Starting a New Ant Colony | Birth of the Carpenter Ants

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Birth of the CARPENTER ANTS: After the beautiful rise to glory of my fire ant colony, the Phoenix Empire, I sought out a brand new starting carpenter ant colony to begin a new story of ant wonder. In this episode we meet our young carpenter ant queen and her brood, and have a look at all the unique jobs already taking place within the colony's test tube setup. The footage captured in this video is truly cute, eye-opening, and magical all at once. Hope you enjoy the humble beginnings of an ant colony, as we welcome them to our growing Antiverse. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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  1. AntsCanada
    5 maanden geleden

    The next episode is here: 🐜🐜🐜 Go vote for their official name now! Ant love forever!

    1. Da true doge god
      Da true doge god
      28 dagen geleden

      Patriot ants

    2. Jayden Yobe Pasague
      Jayden Yobe Pasague
      28 dagen geleden


    3. Universe_unicorn_galexy
      Maand geleden

      Name for colenny : Iron Gards Name for Qween:Iron Worrior

    4. Pharaoh
      Maand geleden

      So the ant species you found looks likeThe African ant species Crematogaster striatula. There venomous from what I’ve heard. Back when I was super into ants I found those little buggers on a World Wide Ant Species article. I suggest you check it out!

    5. Doge
      Maand geleden

      Golden nations

  2. Advice From A Spiritual Geek
    Advice From A Spiritual Geek
    8 uur geleden

    my brother bought me ants for my birthday they are Camponotus floridanus, and pyramid ants I cussed him out and asked him where he got them from he said Ebay I still have them I just bought them their separate formicariums I just found ur channel I will be by from you soon. we live in ohio and I know these are not native to my area

  3. JxySlime_
    6 dagen geleden

    Any one else saw a mite on a ant????

  4. Muhammad Mehdi
    Muhammad Mehdi
    7 dagen geleden

    6:08 aw he didn’t see the face hugger here

  5. Fill-up   well🔑key
    Fill-up well🔑key
    8 dagen geleden

    A Bugz Life 🐜..

  6. Sebastian  Htun
    Sebastian Htun
    11 dagen geleden

    i can see mites on the queen on 3:25 !

  7. tonytheoneandonly
    13 dagen geleden

    When exactly do you start feeding your carpenter ants? My queen has two workers now

  8. Parrot 123
    Parrot 123
    15 dagen geleden

    3:23 whats that tiny white bug

  9. Giovanni Balbosa-Mc Intosh
    Giovanni Balbosa-Mc Intosh
    18 dagen geleden

    Antiverse? Should have been Antverse

  10. Levi Torok
    Levi Torok
    19 dagen geleden

    THIS HELPED MORE THEN YOU CAN IMAGINE!!! I got a new colony and was worried cause I thought the queen died when I put it in here new ant home and 7 days went by and I only saw one ant but today I woke up and saw them munching on the new cricket I put in there and it make me so happy

  11. Jose Nicolas Sta. Maria
    Jose Nicolas Sta. Maria
    26 dagen geleden

    The heck there’s a face hugger mite

    27 dagen geleden

    Is the test tube portal big enough for the carpenter ant. Can u use that as a out world with the test tube as the nest when the colony is small what do u do in the begining if the tube runs dry and its just the queen and eggs and they need water

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  15. Emmanuel Onyebuashi
    Emmanuel Onyebuashi
    29 dagen geleden

    I saw an ant carrying larvae

  16. River Wild-Hoffman
    River Wild-Hoffman
    Maand geleden

    The harps and queen the harpey

  17. maria elyn grace cablitas
    maria elyn grace cablitas
    Maand geleden

    How much i buy that

  18. Maand geleden

    i wanted to make my first ant colony

  19. Joel Greenhaw
    Joel Greenhaw
    Maand geleden


  20. OUTIS TV
    Maand geleden

    Did anyone know that a-c-e means ace?

  21. jacob gaming
    jacob gaming
    Maand geleden

    If i killed the queen ant it means im gonna get nunu bc your the guy whos taking care of the queen ant 😸

  22. The Donut
    The Donut
    Maand geleden

    So Um- my firm was being swarmed by these Flying ants and em-… My boss may have introduced them to a Blowtorch….

  23. Say Gay
    Say Gay
    Maand geleden

    He never seen Honeypot ants

  24. Happy_sleepy Bear
    Happy_sleepy Bear
    Maand geleden

    A replete is an ant that store food for the colony in case if they can't find food

  25. Mr. Yan
    Mr. Yan
    Maand geleden

    A replete is a ant that stores food

  26. Zara Tagamolila
    Zara Tagamolila
    Maand geleden

    My house has quite a few ant colony’s in the back and front yard so u can’t take a step without seeing a few fighting here and there ;-;

  27. Pastel Dragon
    Pastel Dragon
    Maand geleden

    bro i would love to have ants, i love watching your videos and learning about all the different ants

  28. Maria Fe Saura
    Maria Fe Saura
    Maand geleden

    Hey i saw a tick in one of the ants

  29. Sophia Rushton
    Sophia Rushton
    Maand geleden

    Maybe they should be nameddddd uhhhhh hmm... soil carpenders?? idk 😂

  30. Buen Angelo Racaza
    Buen Angelo Racaza
    Maand geleden

    wait in 3:24 i saw your queen ant on her body a tick if you want to see it replay it

  31. Bryce Hodge
    Bryce Hodge
    Maand geleden

    At 6:53 the top right ant I think I see a mite but that would be impossible because there inside a test tube

    Maand geleden

    what happen to the original fire ants

  33. Godzilla
    Maand geleden

    Also the queen is pretty

  34. Eva Leitch
    Eva Leitch
    Maand geleden

    I want to see a cocoon hatch

    1. Eva Leitch
      Eva Leitch
      Maand geleden

      How else?

  35. Big cheese
    Big cheese
    Maand geleden

    I want to be an ant cause im soooooooooooooo bad in organisation

  36. 萊恩
    Maand geleden

    This kind of ant looks just like Camponotus irritans. They are very common in my country

  37. Leonardo Souza
    Leonardo Souza
    Maand geleden

    I just moved in to a house and realize there is a carpenter ants colony living inside a wood door, I was wondering if there was a way to transport this colony somehow. if nyone here have anyidea I would love to discuss how to do this.

  38. [SCPF] 'The Administrator'
    [SCPF] 'The Administrator'
    Maand geleden

    I'm sorry I don't wanna be a bother but hingess is for prince or princes for queen is her royal majesty sorry for bottering

  39. Brandon B
    Brandon B
    Maand geleden

    11:52 what is that white thing under the "jaw" of that major?

  40. M Wieseler
    M Wieseler
    Maand geleden

    My 9 yr old had been talking my ear off about ants because of this channel. He loves it. And while I doubted his knowledge, after about two months the queen he captured and has been living in a test tube in my bathroom has finally produced worker ants. So thanks for creating a future Myrmecologist.

  41. Claudette Clarke
    Claudette Clarke
    Maand geleden

    Wait there was a mite on the face one ant

  42. Cj Playz
    Cj Playz
    Maand geleden


  43. Shane Talley-Thomas Photography
    Shane Talley-Thomas Photography
    Maand geleden

    He said super worker lol

  44. Universe_unicorn_galexy
    Maand geleden

    Name suggestion : iron gates Queen name : iron worrior

  45. Lisa Griffiths
    Lisa Griffiths
    Maand geleden

    Name the colony the builders club and name the queen, Queen Tachycardia

  46. foxmanflying
    Maand geleden

    What happens if you put 2 colonies together of different speices

  47. Jeremy Rogers
    Jeremy Rogers
    Maand geleden

    Put a dead snake down and watched the Carp ants swarm 😍

  48. Chickens Are Great
    Chickens Are Great
    Maand geleden

    There name should be *The Wood Choppers*

  49. RoseGRgrands
    Maand geleden

    Did anyone see a ant have a facehugger?

  50. bluecali4na
    Maand geleden

    Name the queen Sabrina

  51. Godzilla
    2 maanden geleden

    5:50 I saw a mite on one of the ants!

  52. Mac McIntosh
    Mac McIntosh
    2 maanden geleden

    I have no idea why, but his voice reminds me of Rook from Ben 10 omniverse

  53. Soophiaa
    2 maanden geleden

    I haven’t been watching you for 3 months I have A LOT of catching up 😂

  54. wse YT R
    wse YT R
    2 maanden geleden

    there a mite under the ant head 6:15

  55. sams insect lab
    sams insect lab
    2 maanden geleden

    we need an update

  56. G_Wartooth_
    2 maanden geleden

    I loved this video! All the information about the carpenter ants was so information, and I feel that your voice is very charismatic and easy to listen to! Really cool to learn about Repletes as living ant food silos, and I think you should try out to be the next commentator for Planet Earth!

  57. Thomas Uptgraft
    Thomas Uptgraft
    2 maanden geleden

    My name is Thomas and I am very interested in starting an ant colony of carpenter ants 🐜 like the big black ones I grew up around in North Pole Alaska

  58. Mythkills
    2 maanden geleden

    Will my queen ant be disturbed if she can see my snakes infrared heat bulb? I placed her in my reptile room because it is always above 70°F but the infrared lights are always on. She is also in a opened box. Is my setup good ?

  59. 2 maanden geleden

    Normal worker ant: Hey, where's that yummy yellow stuff?(honey) Repletes: Here ya go! *bleaugh*

  60. steven reddick
    steven reddick
    2 maanden geleden

    I am equally fascinated and creeped out.

  61. TheAsianVillain
    2 maanden geleden

    "Antfestation Park" or "Antfe-Station." Or, continue with the "Jurassic," but in our era, "Holo Park."

  62. Pura Marpu
    Pura Marpu
    2 maanden geleden

    I don't have a pet ant colony, but an ant colony in my walls.

  63. wildguy
    2 maanden geleden

    My fav carp ants are black carpenter ants :D

  64. Ollie Profancik
    Ollie Profancik
    2 maanden geleden

    Ugh my eggs won’t hatch!!! How long do they take???

  65. Dancing With Music
    Dancing With Music
    2 maanden geleden

    How about Dira, or Creole, or Fei for the queen ant?

    2 maanden geleden

    Mighty ant

  67. Benagain 47
    Benagain 47
    2 maanden geleden

    I saw a queen while I was outside sadly I don’t have any test tubes it had a really big gaster almost like a replete

  68. Father SteE
    Father SteE
    2 maanden geleden

    I have to ask...what do you do if you run out of water BEFORE the Queen has enough workers?

  69. military raven
    military raven
    2 maanden geleden

    are you mikey bustos?

  70. Jonny Dronenberg
    Jonny Dronenberg
    2 maanden geleden

    I know this is an older video, but the facehugger mites are visible, which presents the question of how they got in there in the first place?

  71. Becraft Aintloud
    Becraft Aintloud
    2 maanden geleden

    Hello i love the videos! I need help i have caught 2 queen carpenter ants and they both have started to lay eggs in separate test tubes, can they be put together once its time for them to go in the nest? Or should i let one of them go.....

  72. Melissa.Gaming
    2 maanden geleden

    I need tips. I wanna start an ant family so i will need help knowing what is good for it

    1. Melissa.Gaming
      2 maanden geleden

      The ant has a bee looking back

  73. lowell Nottage
    lowell Nottage
    2 maanden geleden

    No idea what this guy looks like, but I picture a giant sophisticated talking ant

  74. Kyle Kennedy
    Kyle Kennedy
    2 maanden geleden

    Just found a huge carpenter queen 3 days ago!!

  75. Fatima jitrudee
    Fatima jitrudee
    2 maanden geleden

    Name the colony wood killer

    2 maanden geleden

    when is the queen flight season

  77. Robert Garcia
    Robert Garcia
    2 maanden geleden

    Do Meranoplus bicolor have soldiers, and do they have supersoldiers?

  78. SewDew
    2 maanden geleden

    Mold: I think I'll grow here hehe... Ant: Lik Mold: What the- AAAHHHHH

  79. Ben Bramhall
    Ben Bramhall
    2 maanden geleden

    Thier name should be Wood Chux Clan

  80. Justin McKee
    Justin McKee
    2 maanden geleden

    The wood elves. That’s what the carpenters are called lol

  81. Cielo Fiamma
    Cielo Fiamma
    2 maanden geleden

    What happened to these ants?

  82. Jailbreak lipopspencer Pop
    Jailbreak lipopspencer Pop
    2 maanden geleden

    Love my love

  83. dax the meme kid
    dax the meme kid
    2 maanden geleden

    7:24 there is a mite oh no

  84. Kathy Jimerson
    Kathy Jimerson
    2 maanden geleden

    The buzzsaw colony ?😕?

    1. Kathy Jimerson
      Kathy Jimerson
      2 maanden geleden

      And the queen can be called Pocahontas

  85. Thuy Tang
    Thuy Tang
    2 maanden geleden

    When you take out the cotton to feed them in the test tube wouldn't they crawler out?

  86. Tahira Meeram Sajjad
    Tahira Meeram Sajjad
    2 maanden geleden

    I have never been so interested in ants

  87. didier montagnier
    didier montagnier
    2 maanden geleden

    I’m desperately trying to exterminate carpenter ants while this guy is trying to raise a colony 🤬

  88. preston sweet
    preston sweet
    2 maanden geleden

    The Capenter colony

  89. Pirate Daxton
    Pirate Daxton
    2 maanden geleden

    There was a bug on the Queen

  90. VioletWillow Dragon
    VioletWillow Dragon
    2 maanden geleden

    honestly i wouldn't wish i was a larvae right now because pooping is good for you

  91. DatGuy
    2 maanden geleden

    Name the colony "Black diggers empire"

  92. DatGuy
    2 maanden geleden

    Carpenter ants are my Favorite ants! They are great diggers and dont consume wood thats what i love on them!!!!

  93. Oscar-lloyd Kellow
    Oscar-lloyd Kellow
    2 maanden geleden

    I got my first queen today already had 5 workers

    2 maanden geleden

    Name them: the coliseum

  95. woutxwarrior
    2 maanden geleden

    rosette from Rivendell

  96. sokvathana lim
    sokvathana lim
    2 maanden geleden


  97. MirrawingArt
    2 maanden geleden

    My parents discovered that there were carpenter ants in our pop-up camper, my mom put ant-poison/bait in it and there were/are also some in the soil by our newly planted birch tree! I think that my mom may have killed off the colony though. (I live in the Northern US)

  98. •-• play
    •-• play
    2 maanden geleden

    The New Carpenter Colony is Carpenter because they had the Real name are. And The queen of the Carpenter Colony is Carla

  99. military raven
    military raven
    2 maanden geleden

    I wish i had my own colony of ants but to me its hsrd finding queen ants

  100. wert plays 500 roblox
    wert plays 500 roblox
    2 maanden geleden

    I rly want carpnter ants