True Facts: Army Ant Riders

Where to buy the Army Ants Book:
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Philipp Hönle for the phone call and for introducing me
to Eciton army ants and to their wonderful associates. Also
for allowing me the use of fantastic footage.

Daniel Kronauer for the chat and use of the amazing images from his new book! (link above) - the image in the thumbnail is also his!

Dr. Christoph von Beeren for all of the amazing
research on ant mimics, and ant hangers-on. Also
thank you for the use of your images of Nymphister k.

Kaitlin “Ant Girl” Baudier -
For the fantastic footage of the bivouac, the scorpion and the
raid front! So much amazing research and footage.

Matthew Lutz -
For the wonderful footage of bridge building as well as other
beautiful shots of the ants doing their thing!

Ernesto Carman -
For the use of the creepy swarm raid footage!

Primates Peru - Field Projects International

For all of the incredible footage of the ant death spiral! Donate to the Future Black Scientists Fund:

Andrew Core et al. for images from:
A New Threat to Honey Bees,
the Parasitic Phorid Fly Apocephalus borealis

Thank you to all of my Patreon patrons for the
patience, support and feedback


Additional footage used under
license from:
Envato Elements


  1. Lallie Hayes

    Lallie Hayes11 soat oldin

    I could watch Ze videos forever.

  2. Jenna Leigh's Beauty Slam

    Jenna Leigh's Beauty Slam21 soat oldin

    Came for the interesting animal content. Stayed for the laugh out loud commentary. "I do not have Freudian lips- you made a typo!" "Don't do drugs........often." SUBBED

  3. Femaiden

    Femaiden22 soat oldin

    can we appreciate that when he tells us a group of army ants is called a "Raid", he doesn't use that as an excuse to segue into a sponsored ad read? . . . . . from a sponsor that didn't exist when this video was made. .

  4. Brillenträger sind Die besseren pimmels

    Brillenträger sind Die besseren pimmels2 kun oldin

    Ants are the biggest simps

  5. Kohl B.

    Kohl B.2 kun oldin

    You could totally remake your old videos with more information and not even have to actually create "new" content for a while. The people would watch and appreciate. Its like if Comedy Central purchased the rights to Nova from OETA. Genuine smiles and genuine curiosity fulfillment. What you have here is something special friend. A potential hobby-turned-Hulu-original of a series. The word 'bebe' has this overwhelming potential to make women laugh, the way you say it. I've watched all of your 10 minute videos in one day. I'll savor the rest during smoke breaks. I just wanted whoever to know I was so impressed by this, I sincerely believe in and hope this show gains more traction and recommendations. Who the fuck is into ants? Doesn't matter. The videos are so well-done I can only hope the video is 10-15+ (plus) [just in case it looks like a typo] The thumbnail could be black. I'd click just as eagerly. Bravo.

  6. George Odembo

    George Odembo2 kun oldin

    I can’t believe BTS has their own species of ants

  7. Jerrett Evans

    Jerrett Evans2 kun oldin


  8. vladibalan

    vladibalan3 kun oldin

    Jerry's lips where used for that... ostrich video. I can't erase that image from my mind.

  9. John Ford

    John Ford3 kun oldin

    A thermal camera recording that bivouac would be interesting to observe.

  10. WhatInTheDeepestShadeOfFeck

    WhatInTheDeepestShadeOfFeck3 kun oldin

    This is the only guy that could take over from David Attenborough as far as I'm concerned

  11. Justice Goff

    Justice Goff3 kun oldin

    I'm terrified of ants but why are they so cool

  12. youxkio

    youxkio3 kun oldin

    David Attenborough ... eat your hat!!!

  13. S. J.

    S. J.4 kun oldin

    Wait until you guys find out what "Face Hugger Mites" are. 🤯👀😮😱 🐜💓🐜💓🐜💓🐜💓🐜💓🐜💓

  14. S. J.

    S. J.4 kun oldin

    Please check out the awesome Ant channel- AntsCanada here on UZnick!

  15. Compatriot

    Compatriot4 kun oldin

    Ant: what are you doing? Who are you? Rider: That does not matter for he who controls the spice, controls the universe!

  16. Porp 27

    Porp 274 kun oldin

    Reject humanity Return to *A N T*

  17. Wolf Aja

    Wolf Aja4 kun oldin

    Where is this at?!! Australia? Nah I’m just going to napalm the damn ant hill because that’s too much.

  18. Barry Schalkwijk

    Barry Schalkwijk5 kun oldin

    All ants in any large enough quantities are terrifying.

  19. meep

    meep5 kun oldin

    7:13 craked me up

  20. vca avc

    vca avc5 kun oldin

    Dont Do drugs ... often xD

  21. 怒りKATO

    怒りKATO5 kun oldin

    flame thrower now

  22. jak lynch

    jak lynch5 kun oldin

    don't do drugs... often.

  23. Ben Thomason

    Ben Thomason5 kun oldin

    If you mute the video and listen to this song while it plays, it takes on a COMPLETELY different tone!:

  24. Chaddington Bear

    Chaddington Bear5 kun oldin

    These typos from Jerry are becoming my favorite parts of the series.

  25. Breanna Mueller

    Breanna Mueller5 kun oldin

    I could fall asleep listening to you talk about the craziest shyt....and it'd be cool😏

  26. ツScizzorS

    ツScizzorS6 kun oldin

    A. S I N G L E. O R G A S M 4:08

  27. PvtMartin78

    PvtMartin786 kun oldin

    4:00 So is swarm front where the army ants post about how they are the superior ant race?

  28. Merce

    Merce6 kun oldin

    "Can almost be seen as a single Orgasm, sorry Organism" Oh god can't stop laughing🤣🤣

  29. Matthew Sheehan

    Matthew Sheehan6 kun oldin

    Is this the guy that did the cocain spider

  30. ManuelPinner

    ManuelPinner6 kun oldin

    I like You Documentary,

  31. CJ Tibbits

    CJ Tibbits7 kun oldin

    😂 awesome narration and blew my mind!!

  32. VolTitanDev

    VolTitanDev7 kun oldin

    Nature's Zerg rush

  33. Wat?

    Wat?7 kun oldin

    His pfp look like lazarbeam

  34. GetGood

    GetGood7 kun oldin


  35. DeAnthony Washington

    DeAnthony Washington7 kun oldin

    A video passed about ants on the shorts and my mind was like I want to look up Ants and this video passed 👏👏


    GWENDOLYN BOI7 kun oldin

    *army ants see scorpion* mmmm MMMM ITS DINNER TIME

  37. Legoluvver Doran

    Legoluvver Doran7 kun oldin

    when you wish the world was like this:

  38. Anthony Vargas

    Anthony Vargas7 kun oldin

    Dammit jerry

  39. Dave Williams

    Dave Williams7 kun oldin

    "..... can almost been seen as a single orgasm.. sorry organism. No, jerry, i don't have freudian lips"

  40. Michael Mcdaniel

    Michael Mcdaniel7 kun oldin

    Army ants are Vikings

  41. Arcanine-Espeon

    Arcanine-Espeon8 kun oldin

    0:03 a butt beetle probably: "Hey quick question could I-" Ant: _hmmm yes interesting_ *poke* "nope nope not interesting anymore"

  42. Jennifer Wages

    Jennifer Wages8 kun oldin

    Love it

  43. Co Co

    Co Co8 kun oldin

    So the beetle is a hired mercenary to the ant empire. Got it.

  44. D Davis

    D Davis8 kun oldin

    Army ants have to be one of the scariest things for bugs to see coming.

  45. Only One Cannoli

    Only One Cannoli8 kun oldin

    Drugs are the reason I watched this video.

  46. SternLX

    SternLX8 kun oldin

    Found a Bivouac of Army Ants out near our Horses once early in the morning. Fixed that problem with a spray can of Brake Cleaner(highly flammable) and a Bic lighter.

  47. Lab Matt

    Lab Matt8 kun oldin

    Other queens: "My subjects built me a castle." This queen: "My subjects ARE my castle."

  48. Chris Cubbernuss

    Chris Cubbernuss8 kun oldin

    Zefrank's First Rule of Warfare: Don't do drugs. Often.

  49. Minh Quan Vo

    Minh Quan Vo8 kun oldin

    1:18 well that took a dark turn :P

  50. Gabriel Tobing

    Gabriel Tobing8 kun oldin

    4:07 "Orgasm, sorry... orga... organism" XD

  51. DurikuEd

    DurikuEd8 kun oldin

    Omg I have never wanted to pour a drum of water on something until I saw that wall of ants.

  52. Morning news.

    Morning news.8 kun oldin

    4:04 " booty cache " yaasss

  53. praisedsiaming 1

    praisedsiaming 18 kun oldin

    Why is this getting dumped into my reccomended

  54. praisedsiaming 1

    praisedsiaming 18 kun oldin

    Update: this video is great im glad it was put in my reccomended

  55. Pamela C

    Pamela C8 kun oldin

    And where were you when we were all falling asleep through all those monotone films at school!! We all would have paid alot more attention to someone like you. Love your videos pleaze keep it up.

  56. Half Thang

    Half Thang9 kun oldin

    Morgan Freeman is that you?

  57. Chris Leach

    Chris Leach9 kun oldin

    3:40 too 3:50 mash pit from hell!!!

  58. Leann _

    Leann _9 kun oldin

    The perfect timing of this video is incredible. Ants Canada has found some of these creatures on a newer species of ant he found in his property. I'm not sure its the same one but it looks crazy similar

  59. Kathi Johnson

    Kathi Johnson9 kun oldin

    The analogies are hilarious... Note to self: Don't drink coffee when watching this channel.

  60. Malik

    Malik9 kun oldin

    He sounds like someone to narrate a dr Seuss movie

  61. Cynthia Jolin

    Cynthia Jolin9 kun oldin

    Don't be so judgy judgy! 😆

  62. Mr. Sunny G

    Mr. Sunny G9 kun oldin

    late night on the yt and yet another random video doesn't cease to amaze me.

  63. MR_Grimm 210

    MR_Grimm 2109 kun oldin

    So basically army ant colonies are just on a constant crusade with constant assist from other animals to ensure absolutely nothing survives,neat

  64. T¡nfo¡l Hat

    T¡nfo¡l Hat9 kun oldin

    so, does the queen raise and feed the first babies?

  65. 702FXR

    702FXR9 kun oldin

    Very similar to The CCP

  66. Lewo Mew

    Lewo Mew9 kun oldin



    TETI ITET9 kun oldin


  68. sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick

    sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick9 kun oldin

    if humans had the same working coordination as these ants, we could be living in mars now

  69. N E G A T E

    N E G A T E9 kun oldin

    That groupee part got me good

  70. Bolezy

    Bolezy9 kun oldin

    Dont do drugs.......often. lol.

  71. Kyle Jumalon

    Kyle Jumalon9 kun oldin


  72. Anderson Dawn

    Anderson Dawn9 kun oldin

    Can I just say, I love that your videos tell us so much about animals and insects while having a sense of humor. I wish schools picked up this gimmick for some classes. Life’s too short to be serious all the time.

  73. RoyalJudas

    RoyalJudas9 kun oldin

    Yo, imagine a small person grabbing your hand and saying "I'm your hand now"

  74. Rylan Pettus

    Rylan Pettus2 kun oldin

    @cronck nooooo😂😂

  75. cronck

    cronck8 kun oldin

    yeah, I don't think they'd want to be my hand for long.

  76. Alex Serdeliuc

    Alex Serdeliuc10 kun oldin

    300000 eggs? WOW!!! Is that like 2.3 kids in human society terms or, more? I think that...Is like $12 in food stamps in Georgia...Russian Georgia.

  77. Crackinator

    Crackinator10 kun oldin

    Weird things like this are why 1/4 of all known animal species are beetles.

  78. Jimmy Cranier

    Jimmy Cranier10 kun oldin

    I'm new here..I's kinda like , hooking to your butt like a beetle.

  79. Vincent Paul Valmoris

    Vincent Paul Valmoris10 kun oldin

    4:05 say what??!??

  80. NorthForkFisherman

    NorthForkFisherman10 kun oldin

    "Which is why that scorpion was like, "HELL NO!"

  81. Pokémaster Pacheco

    Pokémaster Pacheco10 kun oldin

    They wear beetles as shoes lmao

  82. Kartik Venugopal

    Kartik Venugopal10 kun oldin

    don't do drugs... often.

  83. McFarvo

    McFarvo10 kun oldin

    "By the light of the Emperor, I declare Exterminatus on this entire xenos planet!"

  84. Hisoka Morow

    Hisoka Morow10 kun oldin


  85. Mischa Kobelnek

    Mischa Kobelnek10 kun oldin

    So poo bear and Morgan Freeman had a child.

  86. Orlando Paço

    Orlando Paço10 kun oldin

    "Bebe's"! Lol!

  87. Jasmine Starcher

    Jasmine Starcher10 kun oldin


  88. Raphael Schindler

    Raphael Schindler10 kun oldin

    I wish I had the option of thumbsing up even more. Well done, my good sir. Well done indeed.

  89. Raphael Schindler

    Raphael Schindler10 kun oldin

    I simply can't believe how much your videos please me.

  90. crystalidx

    crystalidx10 kun oldin

    When you see the scorpion even run away, you know it’s bad.

  91. Judge Tater

    Judge Tater10 kun oldin

    Wooooow.... That Bivouac sure does look like a lot of ants. ... would be a shame. . A real... crying shame... If someone... Anyone really... Tossed a grenade in there. ...

  92. DaveMarc Bautista

    DaveMarc Bautista10 kun oldin


  93. Splatninja

    Splatninja11 kun oldin

    Behbeh food made from real behbehs

  94. Haunted Echo

    Haunted Echo11 kun oldin

    Maaan I was picturing when you said "this is where the murder starts" came some form of Metal ant murder circle montage loooool

  95. Jesus Istheone

    Jesus Istheone11 kun oldin

    Don’t do drugs…often

  96. Basement Dweller

    Basement Dweller11 kun oldin


  97. Yellow Lady

    Yellow Lady11 kun oldin

    An imposter among us: Ants edition

  98. PromisedMillennium

    PromisedMillennium11 kun oldin

    The word bivouac is French and ultimately derives from an 18th-century Swiss German usage of Beiwacht (bei by, Wacht watch or patrol). It referred to an additional watch that would be maintained by a military or civilian force to increase vigilance at an encampment. Following use by the troops of the British Empire the term became also known as bivvy for short. - wikipedia

  99. TzadikTheManic

    TzadikTheManic11 kun oldin

    I’m feeling soo itchy 😩 But - “Freudian lips” 😆😂🤣 it’s all worth it

  100. Lakeside Fiddle

    Lakeside Fiddle11 kun oldin

    These bug videos are making me itchy and fascinated

  101. Eclipse Tala

    Eclipse Tala11 kun oldin

    "I can explain, I'm pete and I'm your new butt" Ok then

  102. Dylan

    Dylan11 kun oldin

    It’s really interesting learning these facts but I wish I was there when the first discovery was made like imagines how their mind must of been blow witnessing mites and other bugs managed to do these crazy thing to blend in.

  103. Lenora Powers

    Lenora Powers11 kun oldin

    “Don’t do drugs....often.”