Discovering & Naming A New Species of Ant in My Yard

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Imagine discovering a new ant species and being able to give it a scientific name. That dream just got a little bit closer to becoming a reality this week. In this episode, we return to , my backyard, where I happened to discover a peculiar new ant that I hadn't yet seen. Upon research, I was shocked to discover that we may have stumbled upon a novel ant discovery! Hope you enjoy this week's episode! Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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  1. AntsCanada
    7 maanden geleden

    AC Family, thank you for watching. So guys, what scientific name would you give to this ant? Let's make history! Remember to LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to be part of the family! Ant love forever!

    1. Johnny Shores
      Johnny Shores
      3 dagen geleden

      Smh you shoulda kicked your self for not following the ant to her nest after she fed but what can we do not right 😂😂

    2. KawaiiMinecrafter
      10 dagen geleden

      I am thinking of biggy valintinious because it is big and the heart shaped abdomen

    3. Aloja Labao
      Aloja Labao
      15 dagen geleden


    4. Lightning_Studios
      3 maanden geleden

      @Zed The Master of Shadows Why would a master of shadows use emojis?

    Dag geleden

    U r good

  3. Sarah's video logs
    Sarah's video logs
    5 dagen geleden

    Congratulations Sir Mikey! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. Jonathan Brooks
    Jonathan Brooks
    6 dagen geleden

    And the new house he's making or has finished he could finally have an ant farm of those blue ants

  5. borna
    8 dagen geleden

    I love his spiky coat, straight out of Sci-FI!

  6. Irma Rico
    Irma Rico
    11 dagen geleden

    The biggest major

  7. Minions Tennant
    Minions Tennant
    14 dagen geleden

    The bloody vampire ant or just vampire ant or maybe the mauradering fire quenchers or maybe the spiky lovers or maybe hairy hearts or maybe the horned caper's

  8. Aspeda
    14 dagen geleden

    I’m late but those are such cutieeeees !!! They have spikes like little capes and their abdomens looks like little heart ^^

  9. Kenzo Julindra Putra
    Kenzo Julindra Putra
    14 dagen geleden


  10. Janice Mombourquette
    Janice Mombourquette
    17 dagen geleden


    1. RhysTalksAboutStuff
      Dag geleden

      look at his old vids

    2. RhysTalksAboutStuff
      Dag geleden

      he has lol

  11. jeremy schopp
    jeremy schopp
    22 dagen geleden

    Question: How will you move all your Huge colonys in your house your living in now?

  12. Denzel Coloso
    Denzel Coloso
    22 dagen geleden


  13. Power Puppy
    Power Puppy
    25 dagen geleden

    I think you should name the marauder ants “the bonecrackers”

  14. Cody Ferris
    Cody Ferris
    25 dagen geleden

    The spines

  15. Gabriel Zion Lacuna
    Gabriel Zion Lacuna
    27 dagen geleden

    Antscanadateam i name it

  16. Risa Agustin
    Risa Agustin
    29 dagen geleden

    You 😎😎😎😎😎😎

  17. Risa Agustin
    Risa Agustin
    29 dagen geleden


  18. colin chan
    colin chan
    29 dagen geleden

    Your the best!

  19. Verge
    Maand geleden

    you can call the marauder ants the scavengers

  20. a youtuber
    a youtuber
    Maand geleden

    Name: the raptor pack

  21. Noobifity
    Maand geleden

    Thicc ant

  22. Zech is a toad
    Zech is a toad
    Maand geleden


  23. LimitedTimes102
    Maand geleden

    Call it furtum please

  24. KingofKings _1611
    KingofKings _1611
    Maand geleden

    I really like the spikes thing on the back of the new ant!!

  25. Yanglo Pongen
    Yanglo Pongen
    Maand geleden

    gg ants :)

  26. Retard Activated
    Retard Activated
    Maand geleden

    I need someone in my life that will look at me and regard me as lovingly as AC regards his ants. 😍😍😍

  27. Jay Wooten
    Jay Wooten
    Maand geleden

    Oh my God it looks so cute

  28. 🐾Chaoz Carnivore🐾
    🐾Chaoz Carnivore🐾
    Maand geleden

    Dang we have invasive ants everywhere then.

  29. Héloïse Candi Ruiz
    Héloïse Candi Ruiz
    Maand geleden

    What a beautiful ant. She’s so cute.

  30. Fishing Man
    Fishing Man
    Maand geleden


  31. Just a Creepy person
    Just a Creepy person
    Maand geleden

    Don’t be mad,but I kick down fire ant piles down all the time cuz they invasive species where I live,and I like my place without annoying little bi_____

  32. highlighter
    Maand geleden

    ayo wait this that guy who made that despacito speedo parody

  33. Quacky_duck
    Maand geleden

    ants canada: *wants to buy a house* house dealer: this house is infested with ants everywhere and- ants canada: GRAB ME THAT RIGHT NOW I WILL PAY U 10000000 FOR THAT HOUSE

  34. scale luke
    scale luke
    Maand geleden

    Im everywher if you look hard enough #evil

  35. wack a moll
    wack a moll
    Maand geleden

    Spike tipped ant

  36. david mantel
    david mantel
    Maand geleden

    The maurada ants should be called the gigas

  37. gerelee gerelee
    gerelee gerelee
    Maand geleden

    I kill fire ants and ghost ant

  38. Shia Ortega
    Shia Ortega
    Maand geleden

    Hmmmmm I think this ant should be called........heartbut ant?

  39. Zachary Kamerman
    Zachary Kamerman
    Maand geleden

    I'm sad mom wants to kill ants in my yard 😭😭😭

  40. Alex Mobley
    Alex Mobley
    Maand geleden

    Dr bright

    1. Alex Mobley
      Alex Mobley
      Maand geleden


  41. GamingwithLava
    Maand geleden

    Young me: The only ants in the world are only red ants and black ants Me: Now i know everything

  42. Omnicron
    Maand geleden

    At first glance, it looked like "Formica rufa". But I'm only 4 minutes in...

  43. Grant Taylor’s Wild Adventures
    Grant Taylor’s Wild Adventures
    Maand geleden


  44. Grant Taylor’s Wild Adventures
    Grant Taylor’s Wild Adventures
    Maand geleden

    That toad is a cane toad

  45. Cj Playz
    Cj Playz
    Maand geleden


  46. Cj Playz
    Cj Playz
    Maand geleden


  47. Cj Playz
    Cj Playz
    Maand geleden


  48. Xavier FEU RICART
    Xavier FEU RICART
    Maand geleden

    House for An ant

  49. Diana Humbatova
    Diana Humbatova
    Maand geleden

    a good name for a colony is the bergeins or the stingers

  50. Brandon B
    Brandon B
    Maand geleden

    I have so many different species of Crematogaster around my house, my jaw dropped when I saw the abdomen at first!

  51. Brandon Spalletta
    Brandon Spalletta
    Maand geleden

    I really enjoyed seeing the potential new species. The spines on the back made me think of the Zerg from one of my favorite video games, StarCraft. Very cool!

  52. owen spearing
    owen spearing
    Maand geleden

    bro your foundation looks fkin shot i would fire those masons if i were you and hire myself who is an amazing mason

  53. Totally not an Rick and roll
    Totally not an Rick and roll
    Maand geleden

    The name should be sarcampt

  54. Jordan Bustle
    Jordan Bustle
    Maand geleden

    Big chungus

  55. Masahiro Himuro
    Masahiro Himuro
    Maand geleden

    I hope to find an ant species that looks like this but their queen is purple so I can name it "Thanos ant"

  56. White Fireflies
    White Fireflies
    Maand geleden

    AClipdiaitas and just made it up lol

  57. ki-ya ka-ya-na
    ki-ya ka-ya-na
    Maand geleden

    I meet that ant to, I meet in the forest while camping trip in my 6th grade.

  58. Oof
    Maand geleden

    Reegel spie ant

  59. Erika Holterman
    Erika Holterman
    Maand geleden


  60. Samantha Noriega
    Samantha Noriega
    Maand geleden

    Him: * shows hints of new ant and talks* Me: CAN U JUST SHOW US ALREADY AND SHUT UP CAUSE I CAME TO SEE THE NEW ANT. (Jk I’m fine with it it’s just a joke )

  61. Dragon master
    Dragon master
    Maand geleden

    Actually had a ant infestation the day I watch this video it was a fire ant infestation

  62. Crucify
    Maand geleden


  63. jack stafford
    jack stafford
    Maand geleden

    name them the wilds

  64. SOSD
    Maand geleden

    you should name them mamagaurtaur

  65. muhammad faraz
    muhammad faraz
    Maand geleden


  66. guyofking ofguy
    guyofking ofguy
    Maand geleden

    The moos bitter

  67. Melody Plaza
    Melody Plaza
    Maand geleden

    ayon po kung maganda yong pangalan

  68. Melody Plaza
    Melody Plaza
    Maand geleden

    loyal warrio

  69. Reagan Le
    Reagan Le
    Maand geleden

    plot twist: it's the Formica Ereptor irl

  70. Connor Roach
    Connor Roach
    Maand geleden

    But is it native or invasive? As its never been discovered will we ever even know? Did you send any to scientists?

  71. Over Is Cool
    Over Is Cool
    Maand geleden

    The Diamonds.

  72. Nikos Da Noob
    Nikos Da Noob
    Maand geleden

    I feel like your the Philippines hahahahahahha

  73. Misty_GreenAlien
    Maand geleden

    why did i click on this vid while eating a burger 🥲

  74. ToBo Games
    ToBo Games
    Maand geleden

    Something with Canada in it

  75. valk
    Maand geleden

    That seriously looks like the ant who always come to feed on my dog’s water

  76. Greninja god
    Greninja god
    Maand geleden


  77. Ruth Hyde
    Ruth Hyde
    Maand geleden

    Dude why don't you get the bullet ant farm

  78. Turquoise wizard
    Turquoise wizard
    Maand geleden

    The ant name is hairy heart back

  79. SmolBean UwU
    SmolBean UwU
    Maand geleden

    Bro, I think that's a carpenter ant...

  80. Dumbpro 34
    Dumbpro 34
    Maand geleden

    The gentle giants

  81. bored memers
    bored memers
    Maand geleden

    I love how he haves a bunch of ants skewered in his house like vlad the impaler

  82. Jose Ycaza
    Jose Ycaza
    Maand geleden

    Call it Nadia

  83. Max Walther
    Max Walther
    Maand geleden

    How about nadu ants???

  84. Emerald Wolf
    Emerald Wolf
    Maand geleden

    Should’ve named it ligma.

  85. TrapFlitch
    Maand geleden

    Acrobat ant

  86. tetromint
    Maand geleden

    Name it frigus formica Its name translates to "cool ant" because it looks cool

  87. Calister18
    Maand geleden

    And it turns out- GETS AD

  88. Lianmawii Rivung
    Lianmawii Rivung
    Maand geleden

    Hafe you ever seen a square head ant?

  89. AxolotlLogan ツ
    AxolotlLogan ツ
    Maand geleden

    I kill ants

  90. Wadro
    Maand geleden

    I say we call them the Mystic Marauders

  91. RedKnight
    Maand geleden

    Ur sub count is my bday :D 4/22

  92. Anee Vang
    Anee Vang
    Maand geleden

    7:45 headpuff

  93. Halle Wilhelmsen
    Halle Wilhelmsen
    Maand geleden

    I wanna call it Bob....

  94. Marshall 123
    Marshall 123
    Maand geleden

    Name them black hole or black death

  95. Dextlord
    Maand geleden

    New ant just dropped

  96. The Doom Teen
    The Doom Teen
    Maand geleden

    I think the marauder ant's should be named "The Demons"

  97. Aspect Blitz
    Aspect Blitz
    Maand geleden

    The ants getting a better house than me😨

  98. Ryan Dupuis
    Ryan Dupuis
    Maand geleden

    NLrock has struck again. 3 am brain said yeah ants are something I want to watch

  99. I am a kitty meow
    I am a kitty meow
    Maand geleden

    what if the ant is a boy? dont come to things befor looking what gender but idk maybe you have

  100. I am a kitty meow
    I am a kitty meow
    Maand geleden

    there shuld be a #ants thing but there is a think... i not a