Monday, 20 March 2017

The Ant Channel

quote [ AntsCanada is an organization promoting the pet ant keeping hobby, myrmecology, ecology, and habitat conservation. Its aim is to make pet ant keeping simple and enjoyable and thereby promote ant awareness and inspire conservation. ]

I have been fascinated with this channel for over a month. The other videos are well worth watching.

You can find their website and stuff to keep your own ants here at Ants Canada.

(Yes, I once did a post all about wasps and bees. You can still find that here.)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 laz0r]
[by eidolon@7:34pmGMT]

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lilmookieesquire said @ 7:57pm GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
Ant compilation

Reveal

Why ants, as super organisms, are so damn smart and how human society is, in its own way, eusocial.

If you are going to stop by my profile, you might as well learn something, right? Here are some awesome ant related links:
(No, I'm not an ant scientist or anything. It's just a lovely example that people, as a whole, are smart- but ants are quite successful (perhaps more so) as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eusociality
What is "eusocial"?

http://engineering.stanford.edu/news/stanford-biologist-computer-scientist-discover-anternet
The "Ant-ernet"

http://www.newser.com/story/21413/cheating-corruption-rampant-in-ant-society.html
Cheating and corruption: Ants do it too!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/14/ants-invade-houston-eat-c_n_101785.html
Ants that would love silicon valley

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7998931.stm
All female ant clones.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/05/photogalleries/zombie-ants/index.html
Zombie ants!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5272094.stm
Mecha Ants using jaws to fly/jump

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=RuopJYLBvrI&feature=related
cordyceps fungi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozkBd2p2piU
massive abandoned any colony

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A042J0IDQK4&feature=fvw
ants create lifeboat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOe5Lmyyxiw&feature=related
crab killed and eaten alive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXaaTQztoI0&NR=1
Army ants scavenging

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxvSTA7ParU&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=1EEF95DA895F980B
ants attack termites during spawning

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vVUh-194vU&feature=related
Electricity and insects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGIZ-zUvotM
11 hour ritual of manhood. Gloves infested with bullet ants "30 times worse than a bee sting"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraponera_clavata
bullet ant wiki (info about bullet ant venom)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29kErsFdC5w
the largest ant in the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3Mt2E1M6dU&feature=related
ants eating a gecko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtRNBHM3DR0&feature=related
ants digging a tunnel at x900 speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKl8Luuotw
about ant communication (bored old guy f'n with ants minds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3sHuK3iGE
Black and vs Red ant battle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPgHbt0ODr4&feature=related
Adam and the Ants (Stand and Deliver)

added:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99227&page=1
'Dracula Ants' May Be Evolutionary Link

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99227&page=1
Ants Tricked Into Raising Butterflies
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99228&page=1
Ant Colonies Offer Network Solutions

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=97645&page=1
Smells, Gases Keep Order in Ant Colonies

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Traffic/story?id=503180&page=1
Traffic Lessons From Army Ants

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/FutureTech/story?id=99600&page=1
Untraceable File Sharing Inspired by Ants

Even more added

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CAjWaZx2Ks&feature=related
How Ants Comunicate With Each Other

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcAUa6e3x0s&feature=related
Ant keep domesticated bugs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lFzDQkOcYU&feature=related
ant queen (looks like Aliens)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwCkfH5KRmU&feature=related
Ant using medicine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmml8Q9ORI8&feature=related
Why ants are successful

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7957834.stm
Super Organisms

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7818692.stm
reproductive policing

http://myrmecos.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/whats-a-supercolony/
What is a super colony (site recommended from BBC)

http://illustrationrevealed.wordpress.com/2008/05/22/interview-walter-tschinkel/
Ant colony artwork

http://www.mnh.si.edu/ants/index.html
Caste system of ants (awesome photo gallery)

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/07/a-brief-history/
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/07/a-brief-histo-1/
Super Organism theory (parts one and two)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superorganism
aka wiki

eidolon said @ 8:07pm GMT on 20th Mar [Score:1 Good]
It looks like you were banking these for a super post! It's still worth its own post, in my opinion. The reason I limited focus to this one channel is because it already contains so many species and hours of content that I did not feel a need to aggregate more.
lilmookieesquire said[3] @ 8:55pm GMT on 20th Mar
I've made variations of this post on old, and probably new SE. I'm a huge ant fan! (As long as the fuckers aren't in my house. Those are my god damned crumbs! All of them.)

You're just adding to my collection. Please post away. I'm only a trump-post-predator)

Also, I was watching the ants Canada YouTube channel a couple days ago. Nice guy but if he says "ACfriends" one more time I'm going to feed him to his own colony.
lilmookieesquire said[1] @ 8:58pm GMT on 20th Mar
No no it was AC Family. That's even worse.

(But the channel is solidly good)

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