My Dream Ant Farm: Leafcutter Ants

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  • Published on:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
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    This is an ant keeping hobbyist's dream! The ant farm in this video is something I have absolutely fantasized about having as a kid! In this vlog, we explore the incredible, mind-blowing Atta sp. exhibit of the Espace pour la vie Montreal Insectarium. The exhibit houses a 7 yr old colony of leafcutter ants living in acrylic containers and a network of branches, flowers, and plants.

    What makes the exhibit so amazing is that the setup allows for the display of the leafcutter ant workers' foraging behaviours, where they seek out plat matter, cut up the selected leaves and flowers, and carry these huge plants pieces back to the nest where they proceed to chew them up and cultivate the most impressive fungus gardens, which nourish the entire ant colony. We explore in this video just how spectacular these ants and this setup are! Hope you enjoy an epic ant geeking out session!

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  • Z. crow
    Z. crow  4 days ago

    I gust got a queen red and black ant... Of cores not in the same tests tobe but i RILEY RILEY need help i am scared that i am doing something worng can u please help me get on the right track on geting them to lay thare eggs

  • 576575s
    576575s  4 days ago

    I was introduced to ants by my father. He was a handyman and would fix stuff for his friends. I was forced to help him as a child Lol. One day he was stung by a wasp and told me, "watch this", took the wasp which he'd slapped to the ground and moved it next to an ant hole... basically these big red ants attacked the wasp and took it apart in a few minutes so it could fit in the hole. I was hooked since. My finger tips were always hurting at the end of the day from getting bit messing around with the ants haha

  • Vanj Albis
    Vanj Albis  7 days ago

    Paano mo makuha ang lahat ng mga ants?

  • Jaxson Hawke
    Jaxson Hawke  7 days ago

    "Ant Conciousness" is what AC truly stands for!

  • AntLove 4Ever
    AntLove 4Ever  7 days ago

    Ants are the cutest animals EVER!

  • Sam Hopper
    Sam Hopper  7 days ago +1

    Mikey! When are you doing your Ted Talks?

  • Brady Patterson
    Brady Patterson  7 days ago

    It's funny, yet sad how you mention nature shows not showing nature anymore. Kinda depressing wondering if my future kids will have any enjoyable, yet fun and informative media in the future. But then find little gems like your channel which actually make me excited, knowing it's out there and more interesting and personal than I think any corporate giant could hope for. I think your channel really does inspire aspiring young ant keepers and scientists everywhere!

  • Kursad Elvan
    Kursad Elvan  14 days ago +1

    Dude your videos started to be all clickbaits, and empty talking.

    You don't have to talk trash or give us scientific explanation(some of them are really unnecessary), I was watching you because your videos were like documentary. I think you are out of ideas.

    No hate, I am unsubbing.

  • 愉悦Dr
    愉悦Dr  14 days ago

    6:23 BGM?

  • Tyler Marton
    Tyler Marton  14 days ago

    You have 3 million subs.. I think it is high time to invest in a gimbal so that you can film your ants without shaking all over the place.

  • DrTrayBlox -Roblox
    DrTrayBlox -Roblox  14 days ago

    My dream is to touch other insects i havent touch a ant

  • MrFreerange
    MrFreerange  14 days ago

    Did you see any ants fall when you where there?

  • Hopelessknot
    Hopelessknot  14 days ago

    Soooo what happens during there mating season

  • ifienite technopath
    ifienite technopath  14 days ago

    ur mom

  • RicePudding
    RicePudding  21 days ago

    Bugs life lol

  • Mark Rice
    Mark Rice  21 days ago

    I would put you on par with David Attenborough. Love how detailed your videos are

  • IronNinja 93
    IronNinja 93  21 days ago +1

    Yeah i always dream of those.... But im still 12

  • Lee Davis
    Lee Davis  21 days ago

    I have to ask, specially noting the open windows in your Ant Room.
    You have many species of ants not native to Canada, or the Americas.
    Is the Canadian Government not concerned about Ants escaping and establishing themselves as a invasive species ?
    Here in South Florida, escaped non native pets, Pythons, Monitors, Iguanas, Oscars, Piranhas are causing havoc with our ecosystem.
    Just saying...

  • tripplesix x
    tripplesix x  1 months ago

    Correction we are like ants. They came first.

  • Theresa Lili
    Theresa Lili  1 months ago

    Now, I would love a colony like this one.