My Ants Have 'Facehugger' Mites

  • күнү жарыяланды 22 күн мурун

    AntsCanada

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    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. #CarpenterAnts #Mites #Parasites
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AntsCanada
AntsCanada

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!

21 күн мурун
fori
fori

@ultimagoji yeah

7 күн мурун
Ray_done
Ray_done

Send the mite it can be dangerous and if it is not we might not need the mite

10 күн мурун
jafar alhassani
jafar alhassani

wait or send pics of the mite

10 күн мурун
Julius Cristian
Julius Cristian

@Royal Jesiah Yea, have been watching on flixzone for months myself :D

12 күн мурун
Royal Jesiah
Royal Jesiah

Pro tip : you can watch movies at Flixzone. Been using it for watching all kinds of movies during the lockdown.

12 күн мурун
ShibaUnitedXD
ShibaUnitedXD

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

Күн мурун
Quintin Adams Ortega
Quintin Adams Ortega

I think it is a face eater

Күн мурун
Quartiermeister F
Quartiermeister F

Is the golden empire dead?

2 күн мурун
greytilldie operator admin
greytilldie operator admin

I love

3 күн мурун
Jose Nicolas Sta. Maria
Jose Nicolas Sta. Maria

Facehugger mite can exchange food ?

4 күн мурун
Sage Tashnek
Sage Tashnek

They are more like headcrabs

4 күн мурун
fazetgames 73
fazetgames 73

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

5 күн мурун
Denis ZM
Denis ZM

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!

7 күн мурун
Uriyah Belizario
Uriyah Belizario

poor ants

7 күн мурун
Джозеф Дилео
Джозеф Дилео

Not gonna lie to me they seem more like head crabs

7 күн мурун
Outdoor Boi
Outdoor Boi

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.

7 күн мурун
Roosting Laughter
Roosting Laughter

I recommend that you wait until you see more mites before removing this one.

7 күн мурун
Isak *********** Isak
Isak *********** Isak

Rip probably 80% maybe 90% of the golden empire

7 күн мурун
grace plays
grace plays

Ewwwww

7 күн мурун
Calyps Kun
Calyps Kun

I know you hate ants suffering but I have content Idea : When starting a new colony have its common parasite take over and try to cure them

8 күн мурун
blaster91
blaster91

Just send a ant with a bug. and go out and get to the bottom of this. U can have the ant facetime while he is over there getting researched.

8 күн мурун
CVbrox
CVbrox

Facehunger: i am not an alien Movies: i am an alien!

8 күн мурун
Carlos Verdejo
Carlos Verdejo

What camera you use

9 күн мурун
caboose22320
caboose22320

Ant crickets are kleptoparasites that trick their ant hosts into feeding them. They touch the ants often, capturing the “colony odor” of the ants. ... Within the colony, ants share food by trophallaxis a process where one ant feeds another by regurgitating food near the mouth of another ant -Google

9 күн мурун
Ashton and Landon play Games
Ashton and Landon play Games

A phoretic mite is a beneficial mite towards the carpenter ants

9 күн мурун
Ashton and Landon play Games
Ashton and Landon play Games

A po

9 күн мурун
Ashton and Landon play Games
Ashton and Landon play Games

I think you should send it to dr kaitlyn

9 күн мурун
Carl Carl
Carl Carl

hey guys I caught a queen ant and her male sibling from their nest what do I do should I let them go to continue their flight? pls I need answer

10 күн мурун
Carl Carl
Carl Carl

pls help

10 күн мурун
jashane stone
jashane stone

I like this guy and his ants world... Never thought I'd see 🐜's as adorable.. 😂😂😂

10 күн мурун
Nasi Lilly
Nasi Lilly

I say take the risk because also yo only taking one ant even rtho the queen can reproduce it

10 күн мурун
R4gge
R4gge

Send the ant and the mite together to the doctors, I know it might be detrimental for the colony but a single worker Is a sacrifice the colomy should be able to make in the name of science.

10 күн мурун
Rishi Ramraj
Rishi Ramraj

Did you ever see this really old movie Aliens?

10 күн мурун
melios melios
melios melios

Either way if you need to do something about it you must act now as with the numbers constantly growing eventually any kind of action will be pointless.

10 күн мурун
charmayne Tollefson
charmayne Tollefson

What is the name of your country

11 күн мурун
Sean Wilkinson
Sean Wilkinson

These face huger mites are safe maybe they eat grease oil that make ants gross if they have a lot and mate while they sleep antscanada reply for what you say do you think my info was good or not

11 күн мурун
LeeLee
LeeLee

Skip to 8:30 if you want to know what the problem is. Legit rambles on until then

11 күн мурун
Larry
Larry

Give them guns to defend themselves

11 күн мурун
quintez murry
quintez murry

😭Why don’t they kill it?

12 күн мурун
Bruno Brown
Bruno Brown

Bruno333

12 күн мурун
Denis ZM
Denis ZM

Can we name that mite???

12 күн мурун
Gaming with Seb Snake
Gaming with Seb Snake

Do both I would recommend

12 күн мурун
Urooj Fatima
Urooj Fatima

No removeing one worker ant hurts the colony

12 күн мурун
Urooj Fatima
Urooj Fatima

Atscanada facehugger ants are dangerous for the ants

12 күн мурун
tejashrig
tejashrig

a phoretic mites are arthropods found on carcases and corpases.

12 күн мурун
tejashrig
tejashrig

i think you should not wait -rishan

12 күн мурун
Hiroshi
Hiroshi

I was eating 🤮

13 күн мурун
Aaron Blatter
Aaron Blatter

You've been studying and caring for these ants since their birth. Can you identify the ant with the face hugger to be in any distress or agitation? Also have you noticed more deaths?

13 күн мурун
Michael Jr. E. AGOT
Michael Jr. E. AGOT

A phoretic mite is commenstalistic.

13 күн мурун
Game Strats
Game Strats

Split the ants that have mites away from the colony

13 күн мурун
OLIVER YAP
OLIVER YAP

EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP THIS IS URGENT! I THINK I SAW A MITE ON ONE OF THE DEAD ANT'S LEGS!!!!!!!! And if my eyes aren't deceiving me that further supports that this facehugger mite is a lethal one. Maybe it latches on and pierces the exoskeleton and mooches off the ant. If this is a facehugger mite and if my eyes aren't deceiving me then it means that the mite was eating the dead ant's gaster. When I looked at the ant's gaster it looks like it belongs to a replete and it also looks its filled with food! And just like you said if a replete is on its way to dying then the best survival tactic for the colony is for the replete to empty itself into hungry workers, The queen and the brood. But it doesn't look like it emptied itself of all the food it stored and all of it(if it is a lethal kind of mite)is going to the mite! If my eyes aren't deceiving me this is a good time to PANIC and send that to doctor Kaitlyn now ASAP! I saw it at 4:09 until 4:12 and if you look at the upper right side of the screen you can see a dead ant. Look beside it and on its legs is the mite but strangely its not attached to the head so please anybody who sees this inform Mikey because if Mikey doesn't see this then this new colony will be doomed without anybody except me knowing it. Mikey you need to see this PLEASE! THIS MIGHT BE LETHAL TO THE COLONY!!!!!

13 күн мурун
Jack Yo
Jack Yo

Half Ant : Face huggers :D

14 күн мурун
ValiantVirgo1804
ValiantVirgo1804

tbh that "facehugger" mite more looks like a headcrab than facehugger

14 күн мурун
Elissa xie
Elissa xie

You should not wait it might be too late.

14 күн мурун
Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris

It's a mite that lives with the ants and doesn't harm them.

14 күн мурун
Cynthia Harris
Cynthia Harris

Send the ant and the mite together

14 күн мурун
Ethan Barnett
Ethan Barnett

Great now a alien infestion

14 күн мурун
Mike The Gamer _ Als
Mike The Gamer _ Als

Antscanada 10:33 there is a mite on the quen there in the clip

14 күн мурун
Sean Patrick M. Tan
Sean Patrick M. Tan

Mikey bustos is antscanada

14 күн мурун
Wolf Bane
Wolf Bane

The five nations used to live together in harmony but then everything changed when the mites attacked

14 күн мурун
Rain Sophia Z. Gamboa
Rain Sophia Z. Gamboa

(AntsCanada is Filipino sorry to break it to y'all Check google if u think im lying)

14 күн мурун
Nicky Mejias
Nicky Mejias

So you know that bugs are scared of ants.

15 күн мурун
Muhammad Ilham
Muhammad Ilham

Bang udah banyak ternak semut nya bang

15 күн мурун
Jitse Lombaert
Jitse Lombaert

I think it’s irritating for the ant, but they don’t seem very irritated by it.

15 күн мурун
nick name
nick name

I found a weaver ant nest at my window

15 күн мурун
N0824
N0824

Phoretic mites are likely the most abundant arthropods found on carcases and corpses. They outnumber their scavenger carriers in both number and diversity. Many phoretic mites travel on scavenger insects and are highly specific; they will arrive on a particular species of host and no other.

15 күн мурун
BaTgAmeR
BaTgAmeR

i think you should take the mite off carefully

15 күн мурун
Thomas McGuire
Thomas McGuire

Maybe buy some mite killer or whatever kills those mites and spray it in your backyard without killing the ants so when you transfer the new ants they don’t have it. And make sure the glass is sealed so they don’t get in. I’m Not a expert but maybe try it and do some research hope it helps

15 күн мурун
Autumn
Autumn

Try to get a picture or video of the underside of the might like you suggested in the video

15 күн мурун
Speedrunr
Speedrunr

The mite looks like a spider

15 күн мурун
Ayden Ng HK
Ayden Ng HK

ant

15 күн мурун
Ayden Ng HK
Ayden Ng HK

the ant eats a lot

15 күн мурун
Ruiz Jairo Angelo
Ruiz Jairo Angelo

antscanada you should download pocket ant its fun

15 күн мурун
phantomDX
phantomDX

maybe bring one of them so that if its good then it will be close to help, if its bad then they will find out what it is and kill it?

15 күн мурун
Moster Chife
Moster Chife

GET THE HYPOASPIS MITES

15 күн мурун
Victorian Commander
Victorian Commander

i hate saying this, but its probably better to just kill the ant and dispose of it, or you're whole colony may go down in flames.

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Also, I need help naming the colony of Yellow Meadow ants.

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Please suggest a name for the Yellow Meadow ants in the comments. 🐜

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Dear AntsCanada, After the mite problem is solved, I have an idea. Do you know Yellow Meadow ants are? Well you would make a clip on keeping them or try to keep them. 🐜

15 күн мурун
Tesa James
Tesa James

I think the mite is Stratiolaelaps scimitus (formerly Hypoaspis miles) or soil mite. They are less than 1 mm (1/20 inch) in size, light brown in color. These mites are not parasitic but free-living predatory mites that feed on Nematoda, collembola, all stages of springtails, other mites, and gnat larvae. They disperse rapidly by phoresy (commensalism interaction/traveling between ants via the head). These mites are beneficial to your colony because they eat other mites. These mites are used to stop mite infestation in beehives.

15 күн мурун
Anonymous
Anonymous

If the mites are bad then the colony is probably already dead, as we've already seen that they're hard to get rid of, it would be a good idea to wait just in case they're good

15 күн мурун
Earldastan gaming
Earldastan gaming

OMG FACEHUGGERS HOW IN THE WORLD ARE THEY REAL HOW?!?!?!?

15 күн мурун
Karl Andrew Tapnio
Karl Andrew Tapnio

Hey ants Canada AR you in the Filipins

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Phonetic mites are young "dormant" mites that are just on a hitchhike with an ant.

15 күн мурун
Neijan rafael Bacasno
Neijan rafael Bacasno

But i know lot of bugs and nateture

15 күн мурун
Neijan rafael Bacasno
Neijan rafael Bacasno

Becareful with my riskful suggestion im just 11

15 күн мурун
Neijan rafael Bacasno
Neijan rafael Bacasno

AC I HAVE A IDEA TO REMOVE DOES MITES IF THEY WHERE BEING A TROUBLE ADD A KIND OF MITE THAT EAT OTHER mites but i forgat the name so just search of mite eating mite

15 күн мурун
Mj Cool
Mj Cool

A mite or parasite that is beneficial to ants

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

So, ya I vote the name Ripply would be for the Queen. Remember, Queen Ripply. 🐜

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Also I caught a Yellow Meadow ant colony that I caught and are doing well, plus they've started their move of eggs and colony!

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

Queens name should be Ripply from the Alien series 🐜😀🐜

15 күн мурун
Tristan Rozelle
Tristan Rozelle

The name is an idea brought up by the face hugger mite 🐜

15 күн мурун
Jashmeer S. Shariff
Jashmeer S. Shariff

Hadcreb

15 күн мурун
dragon flye
dragon flye

send in the mite better safe than sorry

15 күн мурун
Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin

mybe put army ants antoepea to defet the invaseve ants

15 күн мурун
Jazlynn Hinkey
Jazlynn Hinkey

I heard that a mite attached to an ants head is a parasitic mite which is bad I think but I'm not to sure still

15 күн мурун
Ben Mattey
Ben Mattey

take one Mite and ship it to the US and if it turns out to be harmful you could brush all the other mites off the ants. but if they are harmless and actualy are good for the ants survival and maybe could even protect them from bad mites you should keep them and try to make more of them

15 күн мурун
KoltLeo
KoltLeo

You should get in touch with other ant keepers for updated info.

15 күн мурун
Decolonize your Life
Decolonize your Life

Send one ant and mite to each of the scientists. I think their knowledge is better for them then losing a few workers and mites.

15 күн мурун
the meme lol
the meme lol

i dont feel so well

15 күн мурун
Peter Mavrakis
Peter Mavrakis

Use formid acid i googled it and i think you should use formic acid to get rid of mites idk

15 күн мурун
UnableSmile The gamer
UnableSmile The gamer

If it is a parasitic mite I say take ALL the parasite infected ant out of the colony and put them in quarantine Away from the queen

15 күн мурун
Kesttang
Kesttang

Ah, the Facehugger Mites Arc. I'm excited!

15 күн мурун
Wesley Mounce
Wesley Mounce

I think you should isolate and take a picture to identify, it doesn't look like it's feeding off of the blood from the ants, and since it's so big compared to the ants, if it was harming them the ants would have good chance to bite and kill the mite on their own.

15 күн мурун
hoffman
hoffman

I think the queen should be named ms. Forthington Also i'm sorry if the ants die but...i think you should keep the mites for a little bit... even though they look like they're up to no good.

15 күн мурун
Top Bojin
Top Bojin

I think you should try to film the mite

15 күн мурун
Anabelle Wagle
Anabelle Wagle

Option 1. I think you should take the ant with the mite out and with tweezers grab the mite off and put the ant back in Option 2. Wait till there’s one or two more then do the same thing as Option 1 Option 3. If any of ur other ants have helpful mites then take one or two and take the facehuger mite and replace with helpful ones These are just my options and what I think u should do

15 күн мурун

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