Fire Ants vs. Simulated River Jungle

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  • 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 • 18 857

  • AJ G
    AJ G  1 hours back

    10:04 dude youre supposed to put them in the water in a container and allow the water temperature to change slowly so the fish dont die from shock. Lmao. Inexperienced with fish I see.

    • Paul Gee
      Paul Gee  2 hours back

      If the queen dies, don't they just create another queen? No big deal.

      • Troy M
        Troy M  4 hours back

        puts the ants in @ 17:50

        • penguin44ca
          penguin44ca  5 hours back

          Needs a flamethrower

          • Arthur Ydalgo
            Arthur Ydalgo  5 hours back

            This video is more thrilling than a lot a movies

            • Fish buddy
              Fish buddy  5 hours back

              Name the queen Ozai

              • Dweller in Black
                Dweller in Black  8 hours back

                I need to make something like this.

                • asighofrelief
                  asighofrelief  10 hours back

                  Woah woah wait isn't this Mikey Bustos?? The charisma and voice have got to be his

                  • daniPtBr
                    daniPtBr  12 hours back

                    That is a really good video, amazing man

                    • Jesse Davis
                      Jesse Davis  12 hours back

                      Passionate guy doing what he loves. Subbed.

                      • mrJesper a
                        mrJesper a  13 hours back

                        this dude needs to chill

                        • Matt Portman
                          Matt Portman  13 hours back

                          Name the snail Dave.

                          • David Martinez
                            David Martinez  14 hours back

                            I am speechless... This has to be the best ant farm I have ever seen.
                            Very good..

                            • Henry Giberson
                              Henry Giberson  16 hours back

                              Married niggas defensive nigga gang niggas albino niggas

                              • RECTmetal
                                RECTmetal  16 hours back

                                This video is absolutely ridiculous. However, I'd be lying if I said that I didn't love every single second of it.
                                Great work, beautiful enclosure and amazing passion! On to the next video I go!

                                • Grizzly Bear
                                  Grizzly Bear  18 hours back

                                  Hope the stupid queen dies

                                  • Devin Leslie
                                    Devin Leslie  18 hours back

                                    I have no idea how I got here, or why YouTube thought I'd like this... but dang it, you've done it again YouTube! Such an interesting video!

                                    • Lstew
                                      Lstew  19 hours back

                                      I hear mount and blade and kerbal music

                                      • GameLykos
                                        GameLykos  1 days back

                                        Anyone else just randomly started itching?

                                        • Marissa Giammanco
                                          Marissa Giammanco  1 days back

                                          So all the comments for the most part are positive why is there 10k down thumbs... stupid haters.. btw i thought i heard you live in the Philippines or Malaysia why is it called ants Canada

                                          • SBMyee
                                            SBMyee  1 days back

                                            19:07 "That would be the permanent demise of the Fire Nation"
                                            Avatar the Last Airbender, CONFIRMED

                                            • Flez
                                              Flez  1 days back

                                              canadians are fuckin weird man

                                              • Dylan Dundas
                                                Dylan Dundas  1 days back

                                                You should call all the guppies together “the Chicago Gups” like Chicago Cubs

                                                • WolkanoTV
                                                  WolkanoTV  2 days back

                                                  If the snails name aint Gary, i aint subbing

                                                  • Valentin Rivera
                                                    Valentin Rivera  2 days back

                                                    He said that the fire nation is at 1 million ants... and counting hahaa this guy xD

                                                    • indy_go_blue60
                                                      indy_go_blue60  2 days back

                                                      The only thing those bastards deserve is their own gas chamber or fire pit. They literally killed my puppy in Georgia and I've hated them ever since.

                                                      • Kai Michael Mcgaughy
                                                        Kai Michael Mcgaughy  2 days back

                                                        call he assassin snail ezio

                                                        • Terious Robinson
                                                          Terious Robinson  2 days back

                                                          Am I the only user who almost bowed for the queen😂

                                                          • Lars Paulsen
                                                            Lars Paulsen  2 days back

                                                            First time visitor. Loved your video. You seem to have a great knowledge and you also know how to tell a good story. Thanks :)

                                                            • A DA HITTA
                                                              A DA HITTA  2 days back

                                                              Why does he gotta be weird about it doe

                                                              • Belle
                                                                Belle  2 days back

                                                                I used to have those catfish, they lived like 5+ years

                                                                • Belle
                                                                  Belle  2 days back

                                                                  ~clicks video~
                                                                  *Aww yeah time to feel itchy for 22 minutes even tho there's literally nothing crawling on me*

                                                                  • Michael Mrozek
                                                                    Michael Mrozek  2 days back

                                                                    as someone who keeps a lot of aquariums this is actually a really good selection of fish. they get along well are all very very pretty and have enough space in the river

                                                                    • Stan Smith
                                                                      Stan Smith  2 days back

                                                                      I have a mosquito collection.

                                                                      • Brody Dubach
                                                                        Brody Dubach  3 days back

                                                                        Rock Lee and his ants.

                                                                        • Ms. Garcia
                                                                          Ms. Garcia  3 days back

                                                                          First time watching. I really enjoyed watching ants as a teen and still interested. Your videos are incredible how much effort and passion you put in. Your narratives and music is excellent as well. You can certainly be on TV. Kudos to you. A new subscriber.

                                                                          • Zoe Pomeroy
                                                                            Zoe Pomeroy  3 days back

                                                                            The guppies names: JUAN, JOSE, ANTONIO,ALONSO, JORGE

                                                                            • Steve Guppy Farm
                                                                              Steve Guppy Farm  3 days back

                                                                              This i call as aquascpe for ant 😁

                                                                              • D Ablo
                                                                                D Ablo  3 days back

                                                                                I've never been so captivated.

                                                                                • noge
                                                                                  noge  3 days back

                                                                                  > "riding the river current"
                                                                                  > *still tank water*

                                                                                  • Abhishek Basnet
                                                                                    Abhishek Basnet  3 days back

                                                                                    Imagine watching this and feeling like Something bites you

                                                                                    • Raymond Irvine
                                                                                      Raymond Irvine  3 days back

                                                                                      Am i above 70km or why ist the music playing ?

                                                                                      • Johnny Marin
                                                                                        Johnny Marin  3 days back

                                                                                        This guys makes me feel like I’m watching Discovery Channel....
                                                                                        The suspense at the end lol. 😂

                                                                                        • Lauren Montes
                                                                                          Lauren Montes  3 days back

                                                                                          I love how this guy sounds like he’s reading from his diary while describing his ant videos 😂

                                                                                          • Joey Bandy
                                                                                            Joey Bandy  3 days back

                                                                                            Terry the snail!!!

                                                                                            • Moon Lluna
                                                                                              Moon Lluna  3 days back

                                                                                              You should get girl guppies to bc if they die there babies would live on and it will keep happening

                                                                                              • Woochinatchika Kokillibolinov

                                                                                                This is how Canada ends up with a fire ant problem.

                                                                                                • J'Quanöe Kwailé
                                                                                                  J'Quanöe Kwailé  4 days back

                                                                                                  Wow what an intro! Love it, subscribed before 30 sec in!