True Facts: Army Ant Riders

Opublikowany 15 gru 2020
Where to buy the Army Ants Book:
True Facts Shirts:
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


  • so all it took for you to start making vids again was a simple global meltdown? If only we'd known we'd have made ebola cool sooner :P

  • Man, I've been bringing your content while tripping, it's been making me laugh so hard, but no, you had to make that one off any joke and now I'm horrified

  • I've seen a full length documentary on army ants before, and they are one of my favourite kinds of insects. the whole moving and raiding thing is quite fascinating. One aspect not touched on here is that some species even kill small rodents among other pests, and because of this, the farmers of the areas they live in are quite happy having them around since they do a lot of work keeping their crops safe.

  • Dude I love this guy lol.

  • If I am ever walking through a forest, and I see an ant biovac, I am going to hit that with a flamethrower.

  • 8:30 sounds like a Dr. Seuss ending lmao

  • I love watching your videos over and over. Always gives me chuckles. Specially when I drink. Yes, "I". I'm not sociable, don't judge. Looking forward to your new vid. 👍

  • Butt Beetles!! I can listen to this guy all day, thanks zefrank1

  • When you lie on the application but still get the job.

  • bivouac.. gives an entirely new meaning to the term "meat-shield"

  • Where were you when I was in school? Not that the wealthy white evangelical Godists would ever let the precious little sheep hear anything like this. No issue with leaving the same children alone with the new priest/ preacher/ deacon that has been moved by the church 8 times in the last 3 years. Yeah that's fine.

  • Don't do drugs. Often. Haha haha haha

  • It's not murder if you eat your kill. 😈

  • And that's when the merderr startss.. xD

  • Every time I see tons of those Army Ants, I can't stop imagining they are on a constant Ork WAAAGH!!

  • This is something my dad would show me 😅

  • 3:33 encircle the black stone...

  • Makes you question how intelligent ants are to form all these functions

  • Don't do drugs...often

  • Jerry deserves a raise for being the most effectually ineffectual, fictional editor on PLthrow.

    • Thank you. So many people don’t read the credits. Ze writes these.

  • @3:34 Mecca

  • No I don't have Freudian lips Jerry. Lol 😆 🤣

  • Very funny! I enjoyed it!!!

  • "Butt beetles are not.. Sorry.. But beetles are not the only" I love these.

  • Masyaallah Very Exelent Video

  • Butt beetles

  • Ants: oh boy, here I go murderin again!

  • Don't do drugs. Often.

  • You two should get together and do a video Mr Frank's js!

  • Step 1: take 40 benadryl Step 2: watch this video Step 3: have the worst trip of your life

  • That scorpion is an American gamer While the ant colony is the entire population of Japan

  • 0:14 my name is peat an I’m ur new butt

  • Ants all hold hands and start singing We Eat the World 🌎🎶

  • Imagine being thrown or falling down into the pile of ants

  • Butt beetles, um, but, beetles....haaaaa

  • When I look at this, I think, "Wow that's just amazing." 🤯

  • Love these!

  • Bebe Food™️ Made out of real Bebes

  • The beetle is undercover trying bust the queen and take down her murderous crime organization.

  • Booty cache - you mean a chair?

  • Pikmin irl

  • Don’t do drugs often

  • 3:32 ones in a while the queen invite everyone to an epic satanic ritual which includes of course blood sacrifices but also a lot of circlin....and more circlin.

  • Army ant gerber: Made by babies, for babies.

  • @ 4:03, A single Orgasm, Organism Organism !

  • Bebeis

  • over....and OVEr.....the pheremooones the overwhelming harmony...consumiingg the colonyyy............

  • If all documentaries were like this i would have watched every one twice Nicely done

  • Lol I also do bridges( back bend)

  • imagine using a vacuum on them

  • Endlessness wonderful, thank you for these!

  • Me : (follows Army ants to their home) Hmmm rat skeleton .... Oh it's puppy skeletons .... Hmmm a Leopard skeleton ....okay ... A Cow skeleton .... , Concerning .... Okay a Human skeleton ..... It's time to go home .

  • I love the Morgan freeman voice

  • I love the subtle jokes, so unexpected... just like jerry 😂

  • You no need horor Show .you need nature shoe

  • “The ants are blind A for effort”(・∀・)

  • “Bebe food made of real BEBES”😂 best quote yet

  • “Don’t do drugs...often”😏

  • This was so wonderfully narrated. A break from the annoying facts verse guy

  • I felt a tickle on my leg while watching this and let me tell you I have never been more terrified of something that wasn't there in my entire life

  • ⭐️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 STANDING OVATION!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼⭐️

  • Spiral of ants? Isnt that a Lemon Demon song lmao-

  • Oh shit dude, the insect world is just a tiny wh40k

  • The way he talks and say about in the next day the murder starts again made me remember of Bloodborne

  • fk this shit! this ONE IS A BIFGG ASS NO! #739 p.s I got's issues with them there ants!

  • Anyone else want to throw a grenade into that blob of ants

  • don't do drugs. often.

  • Watching this made me feel very itchy.

  • 6:13 what are those aliens on the left basically cheering on the fight lol

  • This video didn't make me squirm or feel itchy at all...

  • dont do drugs, often..

  • A true friend doesn't have your back, a true friend's got your butt

  • cant beat'em, join'em

  • Lmao! This is alsome. So classic yet so modern. Lol

  • 2:07 bay bis

  • Excellent

  • Can you do a chameleon video gracias 😇

  • @3:36 “CIRCLE PIT!!!”

  • I love the narrator’s voice. He makes the whole thing even more enjoyable. Great video.

  • Are you fucking telling me that those ants live in a house made OF ANTS

  • Animal shows should learn from Zefrank

  • I liked this video: it was fun and educational. I love Ants. They are the embodiment of teamwork, hard work and discipline!

  • "dont do drugs... Often" xD

  • Anime: what if some strange creature replaced your hand Nature: hold my beer

  • You know what they say... the closer you are to danger the farther you are from harm

  • narration was superb

  • Can we not be a bridge?

  • Top-notch commentary!!!

  • there kinda cute the way they hold their hands

  • 2-3 cans of Raid.

  • Army ants are no joke. Do not fall into their path.

  • So cool!

  • This one was just plain interesting

  • I LOVE your metaphors and smilies. Keep them coming please. Im so glad ur back

  • freudian lips jfsdklajflklds

  • Peter the Army Ant Rider be like ight in bouta head out.

  • Very well done video, teaching with comedy.👍

  • NIMH fister 😂 Edit: Nice gloves!

  • Beetles wish they were ants so badly they’re willing to die for it

  • Key Word: BOOTY