Discovering & Naming A New Species of Ant in My Yard

20 Feb 2021
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Imagine discovering a new ant species and being able to give it a scientific name. That dream just got a little bit closer to becoming a reality this week. In this episode, we return to #Antopia, my backyard, where I happened to discover a peculiar new ant that I hadn't yet seen. Upon research, I was shocked to discover that we may have stumbled upon a novel ant discovery! Hope you enjoy this week's episode! Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution.
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  • AC Family, thank you for watching. So guys, what scientific name would you give to this ant? Let's make history! Remember to LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to be part of the family! Ant love forever!

    AntsCanadaAntsCanadaVor 7 Tage
    • mikey Colondus ant or for short mikey ant if for long the philippiness Sharpono carteno Parnito

      Liza ArguelLiza ArguelVor 6 Tage
    • However you name it, please make sure the latin is grammatically correct

      Claudius AugustusClaudius AugustusVor 6 Tage
    • How do u order in your site pls can u do a clip

      FELIXFELIXVor 6 Tage
    • I've already seen this ant like 1 or 2 months ago so it isn't new to me

      darragh stop motion 2.0darragh stop motion 2.0Vor 6 Tage
    • Rexico tarki

      Menno LammeMenno LammeVor 6 Tage
  • Rezolet

    Darkus OmegaLeonidasDarkus OmegaLeonidasVor 3 Minuten
  • I think this must be a spliced version of those two species interbreeding with each other and formed this new ant group

    mr. alternatermr. alternaterVor 34 Minuten
  • 9:45 : ac is telling she is gorgeous Me :- it is all the music bro I realised that that music somehow made me look at her like gorgeous this guy knows how to influence human mind My mind :- he is a rare human who devoted his life for animals and mainly ants what most people hate ! Me:- finally Both are me thinking in different ways

    mr. alternatermr. alternaterVor 42 Minuten
  • Hello do you have any queen black ants at your shop

    oguzhan meredovoguzhan meredovVor Stunde
  • Please name it "Hairy Ant" or "Cont Ant" PLEASEEEE

    Night mareNight mareVor Stunde
    • And maybe name it "Hairy Heart Ant"

      Night mareNight mareVor Stunde
  • You could name the speices Anatus Candus or Anatus Canidus or Milegon Busfosion

    Apex WolvenApex WolvenVor Stunde
  • Here's a name fore the ant Anada

    Aalishaa HaqueAalishaa HaqueVor Stunde
  • I loooooooove ants and hope you discovered a new species!

    HansJürschn 1337HansJürschn 1337Vor Stunde
  • He and his ants deserve the house and more,. You can here the sincerity and passion and omotion in his voice, and how articulate he is while narrating the channel which is a window into the passion in his life amd I wish there where more. People like him passionate on other wildlife, the world could be better a better place

    Philip EmmonsPhilip EmmonsVor 2 Stunden

    Roger ZhouRoger ZhouVor 2 Stunden
  • Why do your vids even have dislikes

    toocan camtoocan camVor 3 Stunden
  • It looks to me like the "horns" on the thorax are different than those found on the muranusplus bicolor. The one you have found has two rear facing while the muranusplus has on on each corner. I could be entirely wrong about that being species marker, but hey, it's what I noticed.

    jaguarsky55jaguarsky55Vor 3 Stunden
  • Wow maganda the ants are so beautiful

    Jaret Conrad b patanguiJaret Conrad b patanguiVor 3 Stunden
  • and we have red fier ants to i sleped on one of there and hills i was in so mych pain

    Valarie StewartValarie StewartVor 3 Stunden
  • we have them hear in ontario

    Valarie StewartValarie StewartVor 3 Stunden
  • The Ant King

    TheBoneDemonTheBoneDemonVor 3 Stunden

    Simply Dog LogicalSimply Dog LogicalVor 5 Stunden
  • Name it ummmm Judith lol no name it wolf ant or sckepic ant

    The dotThe dotVor 5 Stunden
  • The maroon fury! For the name

    HKwolf GamerHKwolf GamerVor 5 Stunden
  • POV: you’re here after Ant #555

    Amarr DadeAmarr DadeVor 5 Stunden
  • If only humans were like ants, because they’d have a good reason to hate a different species or race.

    Aidan KylerAidan KylerVor 5 Stunden
  • 4:48

    Gabriel's FilmsGabriel's FilmsVor 5 Stunden
  • Antiscanadis Valentinis!

    Gray 101Gray 101Vor 6 Stunden
  • My favorite Part of the New Ant is its spikes. I also love is heart butt

    Weird and unusualWeird and unusualVor 6 Stunden
  • Call them "The Heavys" like from TF2

    NijahPlaysNijahPlaysVor 6 Stunden
  • Canand

    scott the wolfscott the wolfVor 6 Stunden
  • *never* ask the internet to name *anything*

    Nicholas JordanNicholas JordanVor 6 Stunden
  • No hate but does this video make your skin crawl

    Vince SmithVince SmithVor 6 Stunden
  • I think it’s amazing including your fallowing with something so huge as a possible new species ❤️

    C PC PVor 6 Stunden
    • What

      RobloxSquad PlayzRobloxSquad PlayzVor 6 Stunden
  • The sentinels for the wild marauder ants

  • im in sotie amarica it suks with fire ants

    Nancy RyanNancy RyanVor 6 Stunden
  • What is your best native ants?

    Flareon Playz25Flareon Playz25Vor 7 Stunden
  • I think we should call them cutie ants

    Pikachu fan 54Pikachu fan 54Vor 7 Stunden
  • Name it cherisus bc of its cherry shaped tail

    Default VibezDefault VibezVor 7 Stunden
  • I had, but I think it wasn't a species and more of a genetic mutation. Because what type of ant would want to be sky blue on a sunny and clear day? And if anything I only saw it once.

    Tøxic_Phøenix _WølfTøxic_Phøenix _WølfVor 7 Stunden
  • since I can't post my name for the scientific name of the ant in Ant's comment, I'll do it here; Bobbertus Maximus

    Simeon LiuSimeon LiuVor 7 Stunden
  • evolution

    Reaper UltragodReaper UltragodVor 7 Stunden
  • A good name is the Titans for their huge sizes

  • Isn’t this already discovered this ant is called meranoplus bicolor

    Hello_im_AbeHello_im_AbeVor 7 Stunden
    • No lol

      Fat justin yFat justin yVor 2 Stunden
    • Yes lol

      Ants SydneyAnts SydneyVor 6 Stunden
  • Spiked Ants way

    Jay KangJay KangVor 7 Stunden
  • The collosals (muruarader ants)

    black maskblack maskVor 7 Stunden
  • i noticed looking at them from behind, the metasoma whith the spikes looks like an ant head from the front whith it’s mandibles ready to bite!? this may be be a defence

    chu Harrychu HarryVor 8 Stunden
  • this man really likes ants

    ML GamingML GamingVor 8 Stunden
  • yooo, I found some of these homies in my backyard

    Ethn MzEthn MzVor 8 Stunden
  • When I first heard him call us the AC family a few months a go I thought we were called the Aircon family

    Amber CharizzeAmber CharizzeVor 8 Stunden
  • The marauder ants should be called the mutants

    Eyeforwar 0012Eyeforwar 0012Vor 8 Stunden
  • How about Jaden cuz it can be a boys name and a girls and cuz I think it’s cute

    Katie SatieKatie SatieVor 8 Stunden
  • Name suggestions for the colony:Odin's Raiders

    Assassin DekuAssassin DekuVor 8 Stunden
  • Maybe call the marauder ants, The Colossus'?

    LukoGamingLukoGamingVor 9 Stunden
  • Far and wide . . . . Clan

    Kay MilesKay MilesVor 9 Stunden
  • Titen jr

    Jessie GodseyJessie GodseyVor 9 Stunden
  • What’s your name

    Kay MilesKay MilesVor 9 Stunden
  • Name them the big bois

    Andres’s Random thingsAndres’s Random thingsVor 9 Stunden
  • Wow amazing

    Darth RevanDarth RevanVor 9 Stunden
  • Miradas titanous

    Natalya KalachikNatalya KalachikVor 9 Stunden
  • I think there was no need to collect it as he had some very detailed video footage of the ant in close up and different angles.

    SpacecaseJLPSpacecaseJLPVor 10 Stunden
  • 7:50 what if you named them The Cinderblocks? It'd mean a lot to me if you chose this

    The armature musicianThe armature musicianVor 10 Stunden
  • yooo new ant just dropped

    InfernoSlayerInfernoSlayerVor 10 Stunden
  • dosers

    Gen of GamesGen of GamesVor 10 Stunden
  • yes

    YEET YEETYEET YEETVor 10 Stunden
  • Me when I see ants: boring and want to crawl into your shoes This guy when he sees ants: Carrying giant prey and bringing them above mount everest

    Mark Van CampMark Van CampVor 10 Stunden
  • Name it hairy boi ant or hair ball ant or hairback ant maybe..?

    nikola playsnikola playsVor 11 Stunden

  • Wow a new ant 😳

    Eunson ChonEunson ChonVor 11 Stunden
  • This is how the quimera arc started

    Diego HernandezDiego HernandezVor 11 Stunden
  • for the marauder ants maybe call them rogue company

  • The first ant of the new type of ant be like after antscanada gives him food A blessing from the lord's

    GcubePlayer 8GcubePlayer 8Vor 11 Stunden
  • Name it pleeese

    cavren wolf brotherscavren wolf brothersVor 11 Stunden
  • Damn ww3 be looking intense

    GcubePlayer 8GcubePlayer 8Vor 11 Stunden
  • And the name is antafoisis

    cavren wolf brotherscavren wolf brothersVor 11 Stunden
  • Me sayed to the ant:hey know you. Todays video:they have a new ant and sub extra: i subed :.)

    cavren wolf brotherscavren wolf brothersVor 11 Stunden
  • Big bit ant

    papyruspapyrusVor 12 Stunden
  • Let's call it Subscribe to antscanada

    GcubePlayer 8GcubePlayer 8Vor 12 Stunden
  • During a recess at my school we found a fire ant hill, and some kids poked it with with a stick... And the ants went in their shoes...... and uhh...

    AmbianceAmbianceVor 12 Stunden
    • are they still alive?

      RoxsauceRoxsauceVor 3 Stunden
  • I used to hate ants and even be scared of them but now i love ants

    MoofieMoofieVor 12 Stunden
  • I’m pretty sure the ants see you as a god now

    L.A.B ProductionsL.A.B ProductionsVor 12 Stunden
  • I like Ants but like my hairs twitched spot after this

    Keri ArellanoKeri ArellanoVor 12 Stunden
  • The gladiators

    Dustin RedelmanDustin RedelmanVor 12 Stunden
  • 0 0 O

    weird dudeweird dudeVor 12 Stunden
  • Thumbnail: LETS NAME IT *yeah only name the abdomen*

    Audrina GreenAudrina GreenVor 12 Stunden
  • Spider ant

    Web The spiderWeb The spiderVor 12 Stunden
  • Ant name: Heart or Valentines day ant

    Damien CollettiDamien CollettiVor 13 Stunden
  • The giants

    nubsster Aynubsster AyVor 13 Stunden
  • Dummythiccus

    Mike BergmansMike BergmansVor 13 Stunden
  • This is a certified ant moment

    YUMYUMVor 13 Stunden
  • You should call it the Cupid’s arrow ant! I think that would be a really cute name :) also it’s so cool you’ve discovered this ant, their beauty can finally be recognised!

    Gracie RoseGracie RoseVor 14 Stunden
  • I can't belive he went from termites To discovering a new species of ant

    Aaron slaughterAaron slaughterVor 14 Stunden
  • so what your saying is clickbait?

    the walrus U.Sthe walrus U.SVor 14 Stunden
    • Nope lol

      Fat justin yFat justin yVor 2 Stunden
  • Humans seeing a new type of ant: OMG a new type of ant Ants who see people in different clothes and faces or skin tone:wow so many different species

    Cheze BurgerzCheze BurgerzVor 14 Stunden
    • Makos patatos: he loves be a fat boi His queen angry about this

      Fat justin yFat justin yVor 2 Stunden
    • _lmao_

      ThatOneNoob 504ThatOneNoob 504Vor 9 Stunden
  • Well the scientific name dosent need specification, but i was thinking the name "hairy devil ant"

    no vid channelno vid channelVor 15 Stunden
  • Love your enthusiasm and your humility. Congrats and keep going because if anyone deserves to discover a novel species it's you.

    Vanessa CrabtreeVanessa CrabtreeVor 15 Stunden

    Titanium BoaTitanium BoaVor 15 Stunden
  • next thing we know the ants will be collecting humans to create a king like they did in Hunter x Hunter

    Just_aWeird0Just_aWeird0Vor 15 Stunden
  • 8:50 damn those are some smart ants

    Samantha WeberSamantha WeberVor 15 Stunden
  • macgrubers

    darklitdarklitVor 15 Stunden
  • Ant: is missing a tooth unlike the other ones Scientists: ah yes, heteroleptanformectatomartialsedis

    Andres ArenasAndres ArenasVor 15 Stunden
    • Your profile picture gave me some good memories

      TheBoneDemonTheBoneDemonVor 3 Stunden
    • @Boeing AH-64E Apache Helicopter jokes one you my only skill I have is reading long words without messing up

      just Pomelojust PomeloVor 4 Stunden
    • Everyone has mis read this one comment, I can guarantee

      Boeing AH-64E Apache HelicopterBoeing AH-64E Apache HelicopterVor 10 Stunden
  • Looks like some meranoplus bicolor to me, girl do ur study better

    Gary geGary geVor 16 Stunden
  • I think no one deserves to discover an ant with fricking thorns in its back more than you

    Boldizsár FeketeBoldizsár FeketeVor 16 Stunden
  • Fire ants aren’t native???? How long have they been in Texas? I thought there were native I’ve been seeing fire ants all my life???

    MissAveryGMissAveryGVor 16 Stunden