Fire Ants vs. Simulated River Jungle

  • Published: 24 March 2018
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    JUNGLE vs. FIRE ANTS! OMG! Fire ants are on a whole different level! They are a force to reckon with in the ecosystems they belong to, are super aggressive and sting, and can even float on water! They are the true kings (or queens rather) of the jungle! Join me as I recreate the fire ant motherland, the Amazon rain forest, in a massive South American biotope paludarium, complete with flowing river and both native Amazonian plants and creatures, in order to provide a new and fitting home for our ravenous and aggressive Fire Nation (red tropical fire ants). Watch how we put this incredible half terrarium-half aquarium habitat together! How will our fire ants deal with the move into this new home? Hope you enjoy this week's episode and debut of the Selva de Fuego!

    *Correction: I discovered after creating this video that the Assassin Snail (Clea helena) is actually native to Southeast Asia, not South America, so I will be swapping it out with a Channeled Apple Snail (Pomacea canaliculata), which is native to South America.

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Comments • 20 143

  • Jeff Maxwell
    Jeff Maxwell  5 minutes back

    this vid was a waste of time

    • Eva R
      Eva R  2 hours back

      I hate ants with all my life. But I love watching your videos 😁👏

      • Dfg Sdfg
        Dfg Sdfg  9 hours back

        Steve the Assassin snail

        • Daniel Grayam
          Daniel Grayam  13 hours back

          There are bodies under his house

          • River Welch
            River Welch  14 hours back

            He’s a lil bit extra lol

            • vst
              vst  16 hours back

              bro, this is art. You are a fuckin artist.

              • rer1967
                rer1967  18 hours back

                I've got a bag of Amdro I can send you.

                • Elliot Beerline
                  Elliot Beerline  21 hours back

                  What Is more ironic than having an ant killer ad right before this 😂

                  • MaisyOffical
                    MaisyOffical  22 hours back

                    this is pretty cool tbh

                    • mizadi2017
                      mizadi2017  1 days back

                      This guy's commentary is super annoying. Overdramatic. It's just ants falling into water.

                      • tomecalm7
                        tomecalm7  1 days back

                        Do you feel that crawling in your hair?

                        You do now!!! LOL

                        • Slang The Bum
                          Slang The Bum  1 days back

                          Imagine after an earthquake all the ants get out of their cells.... better start running

                          • Kevin
                            Kevin  2 days back

                            Where is the second video HELP!!!

                            • ganjatoker898
                              ganjatoker898  2 days back

                              The addition of fish was beautiful. Well done

                              • volksrod69
                                volksrod69  2 days back

                                Did you consider a under tank filter? Only holes would of been on the bottom and no tube running in the back.

                                • Folia de Bonequins Bloco-Mundo de Crianças Gigantes

                                  In common: The river, the water

                                  • Frostyplayss
                                    Frostyplayss  2 days back

                                    U should put archer fish in their for population control they shoot streams of water at small bugs and knock them into the water to eat

                                    • Aziz Rakhmanov
                                      Aziz Rakhmanov  2 days back

                                      Sorry, but you are talking too much!!!

                                      • AKcelsior
                                        AKcelsior  3 days back

                                        These ants live a damn good life.

                                        • sav._. age_
                                          sav._. age_  3 days back

                                          Wow... just wow.... made me speechless.... i love your video😍

                                          • Andrew C
                                            Andrew C  4 days back

                                            somebody drop that tank & it’s over 😫😂

                                            • steve dalzell
                                              steve dalzell  4 days back

                                              If I look up the word hyperbole I might see a picture of this guy smiling with a double thumbs up! Oh my god that comment felt like a knife to the heart!!

                                              • Masteroftheuniverse
                                                Masteroftheuniverse  4 days back

                                                Cory cats prefer sand substrate.

                                                • Evan Weaver
                                                  Evan Weaver  4 days back

                                                  Would you say that snail is... self-conchas?

                                                  • Nick Salmon
                                                    Nick Salmon  4 days back


                                                    • Adrianne Bryant
                                                      Adrianne Bryant  4 days back

                                                      While watching this episode a add popped up on killing ants and idk if its irony or sad 🐜

                                                      • Wan weng khong
                                                        Wan weng khong  4 days back

                                                        hhhahaha i really love the story you layout so suspense! and whoa really beautiful setup marvelous

                                                        • arad818
                                                          arad818  4 days back

                                                          You are awesome for making these!

                                                          • Niño Del Rosario
                                                            Niño Del Rosario  5 days back

                                                            I hope those billion ants would subscribe to your channel.

                                                            Like 👍 if you agree.

                                                            • The D3RP Clan
                                                              The D3RP Clan  5 days back

                                                              this guy is a huge dork and i love it

                                                              • Michal Viktorin
                                                                Michal Viktorin  6 days back

                                                                I would like to see more nature like aquaponic growing sstem, where fish could have more exiting and fitting life, than just waiting in water tank for a death.

                                                                • Jeanne Dumaplin
                                                                  Jeanne Dumaplin  6 days back

                                                                  This was awesome. Can't wait to see what this guy does next.

                                                                  • Brandon Li
                                                                    Brandon Li  7 days back

                                                                    why this dude gotta play the pachelbel canon while dumping the fish into the water

                                                                    • Dr Plotter
                                                                      Dr Plotter  7 days back

                                                                      Next video, pls keep ur mouth shut and just type👌

                                                                      • GTM AT123
                                                                        GTM AT123  1 weeks back

                                                                        You should have added neon Tetra

                                                                        • ApotheosisTK117
                                                                          ApotheosisTK117  1 weeks back

                                                                          TL;DR The guy talks in an obnoxiously fake-excited tone for 20 minutes while putting fish a the tank and then ends on a cliff-hanger saying putting ants in a tank full of water and hungry fish might have been a huge mistake. You're welcome.

                                                                          • End_ Game
                                                                            End_ Game  1 weeks back

                                                                            I would put some fishes in that tanks...

                                                                            • Lv2flair
                                                                              Lv2flair  1 weeks back

                                                                              I didn’t know asssin snails were from the amazon lol

                                                                              • Tanner Robinson
                                                                                Tanner Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                                also your assassin snail is a carnivor... you going to give it other snails to eat or... ants?

                                                                                • Tanner Robinson
                                                                                  Tanner Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                                  you should add some archer fish :)

                                                                                  • Major Metz
                                                                                    Major Metz  1 weeks back

                                                                                    The snail needs to be gary

                                                                                    • Kassandra LaGrander
                                                                                      Kassandra LaGrander  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Name the snail slo mo

                                                                                      • Hadyn Rowlands
                                                                                        Hadyn Rowlands  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I find you passion and love for you channel absolutely amazing

                                                                                        • kenneth omblero
                                                                                          kenneth omblero  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I like this vedio veryvery like it

                                                                                          • Wyatt Osborn
                                                                                            Wyatt Osborn  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I think I’m a little late but the snails name should be Gary

                                                                                            • Prathvi Parihar
                                                                                              Prathvi Parihar  1 weeks back

                                                                                              😑u are adding fishs wrong way

                                                                                              • Carina The NightWing
                                                                                                Carina The NightWing  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Oh my god this thing is gorgeous
                                                                                                Well done, well done.

                                                                                                • dhsbsu88
                                                                                                  dhsbsu88  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Love how the ad at the beginning for me was for Terro ant killing traps...