My Ants Have 'Facehugger' Mites

17 kwi 2021
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My ants have 'Facehugger' mites: The future was looking hopeful for my new young ant colony of carpenter ants, named the Woodland Warriors, which had lots of young and a healthy-looking queen ant laying eggs. However, all that changed when I spotted a huge mite on the underside of the workers' heads. I wasn't sure what to make of it, and tried to assess whether the scary-looking had a symbiotic relationship with the ants. I consulted some mite experts and learned a few things about them over this past week. Hope you enjoy this week's episode. Ant love forever! This video was shot in 4K Ultra HD resolution. #CarpenterAnts #Mites #Parasites
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  • Greetings, Ant Lovers/AC Family! I can't believe 'Facehuggers' actually exist outside sci-fi movies and in the microworld of ants! Hope you guys remember to hit LIKE, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE (hit the BELL and select ALL for Notifications Squad) if you enjoyed this video. After hearing all the info I share in this video, please do let me know what you guys think we should do. I'm very worried for our Woodland Warriors. Thank you so much, guys! I know we can deal with this mite situation together. Ant love forever!

    AntsCanadaAntsCanada24 dni temu
    • @ultimagoji yeah

      forifori10 dni temu
    • Send the mite it can be dangerous and if it is not we might not need the mite

      Ray_doneRay_done13 dni temu
    • wait or send pics of the mite

      Ali ChahineAli Chahine13 dni temu
    • @Royal Jesiah Yea, have been watching on flixzone for months myself :D

      Julius CristianJulius Cristian15 dni temu
    • Pro tip : you can watch movies at Flixzone. Been using it for watching all kinds of movies during the lockdown.

      Royal JesiahRoyal Jesiah15 dni temu
  • Ants doesn't have a blood

    Jonalyn SalirunganJonalyn Salirungan2 godzin temu
  • A pharetic nite is a harmless mite and beneficial

    Frosty RobloxFrosty Roblox6 godzin temu
  • Looks friendly but not sure cuz u said its been moving from ant to ant so maybe it’s just a cleaner mite

    Jianwen JiangJianwen Jiang16 godzin temu
  • ohhhh nooooo hhahahahhahahahaha thats so funny Pkmnbody hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha

    Jennyvi CerameJennyvi CerameDzień temu
  • Bring the entire colony to a new container and put a few ants into the old one as well as the ant with the mite so they can still communicate then see if one dies then if so remove the mite and send it to them

    Jamie BaileyJamie BaileyDzień temu
  • use the helpful mites from rhino beetles

    MAX CRUMPMAX CRUMPDzień temu
  • I think you can introduce hypoastic mites

    Shuqin ZhangShuqin Zhang2 dni temu
  • My suggestion is to try to take the mite off so it cannot multiply

    ShibaUnitedXDShibaUnitedXD4 dni temu
  • I think it is a face eater

    Quintin Adams OrtegaQuintin Adams Ortega4 dni temu
  • Is the golden empire dead?

    Quartiermeister FQuartiermeister F5 dni temu
  • I love

    greytilldie operator admingreytilldie operator admin6 dni temu
  • Facehugger mite can exchange food ?

    Jose Nicolas Sta. MariaJose Nicolas Sta. Maria7 dni temu
  • They are more like headcrabs

    Sage TashnekSage Tashnek7 dni temu
  • Ants are fine but seeing that mite on the ant made me also have a pit in my stomach

    fazetgames 73fazetgames 738 dni temu
  • are u really worry about collect a few mites and harm the colony?? hahaha come on dude! we know u like antes, but this is insane!

    Denis ZMDenis ZM10 dni temu
  • poor ants

    Uriyah BelizarioUriyah Belizario10 dni temu
  • Not gonna lie to me they seem more like head crabs

    Джозеф ДилеоДжозеф Дилео10 dni temu
  • uhhhhg that first shot was so gross dude. i had to remind myself that the mite is smaller than a grain of rice and its not going to harm me. seeing the little mite legs stretched over the ants face was veryy uncanny and disturbing.

    Outdoor BoiOutdoor Boi10 dni temu
  • I recommend that you wait until you see more mites before removing this one.

    Roosting LaughterRoosting Laughter10 dni temu
  • Rip probably 80% maybe 90% of the golden empire

    Isak *********** IsakIsak *********** Isak10 dni temu
  • Ewwwww

    grace playsgrace plays10 dni temu
  • I know you hate ants suffering but I have content Idea : When starting a new colony have its common parasite take over and try to cure them

    Calyps KunCalyps Kun11 dni temu
  • Just send a ant with a bug. and go out and get to the bottom of this. U can have the ant facetime while he is over there getting researched.

    blaster91blaster9111 dni temu
  • Facehunger: i am not an alien Movies: i am an alien!

    CVbroxCVbrox11 dni temu
  • What camera you use

    Carlos VerdejoCarlos Verdejo12 dni temu
  • Ant crickets are kleptoparasites that trick their ant hosts into feeding them. They touch the ants often, capturing the “colony odor” of the ants. ... Within the colony, ants share food by trophallaxis a process where one ant feeds another by regurgitating food near the mouth of another ant -Google

    caboose22320caboose2232012 dni temu
  • A phoretic mite is a beneficial mite towards the carpenter ants

    Ashton and Landon play GamesAshton and Landon play Games12 dni temu
  • A po

    Ashton and Landon play GamesAshton and Landon play Games12 dni temu
  • I think you should send it to dr kaitlyn

    Ashton and Landon play GamesAshton and Landon play Games12 dni temu
  • hey guys I caught a queen ant and her male sibling from their nest what do I do should I let them go to continue their flight? pls I need answer

    Carl CarlCarl Carl13 dni temu
    • pls help

      Carl CarlCarl Carl13 dni temu
  • I like this guy and his ants world... Never thought I'd see 🐜's as adorable.. 😂😂😂

    jashane stonejashane stone13 dni temu
  • I say take the risk because also yo only taking one ant even rtho the queen can reproduce it

    Nasi LillyNasi Lilly13 dni temu
  • Send the ant and the mite together to the doctors, I know it might be detrimental for the colony but a single worker Is a sacrifice the colomy should be able to make in the name of science.

    R4ggeR4gge13 dni temu
  • Did you ever see this really old movie Aliens?

    Rishi RamrajRishi Ramraj13 dni temu
  • Either way if you need to do something about it you must act now as with the numbers constantly growing eventually any kind of action will be pointless.

    melios meliosmelios melios13 dni temu
  • What is the name of your country

    charmayne Tollefsoncharmayne Tollefson14 dni temu
  • These face huger mites are safe maybe they eat grease oil that make ants gross if they have a lot and mate while they sleep antscanada reply for what you say do you think my info was good or not

    Sean WilkinsonSean Wilkinson14 dni temu
  • Skip to 8:30 if you want to know what the problem is. Legit rambles on until then

    LeeLeeLeeLee14 dni temu
  • Give them guns to defend themselves

    LarryLarry14 dni temu
  • 😭Why don’t they kill it?

    quintez murryquintez murry15 dni temu
  • Bruno333

    Bruno BrownBruno Brown15 dni temu
  • Can we name that mite???

    Denis ZMDenis ZM15 dni temu
  • Do both I would recommend

    Gaming with Seb SnakeGaming with Seb Snake15 dni temu
  • No removeing one worker ant hurts the colony

    Urooj FatimaUrooj Fatima15 dni temu
  • Atscanada facehugger ants are dangerous for the ants

    Urooj FatimaUrooj Fatima15 dni temu
  • a phoretic mites are arthropods found on carcases and corpases.

    tejashrigtejashrig15 dni temu
  • i think you should not wait -rishan

    tejashrigtejashrig15 dni temu
  • I was eating 🤮

    HiroshiHiroshi16 dni temu
  • You've been studying and caring for these ants since their birth. Can you identify the ant with the face hugger to be in any distress or agitation? Also have you noticed more deaths?

    Aaron BlatterAaron Blatter16 dni temu
  • A phoretic mite is commenstalistic.

    Michael Jr. E. AGOTMichael Jr. E. AGOT16 dni temu
  • Split the ants that have mites away from the colony

    Game StratsGame Strats16 dni temu
  • EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP THIS IS URGENT! I THINK I SAW A MITE ON ONE OF THE DEAD ANT'S LEGS!!!!!!!! And if my eyes aren't deceiving me that further supports that this facehugger mite is a lethal one. Maybe it latches on and pierces the exoskeleton and mooches off the ant. If this is a facehugger mite and if my eyes aren't deceiving me then it means that the mite was eating the dead ant's gaster. When I looked at the ant's gaster it looks like it belongs to a replete and it also looks its filled with food! And just like you said if a replete is on its way to dying then the best survival tactic for the colony is for the replete to empty itself into hungry workers, The queen and the brood. But it doesn't look like it emptied itself of all the food it stored and all of it(if it is a lethal kind of mite)is going to the mite! If my eyes aren't deceiving me this is a good time to PANIC and send that to doctor Kaitlyn now ASAP! I saw it at 4:09 until 4:12 and if you look at the upper right side of the screen you can see a dead ant. Look beside it and on its legs is the mite but strangely its not attached to the head so please anybody who sees this inform Mikey because if Mikey doesn't see this then this new colony will be doomed without anybody except me knowing it. Mikey you need to see this PLEASE! THIS MIGHT BE LETHAL TO THE COLONY!!!!!

    OLIVER YAPOLIVER YAP16 dni temu
  • Half Ant : Face huggers :D

    Jack YoJack Yo17 dni temu
  • tbh that "facehugger" mite more looks like a headcrab than facehugger

    ValiantVirgo1804ValiantVirgo180417 dni temu
  • You should not wait it might be too late.

    Elissa xieElissa xie17 dni temu
  • It's a mite that lives with the ants and doesn't harm them.

    Cynthia HarrisCynthia Harris17 dni temu
  • Send the ant and the mite together

    Cynthia HarrisCynthia Harris17 dni temu
  • Great now a alien infestion

    Ethan BarnettEthan Barnett17 dni temu
  • Antscanada 10:33 there is a mite on the quen there in the clip

    Mike The Gamer _ AlsMike The Gamer _ Als17 dni temu
  • Mikey bustos is antscanada

    Sean Patrick M. TanSean Patrick M. Tan17 dni temu
  • The five nations used to live together in harmony but then everything changed when the mites attacked

    Wolf BaneWolf Bane17 dni temu
  • (AntsCanada is Filipino sorry to break it to y'all Check google if u think im lying)

    Rain Sophia Z. GamboaRain Sophia Z. Gamboa17 dni temu
  • So you know that bugs are scared of ants.

    Nicky MejiasNicky Mejias18 dni temu
  • Bang udah banyak ternak semut nya bang

    Muhammad IlhamMuhammad Ilham18 dni temu
  • I think it’s irritating for the ant, but they don’t seem very irritated by it.

    Jitse LombaertJitse Lombaert18 dni temu
  • I found a weaver ant nest at my window

    nick namenick name18 dni temu
  • Phoretic mites are likely the most abundant arthropods found on carcases and corpses. They outnumber their scavenger carriers in both number and diversity. Many phoretic mites travel on scavenger insects and are highly specific; they will arrive on a particular species of host and no other.

    N0824N082418 dni temu
  • i think you should take the mite off carefully

    BaTgAmeRBaTgAmeR18 dni temu
  • Maybe buy some mite killer or whatever kills those mites and spray it in your backyard without killing the ants so when you transfer the new ants they don’t have it. And make sure the glass is sealed so they don’t get in. I’m Not a expert but maybe try it and do some research hope it helps

    Thomas McGuireThomas McGuire18 dni temu
  • Try to get a picture or video of the underside of the might like you suggested in the video

    AutumnAutumn18 dni temu
  • The mite looks like a spider

    SpeedrunrSpeedrunr18 dni temu
  • ant

    Ayden Ng HKAyden Ng HK18 dni temu
  • the ant eats a lot

    Ayden Ng HKAyden Ng HK18 dni temu
  • antscanada you should download pocket ant its fun

    Ruiz Jairo AngeloRuiz Jairo Angelo18 dni temu
  • maybe bring one of them so that if its good then it will be close to help, if its bad then they will find out what it is and kill it?

    phantomDXphantomDX18 dni temu
  • GET THE HYPOASPIS MITES

    Moster ChifeMoster Chife18 dni temu
  • i hate saying this, but its probably better to just kill the ant and dispose of it, or you're whole colony may go down in flames.

    Victorian CommanderVictorian Commander18 dni temu
  • Also, I need help naming the colony of Yellow Meadow ants.

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
    • Please suggest a name for the Yellow Meadow ants in the comments. 🐜

      Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • Dear AntsCanada, After the mite problem is solved, I have an idea. Do you know Yellow Meadow ants are? Well you would make a clip on keeping them or try to keep them. 🐜

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • I think the mite is Stratiolaelaps scimitus (formerly Hypoaspis miles) or soil mite. They are less than 1 mm (1/20 inch) in size, light brown in color. These mites are not parasitic but free-living predatory mites that feed on Nematoda, collembola, all stages of springtails, other mites, and gnat larvae. They disperse rapidly by phoresy (commensalism interaction/traveling between ants via the head). These mites are beneficial to your colony because they eat other mites. These mites are used to stop mite infestation in beehives.

    Tesa JamesTesa James18 dni temu
  • If the mites are bad then the colony is probably already dead, as we've already seen that they're hard to get rid of, it would be a good idea to wait just in case they're good

    AnonymousAnonymous18 dni temu
  • OMG FACEHUGGERS HOW IN THE WORLD ARE THEY REAL HOW?!?!?!?

    Earldastan gamingEarldastan gaming18 dni temu
  • Hey ants Canada AR you in the Filipins

    Karl Andrew TapnioKarl Andrew Tapnio18 dni temu
  • Phonetic mites are young "dormant" mites that are just on a hitchhike with an ant.

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • But i know lot of bugs and nateture

    Neijan rafael BacasnoNeijan rafael Bacasno18 dni temu
  • Becareful with my riskful suggestion im just 11

    Neijan rafael BacasnoNeijan rafael Bacasno18 dni temu
  • AC I HAVE A IDEA TO REMOVE DOES MITES IF THEY WHERE BEING A TROUBLE ADD A KIND OF MITE THAT EAT OTHER mites but i forgat the name so just search of mite eating mite

    Neijan rafael BacasnoNeijan rafael Bacasno18 dni temu
  • A mite or parasite that is beneficial to ants

    Mj CoolMj Cool18 dni temu
  • So, ya I vote the name Ripply would be for the Queen. Remember, Queen Ripply. 🐜

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • Also I caught a Yellow Meadow ant colony that I caught and are doing well, plus they've started their move of eggs and colony!

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • Queens name should be Ripply from the Alien series 🐜😀🐜

    Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
    • The name is an idea brought up by the face hugger mite 🐜

      Tristan RozelleTristan Rozelle18 dni temu
  • Hadcreb

    Jashmeer S. ShariffJashmeer S. Shariff18 dni temu
  • send in the mite better safe than sorry

    dragon flyedragon flye18 dni temu
  • mybe put army ants antoepea to defet the invaseve ants

    Jeff MartinJeff Martin18 dni temu
  • I heard that a mite attached to an ants head is a parasitic mite which is bad I think but I'm not to sure still

    Jazlynn HinkeyJazlynn Hinkey18 dni temu
  • take one Mite and ship it to the US and if it turns out to be harmful you could brush all the other mites off the ants. but if they are harmless and actualy are good for the ants survival and maybe could even protect them from bad mites you should keep them and try to make more of them

    Ben MatteyBen Mattey18 dni temu
  • You should get in touch with other ant keepers for updated info.

    KoltLeoKoltLeo18 dni temu
  • Send one ant and mite to each of the scientists. I think their knowledge is better for them then losing a few workers and mites.

    Decolonize your LifeDecolonize your Life18 dni temu
  • i dont feel so well

    the meme lolthe meme lol18 dni temu
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