Creating an Island for Ants (Paludarium)

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  • Published on:  Saturday, February 3, 2018
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    Our fire ants, black crazy ants, and yellow crazy ants have yet to inhabit a home as cool and epic as this new paludarium. It is an ant island we create in today's episode, called El Dragon Island. After losing our Titans last week, I made sure to create a setup surrounded by a moat of water to keep intruders out.

    There were a few challenges however. We needed to prepare the waters for the living things we were going to place in its turbulent, river waters. We had to biologically stabilize the water before adding our various shrimp and plants. We sought to create an Asian biotope in the waters of El Dragon, and explain more about that in this video.

    Finally, we learn more about our new Polyrhachis ant colony and release them onto our brand new island. You won't believe what we observe them do! It was something not yet documented by science!

    Special thanks to Dave General from University of Philippines Los Banos, providing species identification and info. Special thanks as well to Pet Zone in San Juan, Metro Manila Philippines for the help and useful aquarium equipment.

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  • Patricia Noel
    Patricia Noel  3 days ago

    I need help ants Canada my queen is stuck in some small spider webs #pleasehelpME

  • Truelove
    Truelove  7 days ago

    Ant - Polyrhachis (Cyrtomyrma) sp., Polyrhachis

  • Truelove
    Truelove  7 days ago

    Diamma bicolor blue-ant, found in South Hobart, Tasmania,

  • Truelove
    Truelove  7 days ago

    check these out (beautiful) BLUE-GREEN SPINY ANT - Polyrhachis hookeri

  • Truelove
    Truelove  7 days ago

    WHAT ANT SPECIES IS THIS ONE , missed that previous episode...

  • Aimee Merrell
    Aimee Merrell  7 days ago

    the pee wee shrimp

  • Tady Toes
    Tady Toes  14 days ago

    Been watching the fire-nations videos for a couple weeks now, this is the video that made me subscribe <3

  • Peter Mirtitsch
    Peter Mirtitsch  14 days ago +1

    First time I watched any of your videos today. Brilliant. Even when I had to do other stuff, I had your tab open in the background, and could hear you narrating. You really convey your keenness.

  • Brendan Feng
    Brendan Feng  1 months ago


  • Brendan Feng
    Brendan Feng  1 months ago

    River = the river of doom

  • Brendan Feng
    Brendan Feng  1 months ago

    I hate pharo ants

  • Brendan Feng
    Brendan Feng  1 months ago

    The titans lived for only 1 year?

  • T C
    T C  1 months ago

    The river of black black dragons/water of mist

  • Ninja Cat Draws
    Ninja Cat Draws  1 months ago

    Go find the pheroh ant best and exterminate it

  • Kacy Gilbert
    Kacy Gilbert  1 months ago

    This is so cool!

  • Eric Mol
    Eric Mol  1 months ago +1

    Dragon river

  • optimus prime
    optimus prime  2 months ago

    River life

  • Turtle
    Turtle  2 months ago

    Turtle enjoys watching ants.

  • blue racoon
    blue racoon  2 months ago

    River: dragon fire shrimp: water dragons

  • Davian Ayala
    Davian Ayala  2 months ago

    I love it 😂🤑