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Caption: Omg!. my ants have officially taken over my room. welcome to what used to be my office room. which has turned into a haven for a my pet. fire ants ants, yellow crazy ants, black crazy. ants, and a beareded dragon named tarzan sleeping. ever so soundly right there but this video. is about the ant colony we all love and fear:. "the fire nation" which has grown so big,. that i've had to completely redesign, rearrange. and add to their setup. today, we're going to watch as the fire nation. discovers three new outworld additions to. their growing nation, which offer the ants. environments and activities they've never. experienced before in their lives. you won't believe how our fire ants react. to and conquer their new territories, so keep. watching until the end!. ac fam, join me, as we explore the new fire. nation, in this action-packed episode of the. antscanada ant channel. please subscribe to this channel. thanks. behold the fire nation today. you see how much i love these ants . i had to fully ditch a work desk and an entire. couch, an expensive one, at that, and buy. two brand new drawer units just so i could. accomodate my growing ant colonies. there was just no other choice. the fire nation was getting so big, it was. either i changed things up or i get rid of. the ants, and hello. getting rid of the ants . that's crazy talk now. speaking of which, where are the crazy ants. you ask . well, our yellow crazy ants are here on a. separate unit. by the way, ac fam please kindly click this. ipoll here and take a few seconds to vote. for an official name for this colony, and. sharing the same unit are our dearest black. crazy ants, here. both crazy ant colonies have a lot of space. to expand still, which is good. again, guys please help vote for a name for. this colony by clicking here real quick. thank you ac council for contributing. so, the fire nation has an entire unit to. themselves, and rightfully so. i cannot even begin to explain how quickly. this colony is growing, and to think, it all. started with just a single pregnant queen. ant, hidden somewhere now in the fire nation. i have no idea where she is and i haven't. seen her for months. if i still lived with my parents, my mom would. freak out!. oh, and of topic, i forgot to mention that. there's a bird-eater tarantula right down. there in that aquarium. some of you guys have asked me what i plan. to do when the ant colony grows to a size. that i can no longer handle. well, you can either limit food or lower the. temperature by 1 or 2 degrees to lower the. queen's egg-laying rate until the rate of. dying ants matches the rate of egg production. but, i'm not going to be doing that. i'm just going to keep rearranging, redesigning,. and renovating my place to accomodate these. ants. i'll even move to a house for these ants,. if i have to!. so let's take a look at the new and exciting. fire nation territories!. here of course are fire ant mountain and solenopsis. hill, which became fire nation territory just. about 4 months ago. the main colony lives in these two primary. nests, and if we move eastward, we of course. have the outworld space where we shoot our. ant react videos which i have named "the offering. temple". i decided to try using vaseline for this outworld. just to see if it would contain the fire nation. better than baby powder, but turns out, it. doesn't and actually needs to be reapplied. more often than baby powder. then just above "the offering temple" we have. what i call the "hydrocombs". basically, it is a new ac outworld with pebbles. and two very large water test tube setups. i intend to make this the central source of. their water and turn their current water test. tubes into sugar water sites. this is one of the three new units. moving further eastward, we have another two. new highland territories set to be introduced. to the fire nation. introducing the "the fire jungle" and "the. tropic of pyro". these two territories are ac outworlds decorated. with rainforest biome kits and instead of. hardening ground plate, i've given them some. soil to dig into. this will be the very first time, the fire. nation will get to experience true soil. i can't wait to see how they will like it. now descending into the lowlands, we have. of course, the fire nation's very first outworld,. the badlands. this is actually where i place most of their. insect food because it's real bare and easy. to clean up, and moving eastward, we have. the territory we added a few months back where. we unknowingly fed the pregnant cockroach. that dreadfully gave birth while it was being. devoured. you guys named this "the pyre". and finally, we can't forget, the antagon,. the territory which used to be the summit. of the fire nation's highlands, our network. of tubes and test tubes, but now it's become. a valley. how's that for screwing up their geographical. map. haha!. and if you look here just above my tarantula. terrarium, i've got two fairly large rubbermaid. bins and i'm not too sure what i'm going to. use those for yet but i do feel i'm going. to need it for the fire nation at some point. when i saw them in the store i instantly thought. of the fire nation and bought it so i could. use it for the future somehow. ok, so the connections get really confusing. from here and frankly i don't even know which. tubes lead to where anymore so my plan is. to just simply get this tube, cut it here. and attach it to the back of the hydrocombs. here. the hydrocombs are already attached to the. fire jungle, which is attached to the tropic. of pyro, and i intend on attaching the tropic. of pyro to the other end of this cut tube. here we go guys!. are you ready . ac fam, let's do this. watch the fire nation move in!. cutting the tube here and sticking this end. into the back of the hydrocombs. connection successful. and the other end, gotta fish it around here. and stick it into the tropic of pyro. second connection successful. now here's where the fun begins guys. ac family, let's sit back and enjoy the move. here we go!. the move was really successful!. the ants loved the new space. i watched as they scoped out their new giant. test tube reservoirs in the hydrocombs and. it seemed they preferred the front test tube. more than the other one. news spread super fast throughout all of the. fire nation. you could actually visually follow as the. news spread to all corners of their setup,. glorious news that there was suddenly some. new territories to conquer. the fire nation went ablaze as workers and. even alates moved in droves to explore the. fresh new land we gave them that they'd soon. claim as their own. oops!. there's an escapee right there. gotta pick it up and throw it into the outworld. one thing i noticed was that the ants seemed. extra excited!. perhaps because these were brand new environments. for the fire nation. new smells, new textures. i mean this is the very first time these ants. have ever experienced soil. and my guess was that their instinct would. kick in and they would start to dig, and that. is exactly what they did. the fire ants were finally in their element:. soil!. the next day, the ants were clearly busy at. work and it was evident that the fire nation. had gone on to call their new territories. home, and as is our custom and pact with the. fire nation, i gave the ants some house warming. gifts: in the fire jungle, i offered them. two freshly killed cockroaches to enjoy, and. in the tropic of pyro, some superworms. i've placed a hidden video for you guys here. if you would like to watch the ants feasting. on their ac new home offerings. i also loved watching the ants congregating. around their new water reservoirs in the hydrocombs,. and what i found so cool was that the ants. had been drinking a lot of water over night. i could tell because there were already air. bubbles forming in the tube. thirsty little ones!. ok, so let's become ants for a second and. figure out this labrynth of tube connections,. which i have no doubt in my mind the fire. nation has already mastered, and let's take. a final tour of the new fire nation from the. ants' perspective, starting from the hydrocombs. ok so this east exit leads from the hydrocombs. down this tube on to the fire jungle, where. ants are busy digging. look at all those ants. i mean, can you imagine being in that mass. of ants . being their size . i feel like we're a fly on the wall. let's not anger the fire nation now. time to move on. then from the fire jungle, you can take another. tube which leads to the tropic of pyro and. look at all of those ants. wow!. it seems the tropic of pyro here is a very. popular site at the moment. they're even burying the decor i've chosen. alright so could leave the tropic of pyro. through this exit, but before we go down there,. let's back track a little bit back back back. to the hydrocombs. ok, so if you exit the hydrocombs through. the west exit, it takes you down this tube. into this particular cross roads. ok, ready ac fam . this is where it gets confusing. you can either go down this western path to. this crazy mess of crossroads, let's call. it the central town square, which leads to. either fire ant moutain or solenopsis hill. the exits of both fire ant mountain and solenopsis. hill connect to each other plus 1 x connector. which we will pass through later. but if you go back to the cross roads coming. out of the hydrocombs and go the opposite. way, it takes you directly to the badlands,. where we have ants tearing apart and discarding. feeder insects, and the eastern exit of the. badlands leads to the pyre. i find this to be a place where lots of alates. hang out. now the pyre's eastern exit leads back through. this tube and into the end of that x connector. we saw earlier. you keeping up, ac fam . alright traveling through the central town. square we move through this t connector and. it takes us through this gap, let's call it. the geminata pass, and down this this huge. slope, which descends of course into the antagon,. which i'm not going to even try to make sense. of and figure out, but what's cool is the. antagon is now their sugar water utopia. the ants travel up and down this slope to. get their sugar every day. now ascending out of the antagon and up another. tube it takes us through geminata pass which. leads directly to the offering temple. the offering temple also happens to be the. colony's primary burial grounds. perhaps this would be the ants' equivalent. to some sacred land. what do you guys think . and finally leaving the offering temple through. the east exit, it takes us directly to the. tropic of pyro and that my friends is the. architecture and design of our beautiful fire. nation. personally, i feel the fire nation is probably. the most impressive ant colony i've ever had. and also the most complex but i am so happy. to share this colony with you guys and no. matter how big this colony will get, i'll. continue to grow the fire nation as best i. can, until this entire ant room fills up with. fire nation. i really love that the ants are enjoying their. new envornments. i love that the ants are digging. take a look at the tropic of pyro in this. video footage taken just on thursday night. it's amazing to see the architecture and it. looks like some of their waste is naturally. decaying. i see thin carpet of mold happening there. ants seem to be a really big part of the decomposition. process of organic matter and. wait a sec. decomposition of organic matter . oh my god, guys!. i just had an awesome idea for these two rubbermaid. bins!. omg this is gunna be so cool!. thank you guys so much for watching. i really, really appreciate it. if you could subscribe to this channel, it. would be so awesome to have you join the ac. family. your support means so much to me, guys and. believe me i take none of you for granted. it's just amazing that you've given ants a. chance and opened your hearts and minds to. ant love. and of course, we gotta conclude this video. with the ac question of the week. last week we asked: what is the avergae number. of typhoons or tropical storms the philippine. islands receive on a yearly basis. congratulations to ognr - gaming who correctly. answered 20. congratulations ognr - gaming you won a free. ebook from our shop and for this week's question. of the week, we ask: name on of the new territories. that we added to the fire nation in this video. leave your answer in the comments section. and you could win a $25 gift card to our shop. good luck guys and stay tuned for the winner. next week. thank you guys so much for watching this video. and don't forget to visit antscanada. com,. we've got an amazing christmas sale happening. on all ac omni nest products and ac outworlds. and also an ant keeper's beginner promo where. you get a free ebook if you order the all. you need omni gear pack. all relevant links will be posted in the description. box. until next week ac fam, it's ant love forever. .
 

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