Starting a New Ant Colony | Birth of the Carpenter Ants
Birth of the CARPENTER ANTS: After the beautiful rise to glory of my fire ant colony, the Phoenix Empire, I sought out a brand new starting carpenter ant colony to begin a new story of ant wonder. In this episode we meet our young carpenter ant queen and her brood, and have a look at all the unique jobs already taking place within the colony's test tube setup. The footage captured in this video is truly cute, eye-opening, and magical all at once. Hope you enjoy the humble beginnings of an ant colony, as we welcome them to our growing Antiverse. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution. #CarpenterAnts​ #QueenAnt​ #AntColony
Get Ant Collecting Gear here:
Hidden Video:
Join the Great AC SENATE to get access to new perks/voting powers on this channel:
Click here to SUBSCRIBE:
Directed/Written by AntsCanada
Executive Producer RJ Garcia
DOP/Editing by Heinrich Domingo
Special thanks to nature photographer and biologist Alex Wild for allowing his photos to be used in our videos. Check out his amazing nature photography and order some prints:
If you're new to the channel, catch up on your "AntsCanada Lore" with this playlist of the complete history of the ants of this channel:
Visit us at
CLOSE CAPTIONING "CC" available for this video. Please feel free to contribute to translating/CCing this video into another language: itmores.info_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCONd1SNf3_QqjzjCVsURNuA
A brand new video is uploaded on this channel every Saturday at 8AM EST (with frequent bonus videos) so be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the channel to catch every ant video we release! Thank you for the support.
Get our new AC Hybrid Nest 2.0 ant farm or
'All You Need' Hybrid 2.0 Gear Pack (complete kit):

▶▶▶We've got new Ant T-shirts! Check them out here:
▶▶▶Got a question about ants or AntsCanada? Visit our website FAQ:
▶▶▶Want an ant farm? Check out our ant shop. We ship worldwide:
▶▶▶Need to buy an ant colony for your ant farm, or do you have ant colonies to sell/give away? Find out more about our GAN Project:
Join us at the new AntsCanada Ant Forum:
▶AntsCanada Official Website
▶Like us on
▶Follow us on
▶Follow us on
Email us at for any questions or inquiries.
About We believe ants are the most amazing creatures on the planet, and every new discovery about their micro world gives us some profound insights into the world around us and ourselves. Bringing the ant farm and love of ant keeping to a whole new level, we are dedicated to show the world the joys of keeping big and healthy pet ant colonies. Shipping worldwide since 2009, we are innovators of ant keeping products for ant lovers and museums alike.

  • AntsCanada

    The next episode is here: 🐜🐜🐜 Go vote for their official name now! Ant love forever!

    • Cecilee Ashby
      Cecilee Ashby

      Hey I’ve been watching a lot of your videos and I’m thinking of starting my own ant farm you inspired me I’m gonna need one of your many aunt farms please

    • Bowinkle

      Remember this episode?

    • M k
      M k

      I am soo happy I have be soooo lost

    • Bradley Godbee
      Bradley Godbee

      The white death is lame

    • Bowinkle

      I just noticed the white thing on one of their heads from your recent post :/

  • BRS Productions
    BRS Productions

    Don't buy from the antscanada shop it's a rip off

  • Slany pirate
    Slany pirate

    Queen name: goldilocks

  • Henrila de Brum
    Henrila de Brum


  • Cecilee Ashby
    Cecilee Ashby

    I love your videos it’s me Carson I’m your biggest fan

  • bean zug
    bean zug


  • Raju Chattri
    Raju Chattri

    I know what you should name your carpenter ants capenters

  • Raju Chattri
    Raju Chattri

    Omg how do you get that much ants

  • Ram the Stick animator
    Ram the Stick animator

    What are those cotton like thing? Are does cotton or what? And btw i have an idea of the name of your Carpenter ant colony, i call it the "HEAVENLY WOODS", since they are the friendliest ant in the world and they live on a wood.

  • Cai Er Liu
    Cai Er Liu

    NAME: The legendaries

  • Angelo fred Endencio
    Angelo fred Endencio

    Can i have some ant house

  • Delores Terblanche
    Delores Terblanche

    Lave qwen

  • Cato Eich
    Cato Eich

    What should I do if I can’t find any queens

  • jaydon brenneman
    jaydon brenneman

    This brings back memories

  • Angeline Kierana
    Angeline Kierana

    The lengends

  • DMTrious

    Name her Karen Anne

  • nicole b
    nicole b

    🐜🐜🐜I want to know what type of chamber do you recommend for a new person like me or also called a noob and keeping because I’m just starting and I just wanna know ahead of time what type of trainer do you recommend for regular black ants like Ballack ants I mean I’m not sure and I want to make sure I keep the best care of them so please tell me thank you🐜🐜🐜

  • piconico

    I was an ant keepers back then when i was in college. Due to changes in hobbies and lifestyle, i quitted ant keeping. Today, this video rejuvenate my ant keeping hobby again by ALOT. Carpenter Ants are my very first species i kept. I just can't wait to catch queen ants again. Thank you for this special video. I'm from Singapore btw.

  • EagleLord117

    I’m a little sad we didn’t get to see the birth of the nanitics and the first majors

  • Mango plays
    Mango plays

    I recently caught a young wild camponotus Castaneus colony. This morning I caught them killing one of their workers do you know why or have any theories?

  • Imperial Blade
    Imperial Blade

    they should be the snappers because they snapped the termites necks as soon as they were born

  • M k
    M k

    I love ants!!!!!!!!!

  • 9utmsٴٴ

    U should name them the Shooting Stars

  • Fnaf or Stickman Gaming
    Fnaf or Stickman Gaming

    A replete stores food for ants

  • Angelus Jhael Mendoza
    Angelus Jhael Mendoza

    Hi micky bostos

  • Bradley Godbee
    Bradley Godbee

    The white death

  • Br.J

    Queen: Josephine

  • ComicGD

    Imagine they all got out

  • Cameron Voituk
    Cameron Voituk

    Debbie Fly

  • maliqe10

    I only know fire ant size and man they are big

  • Trace Antonacci
    Trace Antonacci



    Snake 🐍

  • Samuel Wolosky
    Samuel Wolosky

    The carp-ANT-ers

  • Tomaz The Famaz
    Tomaz The Famaz

    Name: The Gold Mine I don’t really have a name for the queen but pleas pick the coloni name

  • Jo-Ann Geerman
    Jo-Ann Geerman

    How did he not see the face huggers in this video? I just came back from newer videos and I definitely see them... 😬 I sure hope they are not bad mites.

  • Navtej Goraya
    Navtej Goraya

    Name the colony "the woodland guardians" and the queen "galadriel"


    I saw a littel bug watch out

  • Legit Gamer
    Legit Gamer

    A replete is basically a food storage for other ants, so when the rest of the ants are hungry they get feed by the repletes once the repletes are full

  • Harry Welch
    Harry Welch

    Holdup. In the middle of this video I opened a new tab to search for nuptial flights in the UK, and the results literally said to search AntsCanada.

  • Nick Andrew
    Nick Andrew

    wooden empire

  • Triston Sieunarine
    Triston Sieunarine

    The lumberjacks is a good one

  • r rb
    r rb

    Name the quine carpet quine

  • Sarah M
    Sarah M

    I'm in new jersey and recently started to like watching ant videos. I really want to start my own colony and have watched a bunch of videos on starting a new colony, catching queens, taking care of them, etc. However I can't seem to figure out where to find a queen ant; i've been looking on the sidewalk and my driveway but can't find any queens, is there anywhere else i should look? also I'm pretty sure the most common species where i'm from is carpenter ants and like you said in the video, they're starting their nuptial flights around now.

  • Revelation's Awesome Skits and Gaming
    Revelation's Awesome Skits and Gaming

    In Canada can you lower your price I really want a fine I've been looking for a creative forever that I didn't find one can you give me a Queenit


    Why are the workers yellow?

  • Kimberly Lewis
    Kimberly Lewis

    A replete is an ant that stores food in it's social stomach to feed the rest of the ants

  • Kyle Ziggy
    Kyle Ziggy

    "Oh, there's totally plenty of space!" Ants start eating their way out...

  • Michael Lewis
    Michael Lewis

    10:27 yo can see an ant with the mysterious mite on it. Oh no! You can also see it at 11:52 and 12:59.

  • Martin Cvetelinov
    Martin Cvetelinov

    Im gonna miss the phoenix empire.

  • Ahmed Alwash
    Ahmed Alwash

    Let's hope it grows some more

  • Tyler Norrie
    Tyler Norrie


  • Akira Osorio
    Akira Osorio

    Ants name: The nature kings: quuen name: The woodquuen: Ant colony: The nature kingdom

  • Tavian Dozier
    Tavian Dozier

    Do you know where to get western black carpenter ants from?? 🤔

  • Christopher Emman C. Cruz
    Christopher Emman C. Cruz

    The Smart Ones Name Lady Fortnite That was a joke don't bother Queen Name

  • Lolithe lolipop
    Lolithe lolipop

    im eating and im at the p00p part TmT

  • putri anggraeni
    putri anggraeni

    Colony name: White Woodland Ants Queen name: Queen Golden White Wood Soldiers or workers Name: WhiteBone Ant

  • Jonathan ,Joseph, Jotaro, Josuke, Giorno, Jolyne
    Jonathan ,Joseph, Jotaro, Josuke, Giorno, Jolyne

    I love ants. It feels like I'm watching all of humanity in a nutshell. Except I choose weather they live or die😈😈😈😈 So what if I get bullied irl i have power here. *sniff*

  • Mary Wilson
    Mary Wilson

    what happens when an ant dies in there tho? how do the get rid of it, eat it?

  • Van khelev Badio
    Van khelev Badio

    i for gut da ant Quin to grab deam

  • Barry Saxton
    Barry Saxton

    The Wood Colony

  • Avish 1
    Avish 1

    I stop watching for a few years and he has over 4 millions subs,a new house only for ants,he discovers a new ant species,he is moving from city to jungle and now I still don't know if he's asian or where he lives and how he actually records all this stuff and what mic he uses to get such good sounds

  • Sithmin Kodikara
    Sithmin Kodikara

    Im here thanks to Eckosoldier

  • Stacie G Smith Gause
    Stacie G Smith Gause

    good job ime so fasanaded

  • Stacie G Smith Gause
    Stacie G Smith Gause

    love it

  • Lindsay Ziercke
    Lindsay Ziercke

    A ant that Tends to the eggs

  • Lindsay Ziercke
    Lindsay Ziercke

    The honeybees

  • Taku

    10:27 DAFUQ this ant got on her head? O.o

  • Vidar Holtet
    Vidar Holtet

    The Lumberjackas!

  • Anna Hinly
    Anna Hinly

    Do a collab with exotics liar

  • Teresa Rosario
    Teresa Rosario

    just got a camponuatotus colony sand farm red carpenters


    The golden warriors

  • Stuff I upload _
    Stuff I upload _

    This series will help me since, I am starting a Florida Carpenter ant colony.

  • Running Buffalo
    Running Buffalo

    Tree cutters

  • Victor Hendres
    Victor Hendres

    Name :gold eater, because heve this color it is so cool,ader name cool he be tree goold ,somefing whit gold

  • Jayden Snowden
    Jayden Snowden

    I've got a name suggestion for the queen "Kerrigan". The name I'm suggesting is from Starcraft II and "Kerrigan" is the Queen of Blades (Queen of the Zerg Race). The second you said "Brood" it popped into my mind. Just thought it'd be a cool name.


    What's in other half test tube...?

  • Rajendra Patel
    Rajendra Patel


  • Kai Burtenshaw
    Kai Burtenshaw

    Press 🐜 to pay respect

  • Flying Dutchman
    Flying Dutchman

    You should name them "The United Antdom", and the queen "Her Majesty" because ants with their queen and colony ideology fit really well with a UK/England theme. If not, then as someone else commented, name them the Legionnaires because the Romans were famously good architects.

  • Swee York Kyu
    Swee York Kyu

    South east Asia?

  • Jeiko Islanan
    Jeiko Islanan

    Suggested name of mine Queen: Euphoria Colony: The Builders

  • Luke Gray
    Luke Gray

    Human babies have a meconium poop when they’re born too. Sometimes babies even pass that first poop while they’re still in the birthing chamber and they come out covered in it.

  • Animal Channel
    Animal Channel

    Wooooooow! Ants

  • Gacha God
    Gacha God

    Name bog bears, I already have a final home suggestion, a swamp with small trees open at the top and big enough to fit two test tubes standing on top of each other

  • Willow Lambert
    Willow Lambert

    I've always had such a passion to keep ants, but i haven't found a queen ant💔

  • Jahquain Forbes
    Jahquain Forbes


  • Agnieszka Klupsch
    Agnieszka Klupsch

    3:22 BRO MITES

  • Isaiah Caleb German
    Isaiah Caleb German

    i think i stepped on my son


    Name The legionnaiers

  • MrMycelium

    Its been a while since I've seen this channel. Glad to be back 🙂

  • Alex Hayden
    Alex Hayden

    What is the thing attached under the neck of the ant at 10:26?

  • Heather Chase
    Heather Chase

    Human babies actually do the meconium poop thing. They don't poo while in utero, instead it comes out as a tarry black poo the first day or so of life. Parents in the gallery know the diaper change in talking about. It's actually very dangerous for babies to poo in the fluid before birth because it can cause many breathing problems

  • seark Winter
    seark Winter

    can you make a messer barbarus cololny pls

  • Fearless Pigs
    Fearless Pigs

    Man can you stop with the sirens and "We've made a BREAKTHROUGH and discovery!!!" I get that it's interesting and fun to discover new things but this seems to be click-baiting your subscribers into watching your videos till the end for more watch time and ads. If anyone disagrees with me, I am open to feedback.

  • Corbenius Maximus
    Corbenius Maximus

    i love ants

  • Cody Stack
    Cody Stack

    Super carpenters

  • Ondrej Petrík
    Ondrej Petrík

    Do every ant species has all five stages of life - egg, larva, cocon, pupa, adult?

  • Timo Brandt
    Timo Brandt

    Call the queen roy (rick and morty)

  • Nightblood Fire
    Nightblood Fire


  • Jillian Peters
    Jillian Peters

    The wood ants

Il prossimo