My Ants Have 'Facehugger' Mites

My ants have 'Facehugger' mites: The future was looking hopeful for my new young ant colony of carpenter ants, named the Woodland Warriors, which had lots of young and a healthy-looking queen ant laying eggs. However, all that changed when I spotted a huge mite on the underside of the workers' heads. I wasn't sure what to make of it, and tried to assess whether the scary-looking had a symbiotic relationship with the ants. I consulted some mite experts and learned a few things about them over this past week. Hope you enjoy this week's episode. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanadaVor 2 Monate

    Greetings, Ant Lovers/AC Family! I can't believe 'Facehuggers' actually exist outside sci-fi movies and in the microworld of ants! Hope you guys remember to hit LIKE, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE (hit the BELL and select ALL for Notifications Squad) if you enjoyed this video. After hearing all the info I share in this video, please do let me know what you guys think we should do. I'm very worried for our Woodland Warriors. Thank you so much, guys! I know we can deal with this mite situation together. Ant love forever!

  • Steve Naganoolil

    Steve Naganoolil

    Vor 10 Tage

    you can take the ant to a personal home for two weeks if i does not die try to brush off the mite with cotton bud into the test tube and returning the ant back to colony

  • Slime


    Vor 16 Tage

    OH NO

  • Lego production studios

    Lego production studios

    Vor 17 Tage

    What happened to the axolotls did they die

  • fori


    Vor Monat

    @ultimagoji yeah

    JOEQUES ISAAC MoeVor 51 Minute

    They Are A Threat To Human They're Almost The Same As BloodSuckers

    JOEQUES ISAAC MoeVor 51 Minute

    FaceHuggers Are Actually Aliens From The Movie 'XenoMorph' They're Names Are.. XenoMorph XX121

    JOEQUES ISAAC MoeVor 54 Minuten

    Facehuggers have even been known to use their tail to strangle potential hosts when attempts are made to remove them, sometimes fatally. Their ... Species: Xenomorph XX121 Other Names: Manumala noxhydria; Stage 1 Xenomorph Skin Color: Beige Variants: Royal Facehugger; Praetorian Facehugger

  • geekqueen2010
    geekqueen2010Vor 6 Stunden

    Considering that just seeing the mite makes me think of Head Crabs from the game Half-Life I assume they're bad and you need to deal with it before it's too late.

    EXOTIKZVor 15 Stunden

    These mites how do they even get in the colony if it’s blocked up also can’t you pluck it off ?

  • Ana Laïtha
    Ana LaïthaVor Tag

    Why don't just send all the colony

  • Mr Everybody
    Mr EverybodyVor Tag

    This is where they got the idea for the Alien film from...

  • Will S.
    Will S.Vor 3 Tage

    F for the golden empire

  • MsBecki
    MsBeckiVor 3 Tage

    Dude, you WAY overthink things! Just send the mites or ants/mites in to the identified. Carpenter ants can do just fine without mites like this and the queen is going to continue to lay eggs so that one or two ants in a test tube setup is not going to make a difference. I know this comment is too late regarding this situation, but in future just calm down and don't overthink things. Thanks for you channel, you have educated a lot of people and probably encouraged others to start this hobby.

  • Windows XP
    Windows XPVor 5 Tage

    Oh no. Ants played too much half life

  • Mark
    MarkVor 5 Tage

    Its look like they controlling them as the game that i play were look like a zombie

  • Beberlyn Edradan
    Beberlyn EdradanVor 6 Tage

    I can't wait for the video where they transform into xenomorphs

  • Michael Smith
    Michael SmithVor 6 Tage

    Most have said to be safe rather then sorry but also, if the mite people don't have a quick answer to mites living on ant faces -- it needs to be studied for future ant colony health knowledge don't you think?

  • Unavailable
    UnavailableVor 7 Tage


  • Blake Thomas
    Blake ThomasVor 7 Tage


  • Blake Thomas
    Blake ThomasVor 7 Tage


  • Niccoles
    NiccolesVor 8 Tage

    Pick up the ant and try to pluck out the mite

  • iicloudy wolfii
    iicloudy wolfiiVor 10 Tage

    *Me* sees the title "wait do they actually go on their face?" *Ant* "Help,I have a parasite on my chin"

  • Trevon Dubose
    Trevon DuboseVor 10 Tage

    How do the mites get in the testubes can they just get through the cotton 🤔 or maybe from some of the food brought in?

  • Steve Naganoolil
    Steve NaganoolilVor 10 Tage

    first you take the ant to a personal home for two weeks if i does not die try to brush off the mite with cotton bud into the test tube and returning the ant back to colony

  • Keith Hatsume
    Keith HatsumeVor 10 Tage

    I like the part about him not getting us not bored midway on the vid

  • Sheena Folsom
    Sheena FolsomVor 11 Tage

    Gross. Poor ants, those mites look like ticks and they made me itchy ugh

  • toik toik
    toik toikVor 11 Tage

    baygon the mite

  • jandre jandre
    jandre jandreVor 11 Tage

    We shoud wait until there is more or til ants maj start dying

  • Sean Fitch
    Sean FitchVor 11 Tage

    Hey dr ronald is from my state! Woot maryland pride baby.

  • Smash bros guy T
    Smash bros guy TVor 11 Tage

    Collect mites and burn them In Groups like how I do with mosquitos

  • ShadowPhoenix
    ShadowPhoenixVor 12 Tage

    Since I'm a nice guy I say BURN THEM ALL

  • Kisachi Kirisagi
    Kisachi KirisagiVor 12 Tage

    The mite got caught in 4k

  • Somnambulizard
    SomnambulizardVor 12 Tage

    Is it just me or is the ant at 5:01 doing the stanky leg

  • ManchuCLuBMix
    ManchuCLuBMixVor 12 Tage

    But everything changed when the fire nation attacked.

  • planet universe
    planet universeVor 13 Tage

    Get the ant out, brush the mite out, put the ant Back in

  • Honey boo
    Honey booVor 13 Tage

    We have to get the ant out with mite if i was youni would take chqnces

  • Dread_Shock
    Dread_ShockVor 13 Tage

    Insect mite: "Parasitic and Bad" Human Face mites: We pay rent by cleaning your face oil

  • lou
    louVor 13 Tage

    Fish the at then take out the mite out of the ant then put the ant back

  • Crimson Rose
    Crimson RoseVor 14 Tage

    Like lice

  • Godwin Bendibel
    Godwin BendibelVor 14 Tage

    Ok ok ok ok

  • 🏳️‍🌈lil Godzilla🏳️‍🌈
    🏳️‍🌈lil Godzilla🏳️‍🌈Vor 15 Tage

    Him : the mite is super creepy and huge Me: THAERE ARE LITERALLY ANTS THAT ARE SO HUGE AND CREEPY TOO 😱😭

  • 🏳️‍🌈lil Godzilla🏳️‍🌈

    🏳️‍🌈lil Godzilla🏳️‍🌈

    Vor 14 Tage

    @Lv Cherry yeah

  • Lv Cherry

    Lv Cherry

    Vor 14 Tage

    also we have the same profile

  • Lv Cherry

    Lv Cherry

    Vor 14 Tage

    tarantula: what about me?

  • ismael sartaj
    ismael sartajVor 15 Tage

    put a medicne in their water

  • eevee gaming
    eevee gamingVor 15 Tage

    The mic will be called huggy

  • Sara Guthery
    Sara GutheryVor 16 Tage

    Ants vs Frog >:D

  • Diane Burke
    Diane BurkeVor 16 Tage

    You send the mite because those are mites that can heart them and kill

  • The Space unity
    The Space unityVor 16 Tage

    I would say wait because if you see the colony starting to die off or be bad send the mite to one of the mite guys.But I’m not the best ant expert so idk.

  • Tiffany Fire Blade
    Tiffany Fire BladeVor 16 Tage

    Mites? Already?

  • PinkGreg
    PinkGregVor 17 Tage

    The mite looks like a zombie mite that controls the ant

  • Carlie Lian Lumapas Millano
    Carlie Lian Lumapas MillanoVor 17 Tage

    The mites of the ant looks like pimples

  • doc crowley
    doc crowleyVor 18 Tage

    name them the nostromo colony

  • some random merc
    some random mercVor 18 Tage

    headcrabs are invading your ants

  • skasas99
    skasas99Vor 18 Tage

    My brand new Camponotous Penn queen has the EXACT same mites on it. She was caught in Northwest Oregon.

  • hanna nicole ybanez
    hanna nicole ybanezVor 19 Tage

    anus PENIES

  • hanna nicole ybanez
    hanna nicole ybanezVor 19 Tage

    if all the ants die R.I.P

  • Sean Daroth
    Sean DarothVor 19 Tage

    🐜 and thanks

  • Yolanda tumbaga
    Yolanda tumbagaVor 19 Tage

    Put it in a tob

  • Benjamin Keys
    Benjamin KeysVor 20 Tage

    Ayo represent MD dude

  • EvilNecroid
    EvilNecroidVor 20 Tage

    get that thing out of there

  • Kameraden
    KameradenVor 21 Tag

    Reason the Mite looks like a Tick is because they're part of the same general family. Ticks are just a type of mite that specializes on feeding on animal blood. So I wouldn't be surprised if you find some Mites that look like insanely tiny Ticks because they're related, and would have some common ancestors. Some of the most primitive Ticks found on the fossil records do look more like mites than what you think of as Ticks. Best way of thinking about Ticks, view them as large mites. For a mite a Tick is a giant. That being said, that particular creature looks like a Hard Tick, literally, other than it's color. It even has the hard shield on it's back which gives hard tick's their classification of a Hard Tick. There is no way shape or form that is a friendly creature for your ants. In my opinion. It would be interesting if it's an unknown species of Tick that lives in ant colonies. We know mites feed on animals and insects, but it would be interesting to find a Tick that feeds on insects.

  • Piranha Plant Fan
    Piranha Plant FanVor 21 Tag

    Good thing they don’t have chestbursters (aka fungus)

  • Stranger
    StrangerVor 22 Tage

    Thats your name... Mike Wow ._.

  • An AK-74
    An AK-74Vor 23 Tage

    half life

  • Papa Tan
    Papa TanVor 24 Tage

    What if the mite entered when you moved the colony to the new home when you tried to lure them from their original home?

  • Twotinytoes 222
    Twotinytoes 222Vor 24 Tage

    Tiny head crabs.

  • Yaboku
    YabokuVor 24 Tage

    I'm new to the channel and while the content itself is very nice the editing as well as the narrator are really obnoxious. It's weird how bad the narration skills of this guy are... Also the way he tries to force viewer interaction with the "i need your help" is really uncomfortable and literally is like a kids show...

  • sleepy Tee
    sleepy TeeVor 25 Tage

    Set it on fire to the antsss

  • Simple112A
    Simple112AVor 25 Tage

    So mites are just a stomach.

  • Emperor Coffee
    Emperor CoffeeVor 26 Tage

    Watching this video gave me the same chill's i had after seeing the headcrabs from Half Life.

  • Hyperdrive gaming
    Hyperdrive gamingVor 26 Tage


  • Exiled
    ExiledVor 26 Tage

    This mite reminds of the game Half life

  • Chi Diep
    Chi DiepVor 27 Tage


  • Johnica Tuala
    Johnica TualaVor 28 Tage

    its so creepyyy

  • Lingxi Zhang
    Lingxi ZhangVor 28 Tage

    owe no own no oww no no no no no😔😔😔!!!!

  • Jaden Middleditch
    Jaden MiddleditchVor Monat

    It is a mite that helps clean the ants colney so is i gess it is a worker ant of some kind.

  • Kevin Downes
    Kevin DownesVor Monat

    All these ants walking around acting like they don’t see the gigantic mite hanging off toms face

  • EuphoricGaming
    EuphoricGamingVor Monat

    I'd fish it out, look at the mite - send better video then put both back into your enclosure!

  • Jayden Playz Roblox
    Jayden Playz RobloxVor Monat

    Antscanada:adopts ants Exotic Lair:adopts big scary tarantula.

  • Atlas Hellwalker
    Atlas HellwalkerVor Monat

    I’d remove as many of the mites as possible and isolate them.

  • Nolan Wiktorowski
    Nolan WiktorowskiVor Monat

    I saw just kill the mite

  • Lil' Trixie
    Lil' TrixieVor Monat

    The Red Ant videos have become too few.. you used to make better footage, i hardly watch your channel

  • Chanda Inrachavongsa
    Chanda InrachavongsaVor Monat

    AC: Keeps ants ALSO AC: *panics over a maggot*

  • Evan S
    Evan SVor Monat

    You should send it!

  • Chat Kat
    Chat KatVor Monat

    Do you have a name for the Queen ?

  • stranger on the interwebs
    stranger on the interwebsVor Monat

    is it just me or do the mites look like garlic

  • Lune Luna wolf UwU
    Lune Luna wolf UwUVor Monat

    I love the name "facehugger"

  • Jonalyn Salirungan
    Jonalyn SalirunganVor Monat

    Ants doesn't have a blood

  • Hikashi animates
    Hikashi animatesVor Monat

    A pharetic nite is a harmless mite and beneficial

  • Jianwen Jiang
    Jianwen JiangVor Monat

    Looks friendly but not sure cuz u said its been moving from ant to ant so maybe it’s just a cleaner mite

  • Jennyvi Cerame
    Jennyvi CerameVor Monat

    ohhhh nooooo hhahahahhahahahaha thats so funny Pkmnbody hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Jamie Bailey
    Jamie BaileyVor Monat

    Bring the entire colony to a new container and put a few ants into the old one as well as the ant with the mite so they can still communicate then see if one dies then if so remove the mite and send it to them

    MAX CRUMPVor Monat

    use the helpful mites from rhino beetles

  • Shuqin Zhang
    Shuqin ZhangVor Monat

    I think you can introduce hypoastic mites

  • ShibaUnitedXD
    ShibaUnitedXDVor Monat

    My suggestion is to try to take the mite off so it cannot multiply

  • Quintin Adams Ortega
    Quintin Adams OrtegaVor Monat

    I think it is a face eater

  • Quartiermeister F
    Quartiermeister FVor Monat

    Is the golden empire dead?

  • greytilldie operator admin
    greytilldie operator adminVor Monat

    I love

  • Tamara Henry

    Tamara Henry

    Vor Monat


  • Jose Nicolas Sta. Maria
    Jose Nicolas Sta. MariaVor Monat

    Facehugger mite can exchange food ?

  • Vor Monat

    They are more like headcrabs

  • 7skyrim
    7skyrimVor Monat

    Ants are fine but seeing that mite on the ant made me also have a pit in my stomach

  • Denis ZM
    Denis ZMVor Monat

    are u really worry about collect a few mites and harm the colony?? hahaha come on dude! we know u like antes, but this is insane!

  • Uriyah Belizario
    Uriyah BelizarioVor Monat

    poor ants

  • Джозеф Дилео
    Джозеф ДилеоVor Monat

    Not gonna lie to me they seem more like head crabs

  • Outdoor Boi
    Outdoor BoiVor Monat

    uhhhhg that first shot was so gross dude. i had to remind myself that the mite is smaller than a grain of rice and its not going to harm me. seeing the little mite legs stretched over the ants face was veryy uncanny and disturbing.