How We Accidentally Discovered ANT # 555 and Made History

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We made history in the world of science last week and had no idea! A mystery ant I spotted in my yard didn't happen to match scientific records in the global ant species catalogue. However, when we sent some specimens to the top ant biologist and taxonomist in the country Dr. David General, what he revealed to us was mind-blowing. Meet Ant # 555! 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
    6 maanden geleden

    Greetings, Ant Lovers/AC Family and thank you for watching! I can’t believe all of this has happened! We did this together! If you enjoyed this news and the video, hope you remember to hit the LIKE button, SHARE the video, and SUBSCRIBE (hit the BELL and Select ALL for Notifications Squad) to join the AC Family! Ant Love Forever! Also, hit LIKE for the option below for the name(s) you choose for the wild Marauder Ant population of Antopia:

    1. Kally Moon
      Kally Moon
      Maand geleden

      Congratulations, you've made one of your dreams! Keep going with this incredible content, also, be knowing that even kids watches your channel

    2. Robloxcraft
      Maand geleden

      The collosals sounds cool

    3. Jordan Schriver
      Jordan Schriver
      Maand geleden

      @AntsCanada This. IS. SPARTA!

    4. Jake Agurer power
      Jake Agurer power
      2 maanden geleden

      I remember when you kept ants in a plastic container, now your discovering new species yet you’re as humble as ever

    5. Honie Aficionado
      Honie Aficionado
      2 maanden geleden

      Ac fan did you know he live in fillipine

  2. SicFromTheKush
    2 dagen geleden

    I think its important to say that to have that 45-50 percent chance of discovery, youd have to explore different regions and evironments in your country, not merely wander around your property. Not saying its gonna be that hard to discover a new ant, but you shouldnt limit yourself to the yard

  3. T. Colony
    T. Colony
    4 dagen geleden

    That species are Meranoplus bicolor

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

    Nakaka proud! Nanunuod lang ako dati pero parang feeling ko ngayon naka discover na din ako ng bagong species ng ants! Sorry for the late comment 🙏🏻

  5. Tenebris
    7 dagen geleden

    Wait.. something just clicked in my brain.. any starwars prequel lover that know clonewars should know who fives is right? This ant species would be the "fives" of the collective ants in his region!

  6. Tenebris
    7 dagen geleden

    Now this, is an epic ant gamer moment!

  7. 𝑴𝒔 𝑴𝒊𝑴𝒊.¿¡
    𝑴𝒔 𝑴𝒊𝑴𝒊.¿¡
    13 dagen geleden


  8. Kiara Rahma Shashikirana
    Kiara Rahma Shashikirana
    Maand geleden

    Our queen ant died in thr wind😔😟😭😭😭😭

  9. villager max416
    villager max416
    Maand geleden

    I saw that ant in my back yard, had no clue it was a new ant species

  10. Amy Glenn
    Amy Glenn
    Maand geleden

    It can be called murder ants tena

  11. Seth Fair
    Seth Fair
    Maand geleden

    Valentina biocolor shall be the scientific name

  12. susan liau
    susan liau
    Maand geleden

    Hey i love ant

  13. Brandon Spalletta
    Brandon Spalletta
    Maand geleden

    So cool!

  14. Cliche _
    Cliche _
    Maand geleden

    I actually only have like on species of ant i always see, unless flying ones count as different

  15. Andreas Lettner
    Andreas Lettner
    Maand geleden


  16. Enderabyss
    Maand geleden

    Bro this guy should catch all the queens he finds like pokemon Oh and I remember watching you 2 years ago. Keep doing the good work and don't give up!!!

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

    i always heard acd family but i know it is ac family

  18. 1반송용봉투
    2 maanden geleden

    Hi 👋

  19. The Pearl King
    The Pearl King
    2 maanden geleden

    #AntLoveForever #Antopia

  20. e
    2 maanden geleden

    noice making history

  21. Weirdest Person Guaranteed
    Weirdest Person Guaranteed
    2 maanden geleden

    Where are you based, because the Orient isn’t nearby Canada?

  22. funnyfatcat
    2 maanden geleden

    This makes me think that I've probably stepped on an undiscovered ant species

  23. Jakul Zalsalani
    Jakul Zalsalani
    2 maanden geleden

    So, one google search will tell u its meranoplus bicolor...title is so clickbait. Its not even a possible discovery. The only discovery made is that it cam be found as an invasive species in the philippines. I love mikey. But clickbait is clickbait.

  24. pinkish
    2 maanden geleden

    This guy could make a series on a single banana, and it would be interesting

  25. Grass Tastic
    Grass Tastic
    2 maanden geleden

    Your reaction to clickbait claims are so gratifying to hear, I love your take on it!

  26. TyranK
    2 maanden geleden

    edit:Are you Filipino?

  27. Jess Lorimer
    Jess Lorimer
    2 maanden geleden

    When I was little, I would let ants climb over my hands and when they bit me I would cry but keep going LOL-

  28. Babushka man
    Babushka man
    2 maanden geleden


  29. throwingshit
    2 maanden geleden

    i'm in construction... who the hell did you hire to build that house?.. some bums of the street? What crap workmanship.

    1. Matthew Minucci
      Matthew Minucci
      2 maanden geleden

      Calm down. I live near a stadium and when they started building it it looked very messy.

  30. SuperzockerTV YT
    SuperzockerTV YT
    2 maanden geleden


  31. KirbStar
    2 maanden geleden

    The fact someone spelled clickbait clickbate is stupid

    1. Lewen The Fox
      Lewen The Fox
      2 maanden geleden

      It must not be their first language

  32. Louise Lee
    Louise Lee
    2 maanden geleden

    I think I saw that ant before i don’t remember🤔

  33. PhoenixSeer
    2 maanden geleden

    I like how you didn't heart your own comment ❤️

  34. GedenWilbur
    2 maanden geleden

    Me when I see ants in my garden "oh no... Aggressive neighbors" Ants Canada "WOOOH!"

  35. Smol one
    Smol one
    2 maanden geleden

    A N T

  36. NeonNubArmy
    2 maanden geleden

    Antopia vs La’ Manburg Ants (and some dude) VS some random people making Minecraft videos Lol, that would be a strange battle

  37. bkpickell
    2 maanden geleden

    Am I the only one who feels like I just watched a 15 minute ad for Antopia? I've been watching a lot of these videos for some reason and I've noticed a common theme on these videos. He takes padding for time on a whole new level. It's almost like he has ADD or something as he cannot stay on topic for more than thirty seconds without completely changing gears. I guess it works for him with 4M subs, but I can't sub for that reason.

  38. Shadøwplayz
    2 maanden geleden

    I hate how people tell clickbait and fake they shouldn’t first reasearch then say

  39. Zandra Champeu
    Zandra Champeu
    2 maanden geleden

    Ac ant

  40. Poke 1 Fan
    Poke 1 Fan
    2 maanden geleden

    omg "AntsCanada" I JUST FOUND A MASSIVE COLONY OF THESE ANTS, AND IT'S GOT 8 ENTERANCES AND 1500+ ANTS!! Im sorry for thping in caps, i am cuz i am very happy!

    1. Poke 1 Fan
      Poke 1 Fan
      2 maanden geleden

      And then i got chased by a hornet...

  41. Chilly Bean
    Chilly Bean
    2 maanden geleden

    no, google is really dumb its a normal type... GOOGLE DIDNT EVEN RECOGNISE A WHITE BUTTERFLY WITH ORANGE WINGS AND BLACK SPOTS!!! thats why i hate google

  42. Andoy Doy
    Andoy Doy
    2 maanden geleden

    Jesus Loves all of you guys

  43. Sterling Page
    Sterling Page
    2 maanden geleden

    This aunt is so cool like when did you find it and when did you want to see the basic cause it looks so cool but I don't know about the skin of the wife ever so much dinner guess my immigrants so cool let's you're

  44. Ruby and Alex,s Fun World
    Ruby and Alex,s Fun World
    2 maanden geleden

    I feel like it could be a mix of fire ants and normal ants it looks like both but different I don't know where it gets the heart shape but it's just a theory:-)

  45. 2 maanden geleden

    OMG cool

  46. Panis YO
    Panis YO
    2 maanden geleden

    when he says my country is it Canada? I'm so confused are there such forests in Canada?

  47. JING TAN
    2 maanden geleden

    Once I saw a wired and it was yellow it stung me and it tickle then hurled it felt like mega cold to pain

  48. Soupcan
    2 maanden geleden

    Doctor General Now that's a title!

  49. Bloxy sloth
    Bloxy sloth
    2 maanden geleden

    Hmm an ant ad

  50. Leonardo Bote
    Leonardo Bote
    2 maanden geleden

    i would call it "The Spike Lovers" Since there is some spikes of the back of the ant

  51. Tyler Sherwin
    Tyler Sherwin
    2 maanden geleden


  52. Kahana Lewis
    Kahana Lewis
    2 maanden geleden

    Either way new sighting or new species its still historical as a youtuber discovered it:/

  53. Bananasuar
    2 maanden geleden

    If I could choose a superpower it would be to shape shift so I could turn into a ant to get a closer look at there lives.

  54. Kaiju Ville
    Kaiju Ville
    2 maanden geleden

    I have seen this new species of ant in my backyard😅

  55. Evelyn Lamoy
    Evelyn Lamoy
    3 maanden geleden

    Superficially, 555 looks near identical to the Meranoplus bicolor. Rather than It being a pre-existing species, or an entirely new one, we may be dealing with something in the middle. an isolated population that has become genetically distinct but is not yet qualified as a distinct species. If they haven't been sighted in your country previously, that may be what it is. If that proves to be the case, its probably a Meranoplus Bicolor offshoot. Meranoplus Bicolor ACfamilius

  56. Aran O'Neill
    Aran O'Neill
    3 maanden geleden


  57. Richard Orta
    Richard Orta
    3 maanden geleden

    Do you plan on puting up colony cams to watch around the colony entrances and hangout cams for the interesting spots?

  58. 小白羊
    3 maanden geleden

    8:20 i think this is where it REALLY starts (if you have watch the last vid......) cuz its repeating

    1. 小白羊
      3 maanden geleden

      so thats why this ant looks familiar, because I live in Malaysia =-=, well good luck

  59. AnTsSr _
    AnTsSr _
    3 maanden geleden

    Gotta catch em all, I guess

  60. Wendy H.
    Wendy H.
    3 maanden geleden

    I wonder how the queen looks like it must be very beautiful

  61. Floridaball
    3 maanden geleden

    Name it the AntsCanada ant

  62. Maca
    3 maanden geleden

    this vid make me to sub u. love ur work !!!

  63. Audrey Middlebrook
    Audrey Middlebrook
    3 maanden geleden

    Me when I saw an ant in my house: smush it Me after watching his vids: watch it and then let it free outside

  64. Vids for kids 60
    Vids for kids 60
    3 maanden geleden

    This is not cool it's amazing

  65. Go20 Naruto
    Go20 Naruto
    3 maanden geleden

    Before you bash let me note you ANTS CANADA exist for educate you not for your entertainment

    1. loving_Reaper
      2 maanden geleden

      Who cares?

  66. Aquamarine 522
    Aquamarine 522
    3 maanden geleden

    Srry I couldn’t comment on your video about finding a new ant once I found this ant that looked like a green ant with a long body on of the part thingys il just clll it an separate bod well it was brown and it had green pattern on it and the other separate body thing had the same thing but green stripes and it had. Red and green eyes I found it at school do you know what it was?

  67. Mikaela Alonso
    Mikaela Alonso
    3 maanden geleden

    When i realize 555 is my favorite number: 🧐😳😲

  68. Visions Mantra
    Visions Mantra
    3 maanden geleden

    wait, what will happen to all those ant colonies when you go to build this huge pool?

  69. Mikko Kasim
    Mikko Kasim
    3 maanden geleden

    Ac if you captured that mystery ant and name it,ill name it Pure Black ant :D

  70. Sheyli :3
    Sheyli :3
    3 maanden geleden


  71. Demone
    3 maanden geleden

    The Marauder ant colony should be called The Order of The Phoenix... because Marauder ants make me think of the Marauders in Harry Potter. Known as Padfoot, Moony, Prongs, and Wormtail who all became members of The Order of The Phoenix as adults.

  72. ThomasRichardHaroldson
    3 maanden geleden

    There is a third possibility with new sightings of ants in neighbouring countries: they could have migrated naturally and so technically be invasive, just not introduced by humans. This is in fact how the whole planet came to be populated by various creatures in the first place…

  73. Sciatic Dragon66
    Sciatic Dragon66
    3 maanden geleden

    after seeing your videos i want an ant farm so badly but my parents said that they wont bu me anythign i need and i have to just use what i have :( and i dont even know how to get queen ants

  74. Paige Walters
    Paige Walters
    3 maanden geleden

    Scientists when they find an ant missing an antennae and the tip of its leg: Ah, onceafolicapronithisa

  75. 3 maanden geleden

    this guy is like the only youtuber I've ever seen that makes learning fun

  76. sebastian maldonado
    sebastian maldonado
    3 maanden geleden

    is should be called the spined cupid ant

  77. Ms. Cringe
    Ms. Cringe
    3 maanden geleden

    SAY WHATTTTTTTTTT Your so lucky

  78. Leafeon the Cat
    Leafeon the Cat
    3 maanden geleden

    Wait… you live in Canada, right? So the ant doesn’t live near you?

    1. Speqker_
      3 maanden geleden

      he moved to Philippines

    2. Phsycswat
      3 maanden geleden

      uhh i think antopia is in philippines

  79. Undead Dragon
    Undead Dragon
    3 maanden geleden


  80. °•(RED SO SUS)•°
    °•(RED SO SUS)•°
    3 maanden geleden

    Is it all free

  81. Coryntheus Rotharmel
    Coryntheus Rotharmel
    3 maanden geleden

    Love this channel, but my sidonglobophobia was triggered too many times... ech

  82. pepe chill
    pepe chill
    3 maanden geleden

    its price less to see you do math. the 44% amazed me

  83. Bri Baby
    Bri Baby
    4 maanden geleden

    How honorable to name it after us ❤️

  84. zatoriasc
    4 maanden geleden


  85. zatoriasc
    4 maanden geleden


  86. Nate
    4 maanden geleden

    O U R finding

  87. Q W
    Q W
    4 maanden geleden

    We? You mean you?

  88. Erik Weber
    Erik Weber
    4 maanden geleden

    I’m actually astounded by the ppl that called it click bait like this man is such a genuinely nice person and has such pure energy.

  89. Yuk Chun Wong
    Yuk Chun Wong
    4 maanden geleden

    soooo cool cool guys cool did you see its horns on its back i mean thorax

  90. Yunxia Li
    Yunxia Li
    4 maanden geleden


  91. Honey Waseem
    Honey Waseem
    4 maanden geleden


  92. Danoeshan alvino
    Danoeshan alvino
    4 maanden geleden


  93. Danoeshan alvino
    Danoeshan alvino
    4 maanden geleden


  94. Marvy Dado
    Marvy Dado
    4 maanden geleden

    The light ant

  95. Michael Pittman
    Michael Pittman
    4 maanden geleden

    i feel like someone would write a horror movie using your antopia as a setting place for it. no offense, but its kinda reminds me of "he's got his own custom built house, for his ants."

  96. Joshua Ekale
    Joshua Ekale
    4 maanden geleden

    he,s sus

  97. Ertin Site
    Ertin Site
    4 maanden geleden

    There is o.445 chance ,not 44.5! Do u understand how lucky u are?!

  98. Eduardo Contante
    Eduardo Contante
    4 maanden geleden

    Maybe imported hell ant

  99. Issy Guinn
    Issy Guinn
    5 maanden geleden

    That's amazing a NLrockr along with the watchers found a new species.

  100. SpeedBeanz
    5 maanden geleden

    AntsCanada: they are examining our ant as you are watching this! people watching in 2100: dam thats a long time