Time Lapse – Ants Drinking Honey

Greetings, AC fam! Welcome to the AntsCanada Ant Channel. Now, a lot of you guys have mentioned to me and posted comments saying that watching the ants is really relaxing, and watching them do things is so satisfying. And so, I wanted to create this video of ants just drinking drops of honey. So sit back, relax and watch these Black Crazy Ants consume their favorite food. honey. And for those of you that missed the commentary, i’ll be popping in here and there. Enjoy! And just like that, they finished their first drop of honey. pretty cool, right? These ants really have a sweet tooth. Ready to see some more? Time to add another. Slightly larger drop this time. Look at them just piling over that drop of honey! They really love their sweets. Ants really need their sweets because it gives them very useful energy, which helps power them, because they work really hard around the clock. The worker ants gorge themselves with liquid food. You can see their distended gasters, full like a balloon full of honey. They fill their social stomach which is kind of like an internal lunchbox and what they do is they go back to the nest and engage in a sort of kissing action and transfer the food from mouth to mouth from their social stomachs and this is how food is passed to all members of the colony all done and in case you were wondering if you’re new to this channel these ants are black crazy ants known asparatrechina longicornis they’re called black crazy ants because of their erratic movements but this video’s time-lapsed this is their real speed but don’t be fooled these ends can have super hyper drive with sudden bursts of speed this is them in the constant if you guys would prefer to see an on time lapse version of this video feel free to click this I card here but meanwhile so that you guys can see more of the action in a shorter time period let’s go back to the time lapse for those of you that are new to this channel and haven’t seen our latest video we’re getting our subscribers RAC family to help decide on a name for this colony so feel free to click this icon whenever you’re ready to cast your vote on a pool of the top 20 name suggestions for this colony we’d really appreciate your phone and input and now back to feeding this ant colony more drops of honey check this out guys one drop two drops three and four drops and a fifth longer drop i’m using a new camera to film these ends and one thing i noticed while filming this video which I hadn’t seen before was that these ends actually have hairs on their gaster this new macro lens allows us to see those hairs on the guests are initially it looked like these ants were perfectly smooth i love how up close we can get to these ads but this new equipment look at that huge mass and entanglement of legs they’re really doing their best to fit in all available spaces just to drink this honey all done they’re so fast i find answers to be some of the most efficient creatures on the entire planet these drops of honey which are tiny to us will go a long way for this ant colony and the workers are very thorough look at them thoroughly licking the surface of the rock just to make sure they got all remaining honey so what did you guys think was that relaxing or what satisfying well that’s not all because I got something coming up that I think you’ll really like I’ve added some food coloring to these drops of honey now this is where it really gets cool watch as the colored honey fills up their guests errs and forever please subscribe if you liked this video thank you remember how earlier I said that ends transfer food for mouth-to-mouth in a kissing action here it is it’s known as truffle axis other insects do this to like bees and termites it’s a great way for you social insects to distribute the food around you can clearly see the food coloring now in their casters you can also see which ants are coming back for seconds after having fed on our non-coloured honey drops so a little bit of background info on these hands these black crazy ends have managed to invade a lot of countries there are pan tropical species which means they’re found in almost all tropical countries their colonies grow very fast and they eat a lot of food it’s unknown where these ants originated from but my mama colleges friend dr. James trigger says there are suspicions that these ants originated in India the colonies are known as politicians which means they have multiple Queens each of them playing many many eggs as pets they’re pretty docile and are harmless to humans i personally love them i mean how can you not the cute they are check out this and here pumping food out of her social stomach and into the social stomach of her fellow sister worker she’s almost done just a little bit more to go all done now to visit the remaining drop of honey for a reason can you believe how efficiently these and finish those drops of honey pretty fast right it’s amazing to think that this happens in the world of ants every single day and if it’s not a drop of honey it’s either nectar from a flower some fruit other sweet plant exits honeydew from plant insects or even a little bit of your leftover soda whatever the case i just find it pretty cool to be able to see them up close like this just doing their thing there you have it guys and eating drops of honey so what did you guys think was that satisfying let me know in the comments section if you like these types of videos hope you guys enjoyed this video be sure to subscribe if you haven’t yet because we’ve got tons more videos about ants coming up and they do I see a few ants that look like they’re drunk and passed out it’s kind of strange see them and now they’re getting up you scared me for a bit maybe they got stuck in the drops of honey answer really are funded anyways as I was saying thanks so much for watching this video and stay tuned for our next video and live forever guys bye-bye alright guys time for the AC question of the week last week we asked what is the name of the gorilla that lost his life after being shot at a zoo on made the 28 of this year congratulations to Isaac Schultz who correctly answered harambee Isaac you want an AC and shirk weeks before it debuts at our shop and for this week’s question of the week we asked what is the name of the process in which and transfer foods one another from mouth to mouth in the kissing action leave the answer in the comments section and you could win a fifty dollar gift card from our shop thanks guys so much for watching another episode of the antenna and channel please subscribe to our videos if you liked what you saw and also don’t forget to check out our cool and playlists on this channel and visit and canada.com for more and goodies and for information on and keeping we’ve taught thousands of people all over the world how to keep ends and we hope to make your and keeping experience memorable and satisfying until next time acfm and don’t forget to hit that Bell icon beside the subscribe button thank you


  1. Do you think that if an ant drank some red honey and later got blue honey that it would have a purple color?

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  3. You could probably write a message with honey and then just have ants swarm it. Viola! Live ant letters :))

  4. I've learned over time what not to do about pests one of the things is to not set out poison. Pests can be manipulated into going elsewhere you just have to look up their favorite foods or favorite things to do once you have that knowledge you can actually attract them away from your home easily. Leaving food out is not a good idea but enticing them with honey and things like honey sugar water drops helps get them out of your house and into the natural environment. Ever since becoming more aware of tiny creatures I've tried not to step on them. All life is precious.

  5. Is there a podcast? I don’t have time to watch the therapeutic ants but I could definitely listen to this guy talk about ant behavior while I clean.

  6. What if ants had crushes…….
    Female Ant: Hey Chad…..you're looking a little husky today.. Wanna share your honey?

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  8. I love how more ants try desperately and in vain to get to the honey when there are already a good 30 ants already on it!

  9. My seven-year-old daughter loved this video amongst every other one of your videos. y
    You really can't do any wrong as your editing and presentation are spot-on.

  10. My wife and I recently started watching your videos. I love the idea of having my own ant colony but, I'd rather leave it there experts.
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  13. I fed a colony of black ants some sour dummies they ate it so slow i time lapsed it thinking it would say what future would happen πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ find the dif face πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

  14. Anyone else want to go drop honey water around there back yard for the wild ants.
    I DO! Actually, I WILL! 🍯🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜

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