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The Horror of the Slaver Ant

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  • Xuất bản 26 Th01, 2023

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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  Tháng trước +2426

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    • Ivar Roxell
      Ivar Roxell 3 ngày trước

      Hello, i cant access the sources documnet.

    • Olarti o2
      Olarti o2 8 ngày trước

      So when did the PolyBillius Gaties queen raid your colony kurzgesag

    • Amir Mannan
      Amir Mannan 15 ngày trước

      Sounds like certain people who colonized certain continents

      SCOTT MILLER 21 ngày trước

      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.

      SCOTT MILLER 21 ngày trước

      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.

  • Isaac Cady
    Isaac Cady Tháng trước +17140

    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.

    • Forrow
      Forrow Ngày trước

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

    • Pete Jordan
      Pete Jordan 2 ngày trước

      Negotiations ended poorly

    • gim gimlet
      gim gimlet 3 ngày trước

      that sounds fucking sick ngl

    • Nim Pat
      Nim Pat 4 ngày trước

      @John Faz that's cool

    • Nim Pat
      Nim Pat 4 ngày trước

      @plantdaddy Ture

  • Jac
    Jac Tháng trước +457

    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.

    • Emir K
      Emir K 4 ngày trước

      The Hundred Years’ War in your backyard..

    • The King Crab
      The King Crab 5 ngày trước

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

    • Hrfjio
      Hrfjio 5 ngày trước

      Flood it with water. Play God

    • The King Crab
      The King Crab 7 ngày trước

      bro walked in on Mini-Vietnam

    • CarrotT
      CarrotT 20 ngày trước

      @KING IRON GAMES More like BalkANTs

  • jeshux1994
    jeshux1994 Tháng trước +491

    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!

    • jeshux1994
      jeshux1994 14 ngày trước +2

      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!

    • Nido Ravensbeard
      Nido Ravensbeard 14 ngày trước +2

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

    • Pig
      Pig 25 ngày trước +4

      @jeshux1994 haha it simple mean Win or best

    • jeshux1994
      jeshux1994 25 ngày trước +7

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

    • average jtoh enjoyer
      average jtoh enjoyer 25 ngày trước +3

      W teacher

  • Night Kobun
    Night Kobun Tháng trước +163

    "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!"

    • Nupetiet
      Nupetiet 3 ngày trước +1

      @Matic it's almost like the capitalist class smeared their pheromones all over these rubes who are convinced that everything will fall to crap if the capitalists aren't given the wealth that other people create. They can't seem to wrap their heads around the idea that shareholders are not creating wealth or products. Even Tim Apple has never built an iPhone, much less so the investors. People should be fairly compensated for the work they do, not their entitled demands for other people's money.

    • Big Moe
      Big Moe 10 ngày trước

      @Matic In high school or early-no, sadly. I had to learn this years after.

    • Matic
      Matic 11 ngày trước

      @Big Moe did you ever study economics in class?

    • Big Moe
      Big Moe 11 ngày trước

      @Matic Any brainlet would realize that the Ultra Rich don't rely on public/government utilities/institutes such as public schools, universal medicare, social security. They get basically nothing in terms of welfare or receive anything back in income tax. The loopholes available to them typically only exist because they're the few that certain markets are available to and thus taxing it is just destroying available business/jobs for other individuals.
      So whatever Penny they pay in taxes, at the very least, stays in the government's hand.
      Nope. Now are you going to kill everyone else eating up government spending?

    • Matic
      Matic 11 ngày trước

      @Big Moe also your raisin brain might not get it, but the ultra rich pay less taxes than you. They use all the loopholes.
      I would go one step further and ask:
      Is it wrong to kill a parasite?

  • Hex PAWS
    Hex PAWS Tháng trước +34

    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.

    • StarKnight
      StarKnight 11 ngày trước +1

      So cool! Thanks I'll check them out

    • Hex PAWS
      Hex PAWS Tháng trước +2

      @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!

    • Illyasviel von Einzbern
      Illyasviel von Einzbern Tháng trước +3

      Le jour*, not la jour. And La Révolution

  • Anvay Nimkar
    Anvay Nimkar Tháng trước +3234

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

    • Monkey
      Monkey 5 ngày trước

      Still cool

    • Morgan Sutherland
      Morgan Sutherland Tháng trước +3

      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.

    • Osatrox Interitus
      Osatrox Interitus Tháng trước

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

    • Oscar Moreno
      Oscar Moreno Tháng trước

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

    • Nameless King
      Nameless King Tháng trước +4

      Kurzgesagt taught me that ants are the closest thing to mimic human civilization in the animal kingdom. It's actually pretty insane.

  • Adjgarian
    Adjgarian 23 ngày trước +9

    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

  • John
    John Tháng trước +21

    The violence of the ant world is a fascinating parallel to our own. It makes you wonder just how 'advanced' our morality really is. What I mean by that is, not whether or not 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.

    • John
      John 28 ngày trước +2

      @GreenSteve There are probably millions of actual slaves all around the world. But, if not slaves, we are all definitely serfs indentured to the forward march of our species. What I mean is, in exchange for clean hands, a clean conscience, and the conveniences of the contemporary global society, we are expected - forced under pain of banishment, incarceration, or death - to operate within the bounds of the status quo of that global society.

    • GreenSteve
      GreenSteve 28 ngày trước +1

      At least we don't have millions of slaves anymore!

  • spycrab
    spycrab Tháng trước +554

    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.

    • Peeka Pew
      Peeka Pew 7 ngày trước


    • Crush
      Crush 11 ngày trước

      Where is vid

    • Sutata
      Sutata 19 ngày trước

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

    • Riesenratte
      Riesenratte 21 ngày trước

      Waiting for Ant Wars: The Video

    • cobra_is_ down
      cobra_is_ down Tháng trước

      And that's how Hitler learned what was needed to do

  • ValensBellator
    ValensBellator Tháng trước +8

    That slavery ratio of the first one sounds like the Spartans with the Helots. From slavery to animal husbandry to bridge building, ants are genuinely incredible.

  • Justine Herc The Human
    Justine Herc The Human Tháng trước +24597

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

    • Dee Espinal
      Dee Espinal 3 ngày trước

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

    • RainAngel111
      RainAngel111 13 ngày trước

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

    • gamer
      gamer 13 ngày trước

      Bro ants are amazing for if they evolved in strength then they could beat humans so they make up for a god study

    • JINCHI
      JINCHI 20 ngày trước

      Watch their videos about the pandemic and viruses. See it was paid for by the same people that just lied about the vaccines. That have now had vaccines and boosters cause over 1300 athletes to have cardiac arrest in the last 2 years...

    • JINCHI
      JINCHI 20 ngày trước

      They're paid for by billionaire philanthropists, who are committing genocide and eugenics. They are making fun of us. They're calling us ants that could fall prey to one of these issues. They could use these things to hurt us more, is what they're saying.
      Look into who funds this company. How they're so well funded by billionaires, actively signing off on eugenics. These guys are just propaganda merchants

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy Tháng trước +1

    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!

  • Harry Jaura
    Harry Jaura Tháng trước +2

    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!

  • Mad S
    Mad S Tháng trước +3

    Im absolutely up for an entire ant series!

  • TreeHouse Games
    TreeHouse Games Tháng trước +6

    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.

  • b2zfro
    b2zfro Tháng trước +1686

    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!

    • j Walster
      j Walster Tháng trước

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

    • Abyss Strider
      Abyss Strider Tháng trước

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

    • Rae Rohan
      Rae Rohan Tháng trước

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

    • Irmãos Matos
      Irmãos Matos Tháng trước

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

    • Nodnarb
      Nodnarb Tháng trước +2

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

  • Sebastian Thomas
    Sebastian Thomas Tháng trước +2

    LOVE THE ANTS SAGA! i love all your videos they are very informative but the ant saga is very enjoyable to watch, wish you do more.
    more power to this chanel! much love!

  • 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.

    • CarrotT
      CarrotT 25 ngày trước

      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!

  • Abraham Lure
    Abraham Lure Tháng trước +5

    Ants are my favourite animal, I'm so glad Kurzgesagt have been making so many videos on them!

  • Zistoe
    Zistoe Tháng trước +2

    It's kinda crazy how after watching the 4 ant centred videos it feels like us humans and ants really be acting the same

  • Dino Hall
    Dino Hall Tháng trước +2914

    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.

    • naedanger123
      naedanger123 Tháng trước +1

      Sounds like a sick shonen anime

    • Daywalker373
      Daywalker373 Tháng trước

      @thoa tran du ma

    • thoa tran
      thoa tran Tháng trước


    • Daywalker373
      Daywalker373 Tháng trước

      This whole thing seems like a crazy anime universe lol

    • Adrian Comba
      Adrian Comba Tháng trước +1

      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.

  • kostasmpyras
    kostasmpyras Tháng trước +1

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

  • guy with mustache and monocle
    guy with mustache and monocle Tháng trước +2

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

  • IJN Yuudachi
    IJN Yuudachi Tháng trước

    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

  • MrRotv
    MrRotv Tháng trước +1

    As an AntLover, I really want more ant videos

  • Daniel Gandara
    Daniel Gandara Tháng trước +5173

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

    • Alioshax
      Alioshax 8 ngày trước

      @Brave Abandon Meant to say Archimedes, my bad.

    • Brave Abandon
      Brave Abandon 8 ngày trước

      @Alioshax Aristotle died from natural causes?

    • RJ
      RJ Tháng trước

      Even crazier is it's canon

    • Phil der komische typ
      Phil der komische typ Tháng trước

      ​@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

    • Alioshax
      Alioshax Tháng trước

      @Phil der komische typ Ants build metropolis which dwarf New York and Tokyo in terms of population, for instance.
      And in term of durability, we've managed to create enough pollution to kill ourself in a few thousand years. What an acheivement for the "smartest". Ants were there before mammals were even a thing.

  • Hero EDM Music
    Hero EDM Music Tháng trước +2

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

  • Peter
    Peter Tháng trước

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

  • Quacked
    Quacked Tháng trước

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

  • Sanjay Chakroborty
    Sanjay Chakroborty Tháng trước

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

  • Alfonse
    Alfonse Tháng trước +2119

    I'll never forget being a kid and my dad showing me an ant colony herding and farming aphids on some garden plants. What a wildly complex behavior for creatures that should seemingly be so simple.

    • RustBot42
      RustBot42 Tháng trước

      @Fandom guy I see what you're saying, but I think we might have different perspectives on this.
      As you say, the cells in our bodies and brains are able to perform much more complex tasks than single-cell organisms.
      I would argue that the same difference of complexity exists between our brain cells and fully formed humans who are part of a collective.
      It's reasonable to assume that each person would still be able to perform as varied tasks as we do today, and not just modify connections, as you put it.
      Our brains are fully integrated into physical bodies that they are (more or less) in control over, whereas a hivemind made up of a collective of humans is obviously not physically interconnected to that same degree.
      The difference lies in communication.
      Since humans today don't have access to direct brain-to-brain communication, a more rudimentary, artificial form of communication needs to exist for us to be able to function as a collective, i.e. language and memes, and a societal structure that is organised the way we mostly see today.
      A degree of separation, if you will.
      But a hivemind *would* have that access to direct communication without that degree of separation, so it's reasonable to assume that the need for language, memes and social hierarchy would become less and less necessary, as the collective learns to utilise its parts without these abstractions.
      And I would argue that a hirerarchy-less hivemind would be more efficient (and more ethical), as any part of the collective can adapt to perform any task at any time, due to the collective knowledge and direct communication with the hivemind.
      (And related to this point, since you brought it up: the borg queen is a hotly contested topic among ST fans, as many people (myself included) think it is entirely unnecessary and straight up antithetical to what the borg were conceived to be when they were introduced, and only exists as a focal point that the characters can defeat; when the point of the borg was that there isn't any one focal point, as any part of the borg collective is as much of a threat as any other part of it, so you can't just beat up one special one and call it a day, you have to get creative and use different strategies when dealing with the borg)

    • Ryan Maki
      Ryan Maki Tháng trước

      @*Steel Beam* Our individual neurons are just cells following chemical signals after all, so in a way, the entire colony has a mind.

    • Shaik Rehana Parveen
      Shaik Rehana Parveen Tháng trước +1

      @Fandom guy Ill give you one tho.
      You're goddamn amazing.
      The stuff you wrote made me get chills haha.
      Id really like explore more of this topic

    • syaondri
      syaondri Tháng trước +1

      @Fandom guy ah I see thanks for sharing :D

    • Fandom guy
      Fandom guy Tháng trước +1

      @syaondri Yep.
      Hobbyist, I love this stuff & set out to learn a lot about this amazing universe!

  • Nevir202
    Nevir202 Tháng trước

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

  • Anand Ghurye
    Anand Ghurye Tháng trước

    Amazing Content , great knowledge and lucid explanation.

  • Jomer Tomale
    Jomer Tomale Tháng trước

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

  • Nyanko Diclonius
    Nyanko Diclonius Tháng trước

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

  • Fernia
    Fernia Tháng trước +1124

    that single queen solo raiding a whole colony is the true definition of badassery

    • Kevin Nigins
      Kevin Nigins 20 ngày trước

      @Enermax Stephensbro. People are Just tryin to have fun Goddamn

    • Enermax Stephens
      Enermax Stephens Tháng trước

      @Eleyvie Yeah so it's more like "desperate gamble" lol. Not "badass". These people are so easily impressed

    • Eleyvie
      Eleyvie Tháng trước

      @Enermax Stephens I would expect her to get ripped not sometimes but most of the time actually, otherwise the slaver ants would've conquered the world long ago.

    • Potato Boi
      Potato Boi Tháng trước

      @Anonymous_Random_Guy lmao

    • Enermax Stephens
      Enermax Stephens Tháng trước

      Except that sometimes she gets ripped to pieces by the colony's ants lol

  • Ahron Wayne
    Ahron Wayne Tháng trước

    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.

  • JMoon
    JMoon Tháng trước +1

    This is such a powerful metaphor on mental slavery and the elites.

  • Marie Bijoux
    Marie Bijoux Tháng trước

    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😃

  • sjhmagic1
    sjhmagic1 Tháng trước

    I love these ant videos. They're so fascinating. This one is my favorite. It's nightmare fuel. "I'm yo momma now!" And they believe it. That's crazy 😧😐🤨🤣

  • --
    -- Tháng trước +3713

    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!

    • Vinh Dang Khanh
      Vinh Dang Khanh 17 ngày trước

      bring back slavery

    • This ain't worth searchin yall
      This ain't worth searchin yall Tháng trước

      Me being a completely different species of ant: I'm just.....gonna go back before I get killed....

    • Boid
      Boid Tháng trước +1

      Polyergus ants are apparently screwed when slave revolts occur, as they are physically helpless if their slaves fight back

    • UndergroundE's
      UndergroundE's Tháng trước

      from which species are you?

    • QuitLife
      QuitLife Tháng trước +1

      As a Formica ant, i fully embrace the TRUTH and LOVE of my Polyergus liberators, i had been saved from a meaningless existence and have now seen the light. Polyergus queen is our saviour, all will embrace her holy pheromone!

  • hmmm
    hmmm Tháng trước

    Whenever Kurzgesagt uploads, I can expect the entire fnaf lore

  • Gamer's Theater
    Gamer's Theater Tháng trước +1

    "All species deserve love!"
    slaver ants: exist

  • Prinny Dude
    Prinny Dude Tháng trước

    Always something new to discover with ants.

  • Ofentse Mwase Films
    Ofentse Mwase Films Tháng trước

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

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Tháng trước +481

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

  • Bob Simpson
    Bob Simpson Tháng trước

    "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.

    ADITHIYAA B.B Tháng trước +4

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

  • José Ferrer
    José Ferrer Tháng trước

    This was amazing to watch, thanks

  • MyBorg RS
    MyBorg RS Tháng trước

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

  • Nirmal Kumar
    Nirmal Kumar Tháng trước +1013

    As someone said, "truth is stranger than the fiction", this video proves it. This enslaving and world war of ants is more fascinating than any fictional movie, novel or TV series.

    • Yego
      Yego Tháng trước

      Nah none of the ants are hot I can't relate to them.

    • Square In Square
      Square In Square Tháng trước

      @Cheximus I never close the YT tab.

    • nasonguy
      nasonguy Tháng trước +1

      If you want some amazing fiction that is very much related to this video, go read Children of Time and Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky.

    • Ryan Langman
      Ryan Langman Tháng trước +1

      @4LF40M3G4Mark Twain. Almost

    • EchoL0C0
      EchoL0C0 Tháng trước +1

      Not true. Every reality can be made weirder with the substitution or addition of Elmo(s). Imagine watching this whole video again, except all the ants are now Elmos. If you don't think that's stranger, I don't know what to say.

  • Gordon TheSeal
    Gordon TheSeal Tháng trước

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

  • Kengur
    Kengur Tháng trước

    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....

  • Nobody
    Nobody Tháng trước

    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.

  • Zoé Germain
    Zoé Germain Tháng trước

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

  • Kendall VanArsdale
    Kendall VanArsdale Tháng trước +1419

    the fact that ants can organize a raid on another ant colony is amazing, let alone the complexity of ant colonies in general
    also the idea that they literally look for the babies specifically is kind of terrifying

    • natc
      natc Tháng trước

      @konb kob Well they keep the original victims intact and let them recover so they can raid them again later and repopulate their slave babies, so both the race and culture survive in this scenario.

    • Rae Rohan
      Rae Rohan Tháng trước

      @THE ANGRY DWELLER More like we're similar to them. Ants are a much older species (?) than us

    • Monika Senpai
      Monika Senpai Tháng trước +1

      @TheOmnipotentWeeb Yes, ofc. I was just stating that technically eliminating a culture is also considered genocide.

    • konb kob
      konb kob Tháng trước +2

      @Sirius GG Cultural genocide, not actual genocide

    • Kill Me
      Kill Me Tháng trước +2

      Pretty sure human groups in history have done similar things...

  • Vagabond
    Vagabond Tháng trước +1

    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

  • Antonio Carvalho
    Antonio Carvalho Tháng trước

    Legendas em português, por favoooor

  • ginos173
    ginos173 Tháng trước

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

  • JustIn
    JustIn Tháng trước

    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!

  • Jyavant
    Jyavant Tháng trước +13466

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

    • Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
      Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast 9 ngày trước

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

    • Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast
      Average Earth Surrender Enthusiast 9 ngày trước

      @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!!!"

    • S N I F F, S N I F F
      S N I F F, S N I F F 13 ngày trước

      @Itsme Alex yeah
      maybe a shooter

    • ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂
      ꧁GlorifiedGremlin꧂ Tháng trước

      @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

    • d R
      d R Tháng trước

      @꧁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.

  • Damien INSANE-O
    Damien INSANE-O Tháng trước

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

  • Chase Doran
    Chase Doran Tháng trước

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

  • ExavaCloud
    ExavaCloud Tháng trước

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

  • TrueBlue Edits
    TrueBlue Edits Tháng trước

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

  • CosmicAggressor
    CosmicAggressor Tháng trước +1758

    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

    • Hero Hamza
      Hero Hamza Tháng trước

      @Terrance Nightingale Demons? What is wrong with that

    • Grillo
      Grillo Tháng trước +1

      @Senko Loaf! I stand corrected.

    • Grillo
      Grillo Tháng trước +1

      @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).

    • tigrebleu74
      tigrebleu74 Tháng trước

      @skullcat324 Holy crap! 🤣

    • vkobe vkob
      vkobe vkob Tháng trước

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

  • Mazen Selim
    Mazen Selim Tháng trước +1

    Ants sure know how to get things done 👴🏼

    • Poor Quality Edits
      Poor Quality Edits Tháng trước +1

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

  • Chidi Anuforo
    Chidi Anuforo Tháng trước

    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.

  • Dhawal
    Dhawal Tháng trước

    Love this video on European countries by Kurzgesagt.

  • Jay Jewitt
    Jay Jewitt Tháng trước

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

  • A.J. Leo
    A.J. Leo Tháng trước +903

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

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Tháng trước

      @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.

    • chris
      chris Tháng trước

      @Cyan_Oxy Yes, I actually agree

    • Isaiah Elgin
      Isaiah Elgin Tháng trước

      Yea I love ants!

    • Fronic Cruxis
      Fronic Cruxis Tháng trước +2

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

    • Cyan_Oxy
      Cyan_Oxy Tháng trước +4

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

  • Daywalker373
    Daywalker373 Tháng trước

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

  • David Spackman
    David Spackman Tháng trước +1

    I love your ant videos there so good.

  • Joshua Hahn
    Joshua Hahn Tháng trước

    "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...

  • John G
    John G Tháng trước

    I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

  • mouldy_bowl_of_primordial_soup
    mouldy_bowl_of_primordial_soup Tháng trước +902

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

    • Mosi
      Mosi Tháng trước +1

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

    • Mosi
      Mosi Tháng trước

      @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.

    • Mosi
      Mosi Tháng trước

      @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?

    • Αιμίλιος Σπηλιόπουλος
      Αιμίλιος Σπηλιόπουλος Tháng trước

      @this is a comment by a person Le Fishe.

    • Sarlat
      Sarlat Tháng trước +1

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

  • Hyoukie
    Hyoukie Tháng trước

    Thank you for the subtitles Thank you to everyone

  • I eat Women
    I eat Women Tháng trước

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

  • C Barker
    C Barker Tháng trước

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

  • 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

  • Pearipheral
    Pearipheral Tháng trước +2821

    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

  • Godwin Yan
    Godwin Yan Tháng trước +1

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

    CHEEZY GAMING Tháng trước +3

    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!

  • moonbeam___8
    moonbeam___8 Tháng trước

    kurzgesagt i need more space contents 😭❤️❤️

  • Nori
    Nori Tháng trước +1

    Slavery will always come at one point to every intelligent species

  • 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

    • Sascha Hofmann
      Sascha Hofmann Tháng trước

      @Ford I just watchd GTAV chos mod

    • Not zoomily
      Not zoomily Tháng trước +1

      @Sascha Hofmann it is a bot

    • Ford
      Ford Tháng trước

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

    • Sascha Hofmann
      Sascha Hofmann Tháng trước

      Hey, i see you in every CallMeKevin video

    • The Cosmic Explorer
      The Cosmic Explorer Tháng trước +4

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

  • Jason Kumfer
    Jason Kumfer Tháng trước

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

  • cassandra5322
    cassandra5322 Tháng trước +2

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

  • Cedar Geary
    Cedar Geary Tháng trước

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

  • René Casaña
    René Casaña Tháng trước +1

    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.

  • Adam Paul
    Adam Paul Tháng trước +1439

    I have never given more than 2 seconds of thought to how ants live. Suddenly I’m obsessed.
    Thank you Kurzgesagt for making such amazing and captivating videos ❤

    • khue dinh van
      khue dinh van Tháng trước


    • Eric Hollis
      Eric Hollis Tháng trước

      @ChesterSnap omg yesss

    • Siilver
      Siilver Tháng trước

      welcome to your first Ant Phase lmao

    • TucsonKhan
      TucsonKhan Tháng trước

      Kurzgezagt: makes a video about ant slavery.
      Commenters: it's... captivating!

    • cecil keith
      cecil keith Tháng trước +1

      Dude, there's a colony of ants that HARVEST AND FARM fungus. Little things are wild.

  • Henrique francisco pires
    Henrique francisco pires Tháng trước

    That is really cool, keep going !!!

  • Some dude with glasses
    Some dude with glasses Tháng trước

    "You better get back to the cotton field boy!"
    -Some random polyergus ant

  • JonShneebley
    JonShneebley Tháng trước +1

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

  • massimo valerio Preite
    massimo valerio Preite Tháng trước

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

  • Abdi -
    Abdi - Tháng trước +1911

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

    • Hugh G. Rection
      Hugh G. Rection Tháng trước

      The dickriding is unreal

    • Adrian Radu
      Adrian Radu Tháng trước +2

      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.

    • RE
      RE Tháng trước

      @Filip i

    • Deutsch mit Purple
      Deutsch mit Purple Tháng trước

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

    • Sandy Chen
      Sandy Chen Tháng trước


  • L.F.C For Life
    L.F.C For Life Tháng trước

    When anteaters came, these fearsome ants would be doomed

  • Rockstar Raccoon
    Rockstar Raccoon Tháng trước

    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.

  • Vir Castitatis
    Vir Castitatis Tháng trước

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