ANTSTORE: World of Ants | An Ant Lover's Wonderland

  • Published: 11 August 2019
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    Today, we visit the amazing Antstore World of Ants in Berlin, Germany and check out their awesome collection of ant colonies and ant keeping equipment, as well as chat with its founder Marten about the various species of ants they keep, the ant keeping hobby, and why they sell ants from other countries, despite the on going heated debate on the keeping of local vs non-local ant species within the global ant keeping community. Hope you guys enjoy today's info-packed episode and enjoy watching the various ants featured in this video. #Antstore #Interview #ExoticAnts

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  • AntsCanada
    AntsCanada   2 weeks back

    Hi AC Family, sorry for the late video again this week! It's been a mission to put this week's episode together, but I am thrilled to be able to show you guys this Wonderland for Ant Lovers - Antstore Berlin! It was amazing to chat with Marten about ant keeping and explore the ants they have! Which of the ant colonies did you like? I was inspired with new ideas for our ants in the Antiverse! Be sure to hit the LIKE button, if you enjoyed this week's episode, SHARE it with your friends, leave me a COMMENT, and of course SUBSCRIBE to this channel (hit the BELL for notifications) to join the AC Family! We're over 3 Million ant lovers strong, guys! Ant love forever!

  • angelo Tasic
    angelo Tasic  35 minutes back

    Wait mikey now have hair

    I only watch antscanada and not your other channels

    Look good btw

    • bither26
      bither26  6 hours back

      a mabuhay squad here and a mammal-reptile-arachnids kinda person but these ant vids are sooo interesting!!

      • luke alpha
        luke alpha  8 hours back

        Lasius Niger are a great species, I collected around thirty new queen's at the start of this years flights and many are now caring for pupae, excited to see my first new workers and get the colonies set up in new homes. My plan with collecting the number that I did is as well as to ensure I definitely got at least one colony started was actually to provide some small basic setups to a local primary school where my mother works to study in their classrooms to get the kids interested, maybe even a couple of other schools, and then to sell/give away the other starter colonies that I don't end up keeping. Such a versatile and hardy species I'm really looking forward to working with

        • Galaxy Bird
          Galaxy Bird  8 hours back

          Hey AntsCanada, You Inspired Me To Make My Own Ant Colony. Thanks! :D

          • MonIn TheBuilding
            MonIn TheBuilding  9 hours back

            You're around my age

            • Little Nature Insects
              Little Nature Insects  11 hours back

              Awsome video really Nice look also my killing pheidolle ant !!!!!

              • Robloxio Gamer
                Robloxio Gamer  16 hours back

                Ur vids are always so long

                • Civilization of Ants
                  Civilization of Ants  17 hours back

                  I was there

                  • its_Reign _Playz
                    its_Reign _Playz  18 hours back


                    • Equa11y Gacha
                      Equa11y Gacha  18 hours back

                      AntsCanada: “AntsCanada”
                      Captions: “AnstCanada”

                      • Deanne Cabalce
                        Deanne Cabalce  19 hours back

                        I love weather ants becuase i didn't see an ant make a nest and moving the leafs to make a nest i love nature becuase nature is full of animals and i love kind animals when i touch a red ant it didn't bite me becuase i take care of like hundreds of ants

                        • Soul Image Productions
                          Soul Image Productions  21 hours back

                          I spotted an RJ!

                          • Christopher Graham
                            Christopher Graham  23 hours back

                            I think you should keep existing setups the way they are. On future setups, I think it would be interesting to create a setup where the ants can be viewed in the nest (but keep the biology of an terrarium/outworks) but with the requisite privacy expected by the species you choose to put in the new setup. I wouldn’t want to ants to get stressed out by all the peeping eyes! Haha

                            • LIL WOrMeY
                              LIL WOrMeY  24 hours back

                              I have an ant farm wid a queen that’s already layed eggs

                              • Johannes Näsman
                                Johannes Näsman  1 days back

                                Pretty obvious the Titans need way more digging/nesting area than above grounds 8)

                                • RLMAA Un
                                  RLMAA Un  2 days back


                                  • RLMAA Un
                                    RLMAA Un  2 days back


                                    • Tobit amaze
                                      Tobit amaze  2 days back

                                      WOW THATS SO COOL I LOVE IT!! make More please
                                      Where is the Antstores I wanna buy

                                      • TriHard
                                        TriHard  2 days back

                                        5:57 wtf? He said the n word.

                                        • Special_Bread
                                          Special_Bread  2 days back

                                          I love ants, I love Ants Canada, but you gotta admit people who keep ants look like ants.

                                          • Tanner Harvey
                                            Tanner Harvey  2 days back

                                            This was SUCH an interesting episode. It's always worth the wait Mikey. :) <3

                                            • Matthew Bailey
                                              Matthew Bailey  2 days back


                                              • Mewtu 51
                                                Mewtu 51  2 days back

                                                Wait- Why didn't i know that there is an ant store in Berlin?!
                                                I'm not living so far from Berlin... I should get there as soon as possible :3

                                                • The Wandering Rambler
                                                  The Wandering Rambler  3 days back

                                                  Well when we Germans do something, we do it good and efficiently.

                                                  • Krzysztof Słabon
                                                    Krzysztof Słabon  3 days back

                                                    I just catch my first Lasius Niger in Poland (we call them here Hurtnica Pospolita). I can't wait for first workers, and how will my first colony grow :)

                                                    • Cisneros H
                                                      Cisneros H  3 days back

                                                      Step 1. Go to YT Search
                                                      Step 2. Search this keyword: Mimi Kid Art
                                                      Step 3. Enjoy!
                                                      ANTSTORE: World of Ants | An Ant Lover's Wonderland
                                                      I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
                                                      When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

                                                      • DraconiteDragon PE
                                                        DraconiteDragon PE  3 days back

                                                        I have a question are you a filipino? Pls heart the comment if you are cause I am

                                                        • crazygame crafter
                                                          crazygame crafter  3 days back

                                                          get leafcutters?

                                                          • WAR*SIGIL
                                                            WAR*SIGIL  3 days back

                                                            Have you ever watch zefrank1 about ant mutualism? Its funny trust me, you'll laugh very hard!

                                                            • Roxanne Wilson
                                                              Roxanne Wilson  3 days back

                                                              how do i choose what species of ant to try and find when you have a lot of species native to your area? i live in KS and the list of Native species is so long i don't know where to begin.

                                                              • Luis G.
                                                                Luis G.  3 days back

                                                                hehehe lmao he said niger

                                                                • DaReal Vit0
                                                                  DaReal Vit0  3 days back

                                                                  MIKEY HAS HAIR NOW!!!

                                                                  • Lambo Tango
                                                                    Lambo Tango  3 days back

                                                                    Goes to the ant shop just to realise it’s his room

                                                                    • Gavatron80 bemongo
                                                                      Gavatron80 bemongo  3 days back

                                                                      u should use that leaf cutter ant idea for the fire nation

                                                                      • Gabs' Ameisen
                                                                        Gabs' Ameisen  3 days back

                                                                        Great Video!
                                                                        One day, I will get there too... living in the same country Antstore ist located in should help, I guess...

                                                                        • The Pixel Key
                                                                          The Pixel Key  3 days back

                                                                          I actually got here from pouring molten aluminum in an ant hill

                                                                          • koekyfloekyboe official channel
                                                                            koekyfloekyboe official channel  3 days back

                                                                            From watching millions of ants die, to seeing someone own millions of ants must be a weird turn for you're day

                                                                        • Sid B
                                                                          Sid B  3 days back

                                                                          You speak as if you’re always constipated

                                                                        • Entranced Optics
                                                                          Entranced Optics  3 days back

                                                                          My favorite videos are the ones in which you make unique setups for each ant species that looks like its own miniature world for the ants, in which it is very clear that careful thought is being put into maintaining interspecies mingling, plants and foliage, security, population regulation, and it's all done naturally. For me, personally, I love it when you go into detail about every little creature you add into your ants colonies, from frogs to fish to plants and so on. Learning about why these different things fit together in a miniature world is interesting to me. It's a crazy wild and interesting concept you don't see anywhere else. Perhaps if you were to do it, a way to go about it is to build it underneath the miniature world, as if it were an extension of the underground, so your ants could nest deep below the surface there and pop up to scavenge in the miniature world as an outworld.

                                                                          • Vincetrucker
                                                                            Vincetrucker  4 days back

                                                                            I have three lasius Niger colonies in my Garden in germany

                                                                            • Eric M
                                                                              Eric M  4 days back

                                                                              I like both kinds of set ups but my favorite are when you have water creatures and ants :)

                                                                              • Ed Wilson
                                                                                Ed Wilson  4 days back

                                                                                just add a tube to your out world. connect it to a glass formicarium. 2 birds stoned at once.

                                                                                • Sophia chath
                                                                                  Sophia chath  4 days back

                                                                                  😀 What a great video.

                                                                                  • xochitl silva
                                                                                    xochitl silva  4 days back

                                                                                    Get leaf cuter ants

                                                                                    • Taastyy
                                                                                      Taastyy  4 days back

                                                                                      Jemand Deutsches hier? xD

                                                                                      • Clash King
                                                                                        Clash King  4 days back


                                                                                        • Heavy Fate
                                                                                          Heavy Fate  4 days back

                                                                                          Why not both let them choose it’s kinda like living in a mansion with lost of land and being kicked out and living in a trashy trailer

                                                                                          • Elmer Balota
                                                                                            Elmer Balota  4 days back

                                                                                            ...Ants in Berlin...

                                                                                            Oh my god, The prophecy is true, Look out for the Antzies