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

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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  10 days ago +589

    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!

  • The Wandering Rambler
    The Wandering Rambler 2 hours ago

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

  • Krzysztof Słabon
    Krzysztof Słabon 3 hours ago

    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 4 hours ago +4

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    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 13 hours ago

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

  • crazygame crafter
    crazygame crafter 13 hours ago

    get leafcutters?

    WAR*SIGIL 13 hours ago

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

  • Roxanne Wilson
    Roxanne Wilson 13 hours ago

    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. 15 hours ago

    hehehe lmao he said niger

  • DaReal Vit0
    DaReal Vit0 20 hours ago


  • Lambo Tango
    Lambo Tango 21 hour ago

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

  • Gavatron80 bemongo
    Gavatron80 bemongo 22 hours ago

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

  • Gabs' Ameisen
    Gabs' Ameisen 22 hours ago

    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 22 hours ago +2

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

    • koekyfloekyboe official channel
      koekyfloekyboe official channel 17 hours ago

      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 22 hours ago +1

    You speak as if you’re always constipated

  • Entranced Optics

    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 Day ago

    I have three lasius Niger colonies in my Garden in germany

  • Eric M
    Eric M Day ago

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

  • Ed Wilson
    Ed Wilson Day ago +2

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

  • Sophia chath
    Sophia chath Day ago +1

    😀 What a great video.

  • xochitl silva
    xochitl silva Day ago +1

    Get leaf cuter ants

  • Taastyy
    Taastyy Day ago +1

    Jemand Deutsches hier? xD

  • Clash King
    Clash King Day ago


  • Heavy Fate
    Heavy Fate Day ago

    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 2 days ago

    ...Ants in Berlin...
    Oh my god, The prophecy is true, Look out for the Antzies

  • Brian Yach
    Brian Yach 2 days ago

    Couldn't you have two colonies of one or more of the same species of ant. One setup where you can see inside the nest and the other setup just done as you normally keep them?

  • Ronin Nic
    Ronin Nic 2 days ago

    I like your terrariums, it adds to the stories you tell.

  • Ed Tolleson Jr
    Ed Tolleson Jr 2 days ago

    I think his reasoning for keeping non-native species was well thought out and very professional and also the reason he doesn't sell the more invasive species. Overall, the ant store was very awesome and impressive. My favorite ant keeper is still Mikey Bustos and #antscanada

  • Briony Hall
    Briony Hall 2 days ago

    I think that, if you live in areas probe to earthquakes/tornados/etc then you should only have native ants.

  • CrypticSnow
    CrypticSnow 2 days ago

    i thought the leaf cutter ant was pretty amazing. That fungus garden they made though, 10/10.

  • Jesse Chavez
    Jesse Chavez 2 days ago

    Amazing..... leaf cutter ants are amazingly smart

  • The Great BOI
    The Great BOI 2 days ago

    "Hey who else wants to go to the ANT store"

  • Jesse Haines
    Jesse Haines 2 days ago

    Man I just got to say I’m not a huge ant buff but you sure know how to captivate an audience! Awesome channel and content. Thanks for sharing your passion.

  • TheJericho1123
    TheJericho1123 2 days ago

    fire your camera guy.

  • dangerkatz
    dangerkatz 2 days ago

    Two of my coworkers & I took time during our break to admire some queens that had just touched down in the parking lot at our job. Its great to see the ant love continue throughout the world.

  • Mark N.
    Mark N. 2 days ago

    “I sell ants and ant accessories!”

  • Mark N.
    Mark N. 2 days ago

    Is antscanada single?

  • Satori-kun
    Satori-kun 2 days ago

    I'm baffled how poorly he speaks english, he looks not so old. For you non germans: english teaching in germany back then was actually pretty bad so despite the fact that everyone had english in school most of them can't form even easy coherent sentences. I think the millennials are the first generation who overall are fluent in english, but he looks like he is in his 30s and he runs a business which operates internationally, he should be able to speak English better.
    Especially the part starts at 14:36 make me cringe, it's not that hard dude please try harder to pronunciate the words correctly °~°

  • Amazing Gamer
    Amazing Gamer 2 days ago

    They live in harmony unlike we do, we need to change that

  • Wolfy Bear
    Wolfy Bear 2 days ago

    If i was to have ants as pets i would have ones that can't climb glass

  • IcedNinja
    IcedNinja 2 days ago

    Dieser typ8svje deutsch englosche akzent

  • jackylovescar
    jackylovescar 2 days ago

    i like weaver ant because they were orange cause i like orange

  • TheMarloupi
    TheMarloupi 3 days ago +1

    Hey, please use a steadycam setup for interviews, i felt the shaking, in the beginning, really unpleasant..
    Also Great Video,
    and Ant Love from Germany!

  • mary dorothy prestoza

    wow thahts mikey bustos

  • Marysol Deeley
    Marysol Deeley 3 days ago

    Amazing! Thank you for this!

  • Therese Paula Cantor

    ANOOO???!!! why is it only know that ants canada is mikey bustos 😓😭😬

  • Shin Chan
    Shin Chan 3 days ago

    Lasius Niger. Here in Cologne (Germany) I've my Queen Ashara indoor and also in my garden a huge colony. I love to see them figting wasps, to defend their honeywater and the meat I give them.

  • LookCloser
    LookCloser 3 days ago +2

    Hello antscanada! I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to keep and care for ants. I am 12 years old and have had a fascination with ants for my whole life, but until about half a year ago, keeping them was only a fantasy. Around that time, I first saw your channel and it opened my eyes to a new world. And since then, I have bought a hybrid nest gear pack and am now caring for 3 young, happy, healthy ant colonies. You have changed my life, and opened my eyes to a world I thought I would never see. You are an inspiration to everyone in the world to care for life, and appreciate its miracles and beauty. Thank you!
    Ant love forever! ❤️🐜❤️

  • lordbores22
    lordbores22 3 days ago

    I wish I could name a ant colony I love your channel

  • cool kid
    cool kid 3 days ago +1

    that lasius ants colleny is tiny in europe on my back ally there all uder the wall wich is about 12 foot there not poisonious and cant bite threw skin i fed the a live daddy longlegs and they all stretched each limb then 1 ant stated biting its head

  • Sten Stabo
    Sten Stabo 3 days ago


  • Benjamin Rodriguez
    Benjamin Rodriguez 3 days ago

    I love these videos. Thank you for showcasing the lives of these amazing animals. Since some ants are photosensitive, I think it would be awesome to have a clear border for the underground that you could keep covered during the day, but open up when you wanted to see what they were doing in low-light conditions. I wish we could follow one ant in each colony throughout their day too.

  • alfredo cervantes
    alfredo cervantes 3 days ago

    hey antscanada maybe you can do a tutorial how to start a ant youtube channel

  • Relics Gaming
    Relics Gaming 3 days ago

    This ants looks like the ant nest that I moved my chair after years and I found a colony of them both larvae and pupae. But the queen escaped

  • palacio amer
    palacio amer 3 days ago


  • palacio amer
    palacio amer 3 days ago

    I hope you ant leaf cutter ant i love those ants

  • Hamster Squeakery
    Hamster Squeakery 3 days ago

    I just watched a few vids and realized having ants is like having a hamster. Make sure they don’t escape , make sure they have food and water , and they have cages and burrows

  • HamJokes
    HamJokes 3 days ago


  • Coulten D'Arnall
    Coulten D'Arnall 3 days ago +2

    I prefer to see ants in a bio-active terrarium, or palludarium/vivarium. (which ever one you call them)

  • Bean W
    Bean W 3 days ago

    I love how ~DRAMATIC~ everything has to be in the antiverse

  • LB Sonic
    LB Sonic 3 days ago +1

    Antman into the antverse

  • Lewis Moore
    Lewis Moore 3 days ago


  • Alejandra Juarez
    Alejandra Juarez 3 days ago

    i loveeeeeeeeee your videos

  • Aaron Ross
    Aaron Ross 3 days ago

    Does anyone know if tetramorium queens can make more queen alaits and then the males mate in the nest? Like European fire ants

  • Demistr
    Demistr 3 days ago +2

    I dont even like ants that much but i am still watching these....

  • Killian Caprice
    Killian Caprice 3 days ago


  • Killian Caprice
    Killian Caprice 3 days ago


  • logen619
    logen619 3 days ago

    his english was so bad damn haha

  • Tolo games
    Tolo games 3 days ago +1

    We don't have ants where i live

    • Tolo games
      Tolo games 3 days ago

      @Bean W well maybe its better having no ants where i live guess i will never know

    • Bean W
      Bean W 3 days ago

      is it heaven? (sorry I'm allergic to a lot of ant species, but they really are incredible creatures)

    • Backonja
      Backonja 3 days ago +1

      My condolences.

  • Unpopular Games
    Unpopular Games 3 days ago

    Keep it

  • Issac Lin
    Issac Lin 3 days ago

    And Camila

  • daniel 12345
    daniel 12345 3 days ago +1

    So you live in Canada but your from the Philippines

  • alex
    alex 3 days ago

    When you are watching an ant video and you get ad of how to get rid of ants😂

  • Skini Black
    Skini Black 3 days ago

    Hey!! Do you know about velvet ants? In America we also call them Cow ants cause one of them can take down a cow. Do a video on that! Let me know

  • Rabie Tariq
    Rabie Tariq 3 days ago

    I have one problem in making an ant farm a, I haven't a queen 🐜😅