What Is This Weird Creature I Found on my Ants?

  • күнү жарыяланды 8 күн мурун

    AntsCanada

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    I discovered these giant creatures on the faces of my pet carpenter ants, named the Woodland Warriors, and I had to find out whether these beasts were ant friends or foes. They appeared to be a type of facehugger mite, but I wasn't sure if they were beneficial mites or parasitic mites to the ants. So I isolated a mite and sent macro photos and video to mite biologists to identify. In the end, I couldn't believe what was revealed. I learned so much about acarology (the study of mites) this week! Hope you enjoy this week's episode. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.
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AntsCanada
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AC Family, thank you all for watching! If you enjoyed this episode, hope you could remember to LIKE, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE (hit the BELL and 'SELECT ALL' for Notifications Squad) as it would help a lot! Ant love forever! So QUESTION: What should we do with the mites?

7 күн мурун
Marty G
Marty G

Honestly, I can't believe anyone thinks it's a good idea to leave any of the mites on the ants. If you truly care about the comfort, well being, and, well, happiness of the ants, then you wouldn't want ANYTHING crawling over them that you don't positively know are beneficial to them. Not as bad for them is still bad for them. If someone did this with their pet dog, cat, bird, snake, you would rightfully call them out for animal abuse. Its no different with pet ants.

7 күн мурун
Rick Ashley
Rick Ashley

remove

7 күн мурун
Sir Rias
Sir Rias

I'd say remove them, and if you want to study them, put them in a colony that isn't so small and fragile. Just in case.

7 күн мурун
Leesa cook
Leesa cook

Keep them in

7 күн мурун
Marco Pisciotta
Marco Pisciotta

Keep them!

7 күн мурун
Mai Thianhlun
Mai Thianhlun

I think you should remove the remaning mites

21 мүнөт мурун
Reni Swastika
Reni Swastika

We need to end this >:(

47 мүнөт мурун
พัฒน์นรี สิริวรไพศาล
พัฒน์นรี สิริวรไพศาล

The neck mite

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AP_PU FF
AP_PU FF

New virus outbreak

2 саат мурун
lupin250
lupin250

Keep the mites

7 саат мурун
Phantom Phoenix
Phantom Phoenix

when i watched this video i just imagined the woodland warriors being in some enormous terrarium

7 саат мурун
Kenny Holmes
Kenny Holmes

Agreed; keep them healthy enough to be able to ignore the mites. Continued existence of the mites means more research on them! [EDIT]: Spotted a juvenile mite on the queen as you mentioned them hitching a ride on her. specifically on the right "edge" of the foremost segment of her thorax, during the footage that played when you said "when she was placed into the test tube".

8 саат мурун
PhotoRealisticBeaver
PhotoRealisticBeaver

The mites remind me of the headcrabs from the Half Life games.

10 саат мурун
Lucas Griffin
Lucas Griffin

Yes

10 саат мурун
Nicholas Ashton
Nicholas Ashton

U should remove the remaning mites bc there unknown so u dont what they can do

11 саат мурун
RedCube
RedCube

I'd say isolate the infected but make sure they're fed.

12 саат мурун
Balvant Ryatt
Balvant Ryatt

Love the souls game music in the background

12 саат мурун
Kayden ELORD769 Snowden
Kayden ELORD769 Snowden

Remove

12 саат мурун
Kayden ELORD769 Snowden
Kayden ELORD769 Snowden

Let hope your ants don't die :((((

13 саат мурун
Quack quack
Quack quack

You should put predator mites this method is very ineffective. Since they can comeback

13 саат мурун
travisgames911
travisgames911

I would say keep an eye on them, you have no idea how many AC face-hugger mites (my vote on the name) there are and if they start to spread too fast then they could still pose a danger so I would say if you see more then five AC face-huggers then remove the extras for now until it is confirmed they are a non-threat.

14 саат мурун
Jason Hatt
Jason Hatt

2:43 That's definitely the kind of TV most of us watch this on

15 саат мурун
Titos Pap
Titos Pap

Can't these mites suffocate the ants or smth?

15 саат мурун
Titos Pap
Titos Pap

Those mites are cruel but really interesting

15 саат мурун
WHEREISTHEFIRE !!!
WHEREISTHEFIRE !!!

I actually have to write a paper for school on kleptoparasitism and it completely slipped my mind to check if arachnids practiced this form of parasitism as well. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, now i can look into this further ^_^

15 саат мурун
WHEREISTHEFIRE !!!
WHEREISTHEFIRE !!!

I also think you should keep them, if you hadn't decided yet. So exciting to potentially have found a new species and you said yourself they are not necessarily lethal.

15 саат мурун
Rasberry Pudding
Rasberry Pudding

It really depends on how the colony is doing on food! If they are doing well, then I would keep the mite(s) in there and record their activities to gather more information. If the colony is doing poorly, then it may be best to remove the mite(s).

16 саат мурун
Camdyn MacDonald
Camdyn MacDonald

Where is your post?

17 саат мурун
Wolf Recorder
Wolf Recorder

Remember when he had only 100k subscriber?

17 саат мурун
ThePrufessa
ThePrufessa

So like ummm where's today's video?!?!

17 саат мурун
Bison
Bison

Has your new video up yet I haven't seen it yet

17 саат мурун
ToddyMcHotty
ToddyMcHotty

Even if it kills the ants if we can learn more about these mites and learn to help for the future of ants

18 саат мурун
Dre Crossfield
Dre Crossfield

Praying for Mikey ❤️

19 саат мурун
JustCallMe Z
JustCallMe Z

Can you please look into and spread awareness about the corruption in Colombia. The government is killing their people for protesting. And is now preventing access to Wi-Fi and cellular service

19 саат мурун
Angus Mortimer ( Student )
Angus Mortimer ( Student )

If the mites are not attached why don't the ants help each other pull them off? Also formic acid and mandibles can remove mites why don't they? whats the ants benefit to keeping them?

21 саат мурун
Kwong Fai Yau
Kwong Fai Yau

I have some ant problems. Should I make them my pets? But i can find their queen, Antscanada should i keep the btw they are black crazy ants .

21 саат мурун
Jayasree
Jayasree

Bow.

19 саат мурун
King_ Lazy
King_ Lazy

Can u put a baby frog with the spider?

21 саат мурун
Kwong Fai Yau
Kwong Fai Yau

hi

21 саат мурун
miguel mallari
miguel mallari

Torture them. Take off every single leg they have and make them explode after it or inject a lethal poison that kills something slowly and painful

21 саат мурун
IT ME HOLMES
IT ME HOLMES

Separate from they eyes turn them inside out burn their whole bodies

19 саат мурун
Jayasree
Jayasree

...that's a little too hard to do

19 саат мурун
laksjbf
laksjbf

How many commercials are you going to put in your videos. It’s getting a little out of hand.

21 саат мурун
deacan gould
deacan gould

Yo post your video

21 саат мурун
Leonardo Randjelovic
Leonardo Randjelovic

are u making more videos

22 саат мурун
Varexon Harexon
Varexon Harexon

i think we should remove it

22 саат мурун
IT ME HOLMES
IT ME HOLMES

@Varexon Harexon typo

22 саат мурун
Varexon Harexon
Varexon Harexon

It could kill the hole cilony

22 саат мурун
metalmilitia89
metalmilitia89

One video a week and can't even upload it on time.

22 саат мурун
Varexon Harexon
Varexon Harexon

maybe its a hybrid a spite

22 саат мурун
Brett Lanigan
Brett Lanigan

Me wondering where the new video is

22 саат мурун
Jungle Click Motorsports
Jungle Click Motorsports

They not what you think and how they get their... That are ticks..

22 саат мурун
RandomMugen
RandomMugen

To be honest You should really just get rid of those mites. It's still pretty risky. Doubts can end up being regrets Antscanada. They could be friendly but that's all theory until studied. Still some interesting creatures though.

23 саат мурун
Jungle Click Motorsports
Jungle Click Motorsports

It looks like a tic

23 саат мурун
Billy VYomoto
Billy VYomoto

I think you should remove the mites for sure.

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Rosy -
Rosy -

Pls feed the ants More

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Take Five
Take Five

14:29 is that a uh baby mite on the queens shoulder there?

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The Rat
The Rat

14:29 looks like there is a small tny mite on the Queen's body too. So hitvhhiking on the Queen during the nuptial flight looks like a possibility.

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Spritebug
Spritebug

I think keeping the mite population down is a good plan! I personally wouldn’t want to kill all of a new species

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Earth
Earth

Hi Mikey

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Lucas_Johnson
Lucas_Johnson

Maybe The Ant Colony Just Die Because maybe You didn't feed them??

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The Rymples
The Rymples

Google: Yeah finding a new species is about the chance of winning the lottery. AntsCanada: I'm about to end this bois whole career.

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Enzo
Enzo

My mind: Ze healing its not rewarding... Ze hurting, it is rewarding...

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Cain Acosta
Cain Acosta

I feel as if “The Vomit Thief” would be a wonderful name for such a creature!!😃

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Burrito Uzumaki
Burrito Uzumaki

9:30 epic flex

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J.M ARMY Kim
J.M ARMY Kim

1:9 Win iPhone 12 PRO 🔽 youtu.be/49mwt6s95aY 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1620439567

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Tiffany Millea
Tiffany Millea

I say wait to see what type of mites until we hear back. I think it would be cool to study them if it was a new kind. It would could help future studies.

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Joe Duncan
Joe Duncan

My question is would the ants have to work harder to feed themselves?

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fidoramavision
fidoramavision

I discovered your channel and site accidentally, and as a beekeeper find it all quite fascinating. I have an acreage that I would consider quite infested with all kinds of ants.. and after watching several of your videos its given me a whole lot more appreciation and respect for these creatures. I'm not sure if I would care to have colonies of my own, but its definitely aroused my interest. I never realized how much bees and ants have in common. I would personally still try to remove the mites and separate them from the colony as I would be afraid of some disease they may transfer to your ants. As varroa mites do to bee's. And personally I find them creepy.. But hey that's just my perspective. Good luck either way! And keep the vids coming! I appreciate what you're doing

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John Pope
John Pope

What is on the ants leg at 11:43?

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Ballistic Tv
Ballistic Tv

You should go in and remove the last remaining mites

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John Mahoney the phone collector
John Mahoney the phone collector

It looks like a tic off a cat 🤨

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brianher67
brianher67

You know... These mites looks like vampire like. Maybe they are biting/eating the neck to suck blood or something els or maybe bite and leave some poison to kill the ants from the inside out?

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Roblox Guy
Roblox Guy

Btw i have a question how can the mites get in the tubes

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Roblox Guy
Roblox Guy

I recommend you to take out the mites before it confirms because you never know if the mites actually a blood sucking mites because if you just keep it and it turns out to be blood sucking mites im worried about the queen

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Xx_BlueB0ba_xX
Xx_BlueB0ba_xX

A mite?

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Caeden Mitchell
Caeden Mitchell

Take it off of the Queen and if more start dying take it off of all of them and so I look for a sea facing am I

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krzysztof _2008
krzysztof _2008

Water bear

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ivan6139
ivan6139

The amount of ads in this video is too much

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Kashi
Kashi

I used to find queens all the time but never had a container, so now i always carry a test tube with me just in case

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The ship hunter /godzillagamer157
The ship hunter /godzillagamer157

Anybody remember the OG ant colonies the fire nation dead but the first OG the black knights the second OG is alive and thw third OG the yellow crazy ants i forgot the colony name but their alive and dead and also dead too their colony is complicated

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Jonas Kalėda
Jonas Kalėda

Marv ;D

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Armaan Jansen
Armaan Jansen

I like how we literally just made two new discoveries within like 2 months. Keep up the great work, AC. :)

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B Rose
B Rose

I think they could be called Robber mites, or Chin-Clinger mites, because they rob the food through trophalaxis, and they cling on to their chin.

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MissT3_ viLLe
MissT3_ viLLe

I'm soo late to watching this video I'm so mad at myself! Lol I hated ants and well most insects my whole life but after finding this channel I dont hate ants anymore and other insects I wouldn't keep them like our good friend antscanada here but I enjoy this so much this is my relaxing channel to watch. Thanks for showing me the beauty of the insect world!

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Temuka XD
Temuka XD

AC facehugger sounds cool

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eric hall
eric hall

Hey do you think you’ll ever get a colony of bullet ants that would be pretty cool

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Gojira10
Gojira10

AntsCanada should play empires of the undergrowth

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Antsane Boy
Antsane Boy

For a common name, I would call them thief mites. For A scientific name(including genus) I would call them Microfurem ACfamillius. Microfurem means Micro Thief in Latin.

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Joe
Joe

Remove it

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kelly koh
kelly koh

dont keep them

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Darren Hardebeck
Darren Hardebeck

Name them HuggyMcFaceHugger Mites. (Look up BoatyMcBoatface)

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Antsane Boy
Antsane Boy

AntsCanada, I think I see blood sucking mite on an ant! The time stamp is 8:24 and it is in the center.

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Ivahn Cos
Ivahn Cos

Suggestion video:every ant colony that ant canada have

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Username
Username

Leave the mites and try to remove a few of them after they grow in numbers I like seeing them there :)

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Dream
Dream

Why were there red strings that seem to be coming from the mite at 10:56 of the video?

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Dream
Dream

I'm not the real Dream,by the way.

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Rohan Clarence Fabro
Rohan Clarence Fabro

I would name in AC Klepto-mite

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Pingu Duh Duck
Pingu Duh Duck

Idk

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SamuelTheGamer
SamuelTheGamer

Hello po idol pa notice😃

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Alpha Shadow
Alpha Shadow

I do this for nostalgia , Is that weird?

2 күн мурун
ArtzyAUs S⃠t⃠u⃠d⃠i⃠o⃠
ArtzyAUs S⃠t⃠u⃠d⃠i⃠o⃠

Maybe take it of the queen if it goes on her because- the children need it more

2 күн мурун
TenTailedFoxLOL
TenTailedFoxLOL

12:07 jOjOoOOoOoOoOoOooOoOoOoOoOo

2 күн мурун
Kaixin Gaming
Kaixin Gaming

and take them back if they are not harmless

2 күн мурун
Kaixin Gaming
Kaixin Gaming

i say we take the mites and send them to kaitlin and ron for full research

2 күн мурун
Zayazu Family
Zayazu Family

Hi AntsCanada: I think u should remove the mites do to the ants starvation

2 күн мурун
Ron Alvarado
Ron Alvarado

lets call the mites face huggy mite

2 күн мурун
wiLLiam
wiLLiam

name it Ovomitus acfamilius

2 күн мурун
Ahmed Taha AlNady
Ahmed Taha AlNady

mity morphen power ranger :)

2 күн мурун
Lord Oinkers
Lord Oinkers

i mite want to name it ac klepto-mite (pun included)

2 күн мурун
Iwa inamura
Iwa inamura

Keep it leave it there

2 күн мурун

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