How We Accidentally Discovered ANT # 555 and Made History

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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  • 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:

    AntsCanadaAntsCanadaIl y a mois
    • The children if ymir,, totally not from aot 🤧

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    • The sentinels

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    • @AntsCanada aot fans be like

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    • The olympians

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  • If you're 555 then I am 666.

    miniMEGA29miniMEGA29Il y a jour
  • I know this is one month late But this is insane you act so nature when Literally MADE A NEW DISCOVERY the ant looks cute:)

    Jerron NgJerron NgIl y a jour
  • i enjoyed the vid but ants in my house suck, last time i woke up with *counting* 1 - 5 ant bites

    draggonsteelman_userdraggonsteelman_userIl y a jour
  • Yayyyyyy

    Shyamala RameshShyamala RameshIl y a 2 jours
  • This ant species is officially kamen rider faiz(555)

    Jac Awesomeness99Jac Awesomeness99Il y a 3 jours
  • Exciting but a lot of filibustering. Not to take away from the big discovery, but Jesus Christ it could of been cut down to 2 mins. Other than that, an epic find and great viewing. Excited for the build too! 😜

    Stu CuttStu CuttIl y a 3 jours
  • That isn’t how math works

    Ryunosuke MamRyunosuke MamIl y a 3 jours
    • 44.5% of ants in your country are undiscovered

      Ryunosuke MamRyunosuke MamIl y a 3 jours
  • Watching from the Philippines. Is your Antopia located in Indonesia?

    Melchor CariñoMelchor CariñoIl y a 5 jours
  • now i know there are tons of ants since i started watching and i just found my old channel so i subbed to ya' when i was young there was only red and black ants

    Boxuan LiuBoxuan LiuIl y a 5 jours
  • Devil ant. Because of the horns on its back

    IronicIronicIl y a 6 jours
  • Help Native ants Me: commit mass murder and kill every invasives on sight Me: or your just support and be the water boy and give them jelly

    Christopher Emman C. CruzChristopher Emman C. CruzIl y a 7 jours
  • Wait mister i know you're in the Philippines now but where are you exactly, i was stunned after hearing the mount isarog which is located here in camarines sur

    Richard BondadRichard BondadIl y a 7 jours
  • The question should be how AntsCanada found a new species I mean a crazy ant addict finding a new ant that's like his dream come true

    Avish 1Avish 1Il y a 7 jours
  • I Have Myrmecophobia But Im Only Terrified When I See The Ant Myself

    Rumiko CastilloRumiko CastilloIl y a 9 jours
  • i think it should be called the heartbreaker ant

    Slade AlleySlade AlleyIl y a 9 jours
  • Good for Antopia and you😊😀

    miguel camposmiguel camposIl y a 9 jours
  • These videos recap too much seems repetitive

    primericaokprimericaokIl y a 10 jours
  • Antkylosaurant

    drgilydrgilyIl y a 10 jours
  • It might be a new species I'm pretty sure somebody in this world fountas and before you but just didn't care enough to actually check if it was a new species

    Anthony MillerAnthony MillerIl y a 11 jours
  • I actually found this ant in my backyard.they were nesting nearby another nest and they were not the same species.this…is…AMAZING!

    Sumalee HengyodmakSumalee HengyodmakIl y a 12 jours
  • Where’s Ant 666?

    Aiden DuarteAiden DuarteIl y a 12 jours
  • Ok

    Jacquielyn TackiyasJacquielyn TackiyasIl y a 14 jours
  • This ant should be called warrior ants or smthn cuz he looks like he has a cape like thingy, he reminds me of roman soldiers

    Laurent Benedict flestadoLaurent Benedict flestadoIl y a 14 jours
  • Meranoplus bicolor is the name of the ants

    Theodore BevanTheodore BevanIl y a 14 jours
  • So cool dude I've been watching your videos for so long now

    D'Marion RiveraD'Marion RiveraIl y a 15 jours
  • I would name the ant species antgreatius

    That One BlobThat One BlobIl y a 16 jours
  • Cringe guy

    Lxwiiz YTLxwiiz YTIl y a 17 jours
  • Name it spiked nutsack ant lmao

    Jacob AckerJacob AckerIl y a 19 jours
  • Lovebut ant 😁

    martin kullbergmartin kullbergIl y a 20 jours
  • Lmao.. Dr. General! Love that name!

    Carbon No6Carbon No6Il y a 20 jours
  • Hey it’s still exiting! 😁

    Ray SmithRay SmithIl y a 20 jours
  • Fun fact: my cat likes to eat olives.

    WaterWaterIl y a 20 jours
  • That ant looks like it has scales

    Joyce CompoliJoyce CompoliIl y a 21 jour
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    Jesus TeamJesus TeamIl y a 22 jours
  • It would have been funnier if it was 569 or 420 and would not be funny if it was 666

    Bibhudendu PandaBibhudendu PandaIl y a 22 jours
  • FIVES!!!

    HomeSliceHomeSliceIl y a 23 jours
  • watching these ant videos makes me regret all the ant hills I destroyed as a kid. I had a big hill of fire ants that I tossed a fire cracker inside, then flooded with water. I pretty much nuked and tsunami them D:

    DizzyDizzyIl y a 23 jours
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    PeppermintGreenPeppermintGreenIl y a 23 jours
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  • I've had discovered that ant before but I keep her in a test tube setup but she died.I don't know it was a worker.And I recognised her by its hair.

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  • im always aggrivated that people go to a video that they know they hate just to dislike

    kurtlekurtleIl y a 24 jours
  • Which country is he in? Not Canada?

    Sarah NgSarah NgIl y a 24 jours
  • Antscanada I am a normal ant care person also him I am making a big house for our ants and help in a any war against invasive ants I am very ordinary and I will find another ant family and I have been doing this stuff over 1 whole year of taking care of ants very ordinary

    Harveysguy GamingHarveysguy GamingIl y a 25 jours
  • It amuses me that the top reference is named Dr. General. I'm not making an attempt to discredit... Just sharing my amusement.

    Danté T. EdwardsDanté T. EdwardsIl y a 26 jours
  • Im one im ahu

    Alex AdabanAlex AdabanIl y a 26 jours
  • Wait your a Filipino

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  • Honeypot ants

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    That One Daily GamerThat One Daily GamerIl y a 26 jours
  • Whatever this is, *we want five of em'*

    life begins after coffeelife begins after coffeeIl y a 27 jours
  • how do you figure out if an ant is native or invasive if scientists don't already know?

    Matt DMatt DIl y a 27 jours
    • Or the scientist just told him

      LynerwLynerwIl y a 23 jours
  • Hi I am sahil I had caught this ant first only a month ago it was with me for 1 month it escaped but I'm now happy om from India 🇮🇳

    Poonam JundarePoonam JundareIl y a 27 jours
  • I think “Valentina” should be part of the scientific name because of the heart-shaped gaster and the spiny midsection, which resembles the thorns of a rose...

    TrueSolunarTrueSolunarIl y a 27 jours
  • When i was in 2nd/1st grade i named all ants "gilbert" and we called the red ants "bad gilberts" and "small gilberts", "big gilberts" etc etc

    Camy PasteriaCamy PasteriaIl y a 28 jours
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    cyancyanIl y a 29 jours
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  • A good name for the maraurrder ants could be the dark army or the shadow army or somthing like that what do you think?

    Matej SinkoMatej SinkoIl y a 29 jours
  • I think the name of the ant is acfimalionton

    Nayonika PuniaNayonika PuniaIl y a 29 jours
  • Omg Omg omg omg omg omg I am sooooooo happy I am that happy that i am having wing's

    Nayonika PuniaNayonika PuniaIl y a 29 jours
  • New to channel, and Im already discovering new species! You gotta love this, thanks a lot man!

    jean pequignotjean pequignotIl y a 29 jours
  • Call it a jagger ant

    MAGA EDITIONMAGA EDITIONIl y a mois
  • Noice. More and more species will be uncovered slowly.

    QuantumStriker 003QuantumStriker 003Il y a mois
  • Ah yes kidnapping Three potential parents from their kids for research, science is wonderful :)

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    • @Wujas Da God oh they die quickly :') may they rest in peace

      BSS TVBSS TVIl y a 29 jours
    • They are just worker ants they die after 2 weeks

      Wujas Da GodWujas Da GodIl y a mois
    • Ye I know the queen is the only one who gives birth but imagine each adult ant If they had kids Instead :)

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  • I would name it buddy ant

    Special TrainSpecial TrainIl y a mois
  • Man goes out to the backyard and sees a cool bug tells a science person and is like boom new species

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      LynerwLynerwIl y a 23 jours
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    Michael PlummerMichael PlummerIl y a mois
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      AntsCanadaAntsCanadaIl y a mois
  • This ant is actually one of the cutest and coolest ones I've seen

    Universe-kunUniverse-kunIl y a mois
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    Jonah BrobergJonah BrobergIl y a mois
    • He used to

      Adel and JJ 1Adel and JJ 1Il y a 29 jours
  • A name for the ants blackberry ants?

    MythicXerk YTMythicXerk YTIl y a mois
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    • yes

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  • These ants are absolutely freaking adorable.

    coinagecoinageIl y a mois
  • I mean what's the probability of finding a new species of an organism all together by an aspirer of that same organism who has dedicated his life's carrier to it...seems fate served it to you on a silver platter than anything else...

    Tanishq Patil •70 years agoTanishq Patil •70 years agoIl y a mois
  • This ant is famous and doesn't even know it 😂

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  • 14:58 hmmmm that ants pretty SUSSY Sorry

    Bone ManBone ManIl y a mois
  • Doctor General... Is an amazing name.

    IzziIzziIl y a mois
  • antscanada i live near you i mite have the same ant i catchshurd 7hs ago if im rigth its muratoplus baicolor ill give you a colony of it

    RALPH CHRISANTY NARALRALPH CHRISANTY NARALIl y a mois
  • Me watch the vedio leave the viedio sometime later see the thumbnail of the vedio me he found a queen clicks vedio and see how stupid i am

    Jaheme FosterJaheme FosterIl y a mois
  • I’m scared to step outside cus I don’t wanna ruin any ant lives 😭🤚

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    • Lmao

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    • Bruh

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  • pllsss

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