What Happened to My Fire Ants? | Phoenix Empire Update

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  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanadaVor 7 Monate

    Greetings, ant lovers! Hope you guys enjoy this fire ant update! Thank you all so much for watching! Also, guys don't forget to check out our shop AntsCanada.com and take advantage of the AC Holidays Sale to get your own AC Ant Tower or AC Hybrid Nest! Ant love forever! QUESTION: Who's been here since the start of the Phoenix Empire?

  • M&I Ortega

    M&I Ortega

    Vor 5 Monate

    The queen

  • Yuyu Musa

    Yuyu Musa

    Vor 6 Monate

    who Remembers the Golden Phoenix Empire :

  • Tydoth


    Vor 6 Monate

    I've been here since the biggest fire ant empire died

  • Blob lizard

    Blob lizard

    Vor 6 Monate

    Stop freaking me out with these titles

  • Blob lizard

    Blob lizard

    Vor 6 Monate

    Stop freaking me out with these titles

  • CoryGames
    CoryGamesVor 4 Tage

    I wish i could get ants nearby, but i don't think theres any ants i could get, and i have no idea when nuptial flights are here, and idk where i would put them

  • Jesus Moronta2
    Jesus Moronta2Vor 8 Tage

    5:36 A red fire ant.

  • Sheyli :3
    Sheyli :3Vor 11 Tage


  • boi mac
    boi macVor 17 Tage

    Give them live prey. Let them hunt.

  • neolithiumproduction
    neolithiumproductionVor 20 Tage

    I wouldn't be surprised if the ants unintentionally transport the moss spores and fern seeds.

  • enola
    enolaVor Monat

    everyone gangsta until the last airbender aang a butterfly kills the fire ant lord ozai

  • Elijah Hall
    Elijah HallVor Monat

    "i think they know my smell means feeding time.. or they just want to kill me"

  • Tom Chaye
    Tom ChayeVor 2 Monate

    phoneix empire against 1 little spider

  • Danny Kelly
    Danny KellyVor 2 Monate

    Can u get honey pot ants?

  • Virakboth’s Channel
    Virakboth’s ChannelVor 3 Monate

    The terrarium is turning into a grassland

  • Diamond Guardian
    Diamond GuardianVor 3 Monate

    5:26 "or just wants to kill me " *chuckles* This guy chuckles at the thought. This is wholesome at the same time terrifying as this man fears no ants

  • Diamond Guardian

    Diamond Guardian

    Vor 3 Monate

    Someone got the joke in the end hehe

  • Patrick SuperKitty
    Patrick SuperKittyVor 3 Monate

    I'm studying to become a biologist so I have been using your channel to learn about ants for my studies and ants are great food for any pet birds if you can get some worker ant samples

  • GrymAbyss
    GrymAbyssVor 3 Monate

    6:35 says the guy who built a house for his ants

  • Eunnah Kim
    Eunnah KimVor 3 Monate

    Vulcan is the god of fire so it’s only natural for them to make a home in there

  • Vikkor Heel
    Vikkor HeelVor 3 Monate


  • Dead Fern
    Dead FernVor 3 Monate

    Don't let the ferns become my name

  • Evelyn
    EvelynVor 3 Monate

    Rip fire nation....Hope u like the new one!

  • Toph the first metalbender
    Toph the first metalbenderVor 3 Monate

    ember islands nice i love avatar haha

  • A Cat
    A CatVor 3 Monate

    1:29 [battle cats music starts playing]

  • Jayden
    JaydenVor 4 Monate

    mushi mushi

  • Shannon Circe
    Shannon CirceVor 4 Monate

    You should give them all the things you gave to your previous colony

  • chancho huligancho
    chancho huliganchoVor 4 Monate

    ac: they associate my smell with feeding time, or they want to kill me me: i think they smell you and to climb up your tweezers and to get at you

  • Vicko Gerna
    Vicko GernaVor 4 Monate

    Ant is interesting because of this channel

  • ✨D Y L A N T Z Y:✨
    ✨D Y L A N T Z Y:✨Vor 4 Monate

    I love how AntsCanada and Mikey Busts are just the same person

  • Still Will
    Still WillVor 4 Monate

    Gods Love FOREVER!!!!

  • 808 Y1P
    808 Y1PVor 4 Monate

    I don't want to keep ants,but I enjoy these videos a lot. Seeing the growth of things is so satisfying?I can't put it in words I just feel,good ya know.

  • Eric Yang
    Eric YangVor 4 Monate

    i don't think you should name the waterfall river Styx because well that river of the underworld wash away your soul

  • Rhonda
    RhondaVor 5 Monate

    i love ants 🐜

  • Adelaide Basco
    Adelaide BascoVor 5 Monate

    I love seeing terrariums grow. Thank you for always making such wonderful videos. I love these little guys 🥲

  • Sal Huneidi
    Sal HuneidiVor 5 Monate

    How did you build this setup? I mean the floating islands. It’s very impressive and trying to find the video but I don’t think it’s there. Thanks

  • Annie Tan
    Annie TanVor 5 Monate

    Answer: a plant of course

  • Insert Name Here
    Insert Name HereVor 5 Monate

    My favorite ant colony. :) Good to know after coming back to this channel they are still alive and well!

  • Cat Panda Gaming
    Cat Panda GamingVor 5 Monate

    I’m sad i dont get a bow any more i had to cancel my subscription

  • Dustin L

    Dustin L

    Vor 5 Monate


  • Sophia Lin
    Sophia LinVor 5 Monate

    5:17 or both-

  • Linus Eriksson
    Linus ErikssonVor 5 Monate

    What is the first song? I feel like it's from a game I've played.

  • 1-minute CRAFTS
    1-minute CRAFTSVor 5 Monate


  • SVGJ Gacha
    SVGJ GachaVor 5 Monate

    I wish I can get one 😔 but It is what it is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • rexYT_
    rexYT_Vor 5 Monate

    the last video of his ive watched was when he actually built the amber islands for the Phoenix... wow its already been 1 year...

  • YoYo Sup
    YoYo SupVor 5 Monate

    Oof half the video is advertisement: /

  • Christina Crowther
    Christina CrowtherVor 6 Monate

    need more plants.... EPITITES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kare moer
    kare moerVor 6 Monate

    I'm king of ants

  • Dustin L

    Dustin L

    Vor 5 Monate


  • kare moer
    kare moerVor 6 Monate


  • Hopestill
    HopestillVor 6 Monate

    Springtail Cliff !

  • lino dario morales sepulveda
    lino dario morales sepulvedaVor 6 Monate

    Que lindas lastima que desaparecerán... linephitema o selenopsis solo quedara una de estas dos especies en la fas de la tierra...

  • Gamer boy X
    Gamer boy XVor 6 Monate

    What would happen if a Male ant that has neutral-Fliets meets a qween ant who are a different species would rhay make a new ant

  • Karska Vanket
    Karska VanketVor 6 Monate

    "I think they smell me and associate my smell with feeding time... or just want to kill me, one of the two" made me laugh

  • djskype020202
    djskype020202Vor 6 Monate

    Also, can they live solely off a jelly cup only or do they need other food?

  • djskype020202
    djskype020202Vor 6 Monate

    How do you know how much to feed the Golden empire? As they grow they effectively need more food right?

  • jen w
    jen wVor 6 Monate


  • Anand Thampi
    Anand ThampiVor 6 Monate

    Where are you in Canada

  • Terrie Kendziorski
    Terrie KendziorskiVor 6 Monate


  • JD Pro
    JD ProVor 6 Monate

    I meant ants

  • JD Pro
    JD ProVor 6 Monate

    Um antscanada I live in northern Mindanao so it's really hot all I could find in here is agressive red ands and un-agressive black anys

  • Michael McCauley for kids
    Michael McCauley for kidsVor 6 Monate


  • Shade The Wolfbrother
    Shade The WolfbrotherVor 6 Monate

    It's been a year?

  • poolao poolao
    poolao poolaoVor 6 Monate

    feeding time or wanting to kill him I am surprised he can say it so calmly

  • M Fakhri Romadhan
    M Fakhri RomadhanVor 6 Monate

    is like Avatar the last fire ant

  • aay AK
    aay AKVor 6 Monate

    ant: God this roach exoskeleton is so heavy another ant: I have come to help 'stand on exoskeleton' ant: 👁👄👁

  • Wolfie Star

    Wolfie Star

    Vor Monat

    @Gxd 👁👀👄👀👁

  • Gxd


    Vor 6 Monate

    More like 👀👄👀

  • Neon VPN
    Neon VPNVor 6 Monate

    What happened to the Fire Nation?

  • Kitty Giatanidon
    Kitty GiatanidonVor 6 Monate

    Rip golden emprire

  • Sinnvoller Kommentar
    Sinnvoller KommentarVor 6 Monate

    How to feet them in the tower

  • kerui Gong
    kerui GongVor 6 Monate

    Roc weed

  • Princess Sofie
    Princess SofieVor 6 Monate

    I dont have much patience, and usually skip to parts is ant to see. But something about AntsCanada makes me want to watch the whole video

  • BafflingBear 468
    BafflingBear 468Vor 6 Monate

    Micro verse lol

  • Loki
    LokiVor 6 Monate

    Ant keeping seems really awesome but I'm perfectly broke so I'll just stick to watching

  • MrDevmen •
    MrDevmen •Vor 6 Monate

    I can not believe it’s been a year! It seems as if it went by SOO fast

  • Manuel H.
    Manuel H.Vor 6 Monate

    Phoenix Empire: 1-2million ants and 1 year old colony... my Messor Barbarus; 1 year old with only 100-120 members :_D

  • Nathaniel Aaron
    Nathaniel AaronVor 6 Monate

    *here here here here here and here and there*

  • Leonard Lee Augustine
    Leonard Lee AugustineVor 6 Monate

    Doesn’t it makes you feel you want to be a ant?

  • Aimee Taylor
    Aimee TaylorVor 6 Monate

    Your shows are the best I love seeing the beautiful aunts

  • Casey Myers
    Casey MyersVor 6 Monate

    Here in South Carolina near my house and at my work there are big dirt mounds which are Huge fire ant nests, earlier today I accidentally stumbled over one and as the dirt pile crumbled ants poured out Also Brood and some Elates! I was so fascinating I had to stop and stare for 10 mins while I was on my lunch break while they gathered up the brood and disappeared back into the nest It’s Ant Love Forever

  • Centry
    CentryVor 6 Monate

    Happy Phoenix Empire anniversary!

  • _A Moo Point_
    _A Moo Point_Vor 6 Monate

    I can't find my litte ant i found in a spider web i saved it from the spider

  • Sampletext 69
    Sampletext 69Vor 6 Monate


  • Copeecat
    CopeecatVor 6 Monate

    Just remember that many things humans have invented, an ant has done first. Architecture, slavery, farming, you name it.

  • Naseem Ahmed
    Naseem AhmedVor 6 Monate

    Best channel ive ever seen.

  • sharon nelson
    sharon nelsonVor 6 Monate

    Rip fire nation

  • Average Fiver
    Average FiverVor 6 Monate

    Nobody: The fire ants colonies be like: Fire nation:I died... Phoenix empire:but I survived!

  • Keyan cent
    Keyan centVor 6 Monate


  • ShiftyPlayed
    ShiftyPlayedVor 6 Monate

    heya.. antscanada i have a quick question.. what is the easiest way to get queen ants? i'm an animal lover and also love ants and i subscribed

  • Whoees
    WhoeesVor 6 Monate

    This is just a commercial.

  • FB23
    FB23Vor 6 Monate

    Yes I’m trying to make a colony CAN YOU HELP ME tell any thing I should do with my colony watch my video on my DElevel channel to see bye 👋. I love ya videos too

  • Valerie Jiang
    Valerie JiangVor 6 Monate

    2:45 I thought Christmas Moss was aquatic?

  • PiereZ 804
    PiereZ 804Vor 6 Monate

    I remember when you 1st got this amazing empire, I would like the same ants of the Empire. Hoping to find a queen or buy a queen.

  • Squidking Inkcorporated
    Squidking InkcorporatedVor 6 Monate

    I've compiled a list of alternatives to the roaches up close in the camera (I'm phobic of roaches) #1: keep the roaches but don't show them, #2: keep the roaches and warn before you show them, #3: use an alternative to the roaches like super worms or something idk It seems like surprise roach close-ups are getting more common in this series. I love your videos, but I cannot look at roaches. I'm sure I'm not the only one here with this problem right?

  • Shmoop Toompoom
    Shmoop ToompoomVor 6 Monate

    Are the islands based off of Avatar with the blue people? Of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

  • TheWildRiver
    TheWildRiverVor 6 Monate

    You know, I’m just now making the connection that you may be talking about the avatar with giant tall blue people and not atla

  • Amy H
    Amy HVor 6 Monate

    Yep, ferns produce spores so that's definitely the most likely reason why there's fern babies poppin' up everywhere!

  • ꧁Alex꧂
    ꧁Alex꧂Vor 6 Monate

    I got concerned when I saw the title, my mind went, "Oh no.... Please don't say it was a repeat of the Fire Nation..." And now that I have watched it, I am glad that they are still alive.

  • Spectarium
    SpectariumVor 6 Monate

    I read the title and thought something happened to the phoenix empire and was so worried

  • MinigunL5
    MinigunL5Vor 6 Monate

    Guys, do not buy AC nests for small colonies under 250 workers(mold problems will arise and they will be stressed from too much space). If they do not fill up at least 5/8 of the nest then the nest is too big. Instead, buy some test tubes(either glass or plastic) from Amazon or eBay (or any other online shop). The best sizes are a length of 150mm and a width from 16-20mm. Btw AC test tubes are very overpriced get normal ones. For an outworld, you can use a plastic container with an ant barrier(like fluon or baby powder that contains talcum powder) and a tight lid.

  • Firewarrior999
    Firewarrior999Vor 6 Monate

    Glad I'm not the only who names my colonies.

  • MinigunL5
    MinigunL5Vor 6 Monate

    I keep ants and I think that they're amazing pets. If anyone wants to start and there are some Discord servers that are great for getting info on ant-keeping. I will link them in this comment. If you are struggling to convince your family to let you keep ants then you should definitely join. They can also teach you about ants and then you can convince your family/friends better. Ants & Ants-Keeping: discord.gg/D8hK6SD58J​ Ant-Keeping &Ethology: discord.gg/ants

  • Doodlewafflz
    DoodlewafflzVor 6 Monate

    Antscanada aka ants the documentary

  • Elisa Yonamine
    Elisa YonamineVor 6 Monate

    itsk inda weird seeing a youtube channel which doesnt answer the question on the video until the last minute,but answers it like a normal human being

  • Bradley Nolkes
    Bradley NolkesVor 6 Monate

    When he said the ant colony is nearly 1 year old I realized how short a single live is and how little impact I will have on this world

  • Pero janković
    Pero jankovićVor 6 Monate

    Yes I'm going to by Happy

  • Jixxy Trix
    Jixxy TrixVor 6 Monate

    Let's see how this is received.... I used to eat ants as a kid. No joke...

  • Caleb Jones
    Caleb JonesVor 6 Monate

    I remember when I was a kid, me and my cousin would love to build different structures with sand, and take fire ant piles to put in said structures. It was a lot of fun! I really love this channel. Keep up the great work. 😄