   7 hours ago

    Biggest Empires of all time:1. Argentine Ants Empire2. British Empire

  • Vicarious Dream
    Vicarious Dream   10 hours ago

    W A T C H E D , L I K E D, N O W B A C K T O W O R K

  • CX32
    CX32   10 hours ago

    This wold make a great video game

  • Dis Dude
    Dis Dude   13 hours ago

    dont pull a valve on us( I ) ( I )----------I

    2STROKE POWER   14 hours ago

    So.. Humans also did this, supercolonies and then after that we started wars. It's very scary how fast ants evolve. They might take over the world and kill humans eventually.

  • Andrew Hall
    Andrew Hall   15 hours ago

    The Jack Jumper Ant of Tasmania (Australia) sends about 5-10 people to hospital every year. Uber aggressive and famous for jumping by the dozen., pretty interesting ant.

  • Ange
    Ange   21 hours ago

    Ants are pests

  • Unkown DOT
    Unkown DOT   22 hours ago

    Literally the first world War ant 1

  • C Riz
    C Riz   22 hours ago

    This video makes me hate these Argentine ants.

  • Acme Fixer
    Acme Fixer   1 days ago

    This sure is a long "in a nutshell." Ants and termites are enemies so there should be fewer termites to eat away buildings.

  • 김재형
    김재형   1 days ago

    Just like the chinese invasion.

  • Steffen Bryde
    Steffen Bryde   1 days ago

    Outnumbering "even" the human species....... Even? We are VERY FEW humans compared to plenty of bug species.

  • kokokokoko88
    kokokokoko88   1 days ago

    Funny, im Argentinian born and raised in the Parana coast and this is the first time i heard about the argentinian ants, i wonder what we call them over here.

  • Big NiBBa
    Big NiBBa   1 days ago

    Never been so hyped over a war 💀

  • betwixtX
    betwixtX   1 days ago

    like napoleon and hitler before argentine ant was unable to conquer russia

  • Adam Straub
    Adam Straub   1 days ago

    6:36 is that small blob suppose to be the 300 spartans holy shit how did they survive so long

  • Josh Turner
    Josh Turner   1 days ago

    I'm pretty sure I was told Himanshu are the only animals the go to war against themselves

  • Kevin MD
    Kevin MD   1 days ago

    Argentine Ant won't stop till World Domination

  • madison monahan
    madison monahan   1 days ago

    There should be a robot ant that gets sprayed by the chemical and when the ants attack, you record and see how many thousands of Argentine ants the giant robot ant survives

  • Stephen
    Stephen   1 days ago

    4:48 That ant groups needs an Aragon from LOTR The Last King!