Starting a New Ant Colony | Birth of the Carpenter Ants

Birth of the CARPENTER ANTS: After the beautiful rise to glory of my fire ant colony, the Phoenix Empire, I sought out a brand new starting carpenter ant colony to begin a new story of ant wonder. In this episode we meet our young carpenter ant queen and her brood, and have a look at all the unique jobs already taking place within the colony's test tube setup. The footage captured in this video is truly cute, eye-opening, and magical all at once. Hope you enjoy the humble beginnings of an ant colony, as we welcome them to our growing Antiverse. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.

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  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanadaVor 2 Monate

    The next episode is here: 🐜🐜🐜 Go vote for their official name now! Ant love forever!

  • Michael Smith

    Michael Smith

    Vor 6 Tage

    Umm, I am not good at this stuff, but at 3:24 there is a clear bug on the queen -- a mite? Isn't that what killed off other ants you had?

  • Alec Roberts

    Alec Roberts

    Vor 10 Tage

    The Carpenter ants should be named "The Lumber-Jacks"

  • Akuda Silver

    Akuda Silver

    Vor 11 Tage

    I think They should be the orange eparie

  • noah z

    noah z

    Vor 16 Tage

    a replete is any ant that can store honeydew eg in its gaster

  • slowest speedrunner

    slowest speedrunner

    Vor 28 Tage

    "Carpenter Crew".

  • Max Beckstead
    Max BecksteadVor 3 Stunden

    face mites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iam_ heroic_art
    iam_ heroic_artVor 14 Stunden

    I am a pest control technician. And just use your video to explain carpenter ants to a customer. Thank you so much

  • xairt
    xairtVor 15 Stunden

    Happy early birthday!! I hope you feed your ants cake!

  • Von Ember Capistrano
    Von Ember CapistranoVor 21 Stunde

    In 🇵🇭 do they have that queen ant?bc im a filipino

  • XxStary_NightsxX
    XxStary_NightsxXVor 2 Tage

    I want to get ants!!! But I'm not allowed ☹️

  • Anthony Oropeza
    Anthony OropezaVor 2 Tage


  • chrome 1101
    chrome 1101Vor 3 Tage

    Can carpenter ants merge as in have two queen in one colony?

  • Fire Ball
    Fire BallVor 3 Tage

    One of the ants a has a tick

  • Fire Ball
    Fire BallVor 3 Tage

    You should play the game empire of the under growth

  • Tide The Seawing
    Tide The SeawingVor 4 Tage

    Their abdomens look like baked bread loaves.

  • Easton plays!
    Easton plays!Vor 4 Tage


  • L K
    L KVor 4 Tage

    Your videos never disappoint. Thank you for all your research work and your videos. I'm not going to keep ants but I can live vicariously through your videos.

  • scottyF62
    scottyF62Vor 5 Tage

    Name : the lumberjacks

  • Wmr Cats
    Wmr CatsVor 5 Tage

    jesus loves you guys

  • Eggswung 69
    Eggswung 69Vor 5 Tage

    Bruh how is it possible that he can own a bunch of ants without his house being infested?

  • ZephyerZ0
    ZephyerZ0Vor 5 Tage

    More Carpenter Ants videos

  • Bennett Gerken
    Bennett GerkenVor 5 Tage

    So I have always wanted to catch a queen and raise my own colonies. Have had a handful of bought farms over the years with the workers who would eventually pass after they create an amazing home in the farm. Laying on my bed the a week ago and out the corner of my eye. Something huge was crawling across my pillow. It only took a second even in the dark to recognize that it was a queen carpenter ant. I rushed to action put her carefully into my hands and transferred her to a spare test tube and that is how I have my first queen to start my new colonie with. Thank you for your videos and information so I will be able to care for her properly.

  • ☁️🦭☕️


    Vor 5 Tage


  • minitoon9500
    minitoon9500Vor 6 Tage


    LEE WEI FENG MoeVor 6 Tage

    What about the name Golden Nation and the name of d queen ant is Goldy lord

  • Įđøl_ Łəā
    Įđøl_ ŁəāVor 7 Tage

    Is that the Peonix Empire

  • Helena Laven
    Helena LavenVor 8 Tage

    The termite was biting the leg and the ant was like lifting it’s body up saying owwwwwww

  • Helena Laven
    Helena LavenVor 8 Tage

    Ants are funny lol 😂

  • Helena Laven
    Helena LavenVor 8 Tage

    I think baby’s do that they eat than poop out when born or something

  • Helena Laven
    Helena LavenVor 8 Tage

    Also I love thinking about them applying saliva and cleaning, it’s so great to think about.

  • Helena Laven
    Helena LavenVor 8 Tage

    They are so careful, I love looking at them carrying the eggs with their mandibles

  • clerk plays
    clerk playsVor 9 Tage

    Since i seen this channel i now love ants

  • Michael Overton
    Michael OvertonVor 9 Tage

    You scratch my back ,and i do scratch yours.......

  • Banana Sauce
    Banana SauceVor 10 Tage

    so you put yout larva or larvea in the bathroom erea but they dont ever poop or pee?

  • Khuslen Saruul
    Khuslen SaruulVor 12 Tage

    I wish i had my own colony :(

  • Santiago
    SantiagoVor 12 Tage

    The loggers and queen should be Caroline

  • Holly love it Billodeau
    Holly love it BillodeauVor 12 Tage

    Found a dead queen ant earlier, AHHHHHH!

  • Sonya Townsend
    Sonya TownsendVor 13 Tage

    I saw a mite on one of the ants

  • Clarissa. Perez.
    Clarissa. Perez.Vor 13 Tage

    Yesterday he is 🙏🗡🔥🥰💐🌸💐

  • Casper Hijkoop
    Casper HijkoopVor 13 Tage

    Around 7:15 something crawls around in the right side of the screen. what is it?

  • Noble Thompson
    Noble ThompsonVor 13 Tage

    Random comment for the DElevel algorithm.

  • Ryleytherdog brady
    Ryleytherdog bradyVor 14 Tage


  • L L
    L LVor 14 Tage

    Karpenter kingdom

  • Edward Kentjung
    Edward KentjungVor 15 Tage

    For the queen I think The black New maker

  • Northern Ants
    Northern AntsVor 15 Tage


  • Nene 61
    Nene 61Vor 15 Tage

    Name the queen antroid 😁😁

  • Nene 61
    Nene 61Vor 15 Tage

    Ants are cool and all but no not pretty 😥

  • Heherson Larugal
    Heherson LarugalVor 15 Tage


  • megha limbu
    megha limbuVor 16 Tage

    I never thought watching videos of ants would be sk interesting and addictive 😅

  • megha limbu
    megha limbuVor 16 Tage

    I never thought watching videos of ants would be so interesting and i would be addicted to it 😅😅😅

  • mary mottor
    mary mottorVor 16 Tage

    What that white thing on the major

  • nessa & odelia edit
    nessa & odelia editVor 16 Tage

    Hello I like cats I'm new here

  • Anthony Tanner
    Anthony TannerVor 16 Tage

    So was that a tick under the ants head??? Never knew a tick could grab ahold of an ant like that!

  • Tiffany Fire Blade
    Tiffany Fire BladeVor 16 Tage

    Watch me knowing things about ants becausd of the Phoenix Empire . . u

  • ⭐brightscloud⭐
    ⭐brightscloud⭐Vor 16 Tage

    *reacts* yes your antness your pretty queen Edited: by the way im a kid i dont understand i only understand physical formational form for alpha's

  • Tiffany Fire Blade

    Tiffany Fire Blade

    Vor 16 Tage


  • Kendra Webb
    Kendra WebbVor 17 Tage

    I have green headed ants in my backyard

  • Milk_floof_the_ Furry
    Milk_floof_the_ FurryVor 17 Tage

    What about trying to find a velvet ant queen? I’m sure it would be cool

  • Royal Teddy
    Royal TeddyVor 17 Tage


  • madjid ryadh
    madjid ryadhVor 17 Tage

    This was really mesmerizing , thank you for such a magical experience

  • Sharktos
    SharktosVor 17 Tage

    I just wanted to know what cordyceps are and now I've found a channel about ants....amazing. I will follow this journey with excitement! I always wanted to keep insects, but I am too afraid to actually do that.

  • Anne Bruecks
    Anne BruecksVor 17 Tage

    So, does that mean ants have tongues?

  • ꧁・Black_Bluebells・꧂
    ꧁・Black_Bluebells・꧂Vor 17 Tage

    me seeing tons of carpenter ants in my house oh i have more then 5 queen ants in my home

  • Chris Bammer
    Chris BammerVor 18 Tage

    I was blessed to find a camponotus queen at the bottom of my back steps a few nights ago, I checked her today and there's eggs!

  • Nateshark 9006

    Nateshark 9006

    Vor 16 Tage


  • joane Mcilwee
    joane McilweeVor 18 Tage

    1, The branch nommers 2, The Tree stumps and last but not least 3, Nature Empire Edit: if you do choose me i would reccomend (sorry is i spelt wrong) The Nature Empire

  • Mew Tube
    Mew TubeVor 18 Tage

    The apostles

  • James Pulido
    James PulidoVor 18 Tage

    I hate so much the fire ants

  • AJ Lucky007
    AJ Lucky007Vor 19 Tage

    Yeahhhhh there's no way my mom's letting me keep ants

  • The Poopy Fruitys
    The Poopy FruitysVor 19 Tage

    im in Canada i did catch a Prenolepis imparis queen but i can't find Camponotus ants

  • Jason Brown
    Jason BrownVor 20 Tage

    Will there be larger ants canada test tubes for large any species in the future?

  • _TopGunTimbo _
    _TopGunTimbo _Vor 20 Tage

    You can see the mites around the 10:27

  • Dominic Howard
    Dominic HowardVor 20 Tage

    Name idea: the lumber jacks.

  • David Jeang
    David JeangVor 21 Tag

    No ant hunting here. It's the year of the cicada!

  • Elbert Jonathan Lee
    Elbert Jonathan LeeVor 21 Tag

    Antscanada:daddy ant died many years ago after mating Male ant:I was daddy ant in my previous life

  • Carlos Ibarra
    Carlos IbarraVor 21 Tag

    Im a kid and i found a ant but i don't don't to kill it so what do i do?

  • lana hussein
    lana husseinVor 22 Tage

    I think ive seen a queen or a super major when i was younge

  • Paul Marwick
    Paul MarwickVor 22 Tage

    i saw a miteeee on 10:26 i thinkk

  • David Jrdeleon
    David JrdeleonVor 22 Tage

    I caught a queen ant

  • spooky jones
    spooky jonesVor 22 Tage

    saw a mite @ 6:05 on a major

  • Shawn Dorrough
    Shawn DorroughVor 22 Tage

    i wish humans were that kind to eachother

  • AJ Lucky007

    AJ Lucky007

    Vor 19 Tage

    Arts kill their mothers once they are too old. Careful what you wish for

  • Mike Ike
    Mike IkeVor 22 Tage

    How about the name of the ants could be the wood workers and the queen could be called queen spruce wood.

  • The Golden YouTubers
    The Golden YouTubersVor 22 Tage

    My queen won’t lay eggs

  • Shane Laurel
    Shane LaurelVor 23 Tage


  • Keefe Sencen
    Keefe SencenVor 23 Tage

    hello I was wondering how you feed an ant colonie once it has gotton so big and fills the test tube? I have trouble feeding mine and there are only 6-7 workers. Do the ants not escape? Where do you put the food if the test tube is full to the brim with ants? Do you just wait until you cant feed them, then connect a ant test tube poratl to it? Thanks for the help!

  • Snache
    SnacheVor 23 Tage

    si mikey pala to! omg

  • Romule Verus
    Romule VerusVor 23 Tage

    Is that the second half of the queens antenna stuck in the cotton? Noticed one of her antenna was short, broken off at the segment.

  • Victor Something
    Victor SomethingVor 23 Tage

    2:44 Is that mite supposed to be there?

  • Andrew Miller
    Andrew MillerVor 23 Tage

    Finaly caught my frist carptern ant qeen and she has laid her first brood super exciting thanks ant canada for all the inspration

  • SM Soren 123
    SM Soren 123Vor 24 Tage

    Did anybody else notice a mite?

  • SM Soren 123

    SM Soren 123

    Vor 24 Tage

    On the chin of the Major?

  • Kingcobra 2013
    Kingcobra 2013Vor 24 Tage

    Try playing antqueen3d that's a cool PC game If you want......

  • Last Man Standing
    Last Man StandingVor 25 Tage

    You are epic.

  • Z3rpol TV
    Z3rpol TVVor 25 Tage

    Mikey Bustos?

  • Brief History
    Brief HistoryVor 25 Tage

    Well this is more engaging than animal planet 😄

  • Sebastien Huot
    Sebastien HuotVor 25 Tage

    Is it just me or did anyone else see the face sucking mite under the majors head at 10:23-10:29 & 11:52-11:54 ?

  • Lightlad XD
    Lightlad XDVor 25 Tage

    I need help! I have a queen ant (not a carpenter ant) and she laid like 4 eggs. It’s been weeks and they haven’t become larvae and she hasn’t laid more. I don’t know if I should give her some food or something.

  • Muhd SR
    Muhd SRVor 26 Tage

    I've never been interested in ants until i found this channel

  • ddnn ddnn
    ddnn ddnnVor 26 Tage

    I have a queen ant from camponotus novaboraecensis

  • Adyan gamer
    Adyan gamerVor 26 Tage

    When your fireants are big your carpenterants will die

  • Teey Yeet
    Teey YeetVor 27 Tage

    Hey bro I am here in South Africa and I myself want to start ant keeping so any good tips for beginners and any clue of which ant is best in my region 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • xX 2FLY Pie
    xX 2FLY PieVor 27 Tage

    Idk how i stumbled on this channel but im grateful! This channel rocks

  • Letz play Gaming
    Letz play GamingVor 27 Tage

    C A R P E N T E R A N T S

  • Jacob
    JacobVor 28 Tage

    this is my fave yt channel

  • Matthew White
    Matthew WhiteVor 29 Tage

    Carpenter ant queens are so common in michigan it would be easy to start a colony!

  • Syko Soldier
    Syko SoldierVor 29 Tage

    Arrgg!! I think like yesterday, I saw a massive winless ant on my balcony. I didint think much of it! Urrggg, was it a queen?

  • NoViRageYT
    NoViRageYTVor 29 Tage


  • O-o
    O-oVor Monat

    Thanks... For showing me those ants >:) I caught one which I think it is a male cuz... Yeeeaa I don’t know why.