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How to Build an ANT FARM AT HOME

October 18, 2019


Hi guys! Look what we have here! We’ve decided to get ourselves new pets! Little ants this time! Ants are incredible creatures! It’s so interesting to watch them! We’ve purchased a whole house for them. An ant farm. But we need to assemble it first! Are we going to be antsologists? No, Sam. Ants are studied by myrmecologists! And we’ll be just keeping the ants at home. Let’s see what’s inside… Here are all the parts. I think I need to remove this protective layer. Hehheh… cool! Give a thumbs up if you like removing protective layers from devices! Right, like this. Til the last strip. All the parts are clean! And here we have paths for our ants. We need to assemble them in a certain order. Here’s their running ground. Next, we’ll need this blue sponge. Let’s soak it in warm water. Squeeze the water out. And place it into this cavity. The sponge will create humidity, without which the ants will die. Let’s pull the sponge through this opening. Now we’ll take these five plastic frames. And put them together neatly. And secure them with screws. And another one… Now let’s insert the screws into the openings, like this. We need to insert screws into each empty opening. And now let’s connect a side wall. This will be the entrance for the ants. Now we’ll screw everything in place. But not too tight or the plastic will crack. Done! Let’s set this aside. We’ll take the base and attach transparent walls to it. And.. the right wall. Let’s take the third wall and attach it carefully. And now comes an exciting moment! We’re connecting the rooms to the house! I feel like an ant builder! To make the walls hold, we’ll fix them with rubber bands! Oh I love this! It’s sooo relaxing, guys! And on the other side. We’re done with the walls, now let’s secure the bottom. The walls are secure, so now it’s time for the roof! Tada! The roof should’t have any holes. To fix that, we’ll use these two parts that will make the cover. And this net! Bees?! Again?! No, Sammy. This won’t let the ants escape. Phew… I’ve inserted the net between two parts. Now let’s secure them with the screws. And on the other side. Let’s cover our roof. And plug the back door, to make sure the ants stay inside. We’ll have the front door on the other side, where our friends will enter the house. Here we have a tube that we need to fill with water. And here’s a sponge plug. Let’s insert it into a special opening. The moisture will gradually fill all the rooms of the formicarium. The house is moisturized. Now we only need to add these steps at the entrance. A kind of a porch! Dinner is served! Awesome, Sammy. Let the ants iiiin! Here are our residents. Let’s take the cotton ball out. Here we have a special tunnel, which we’ll insert quickly and insert the other end into the house. Yay! The first resident! Haha! Here comes the second one! We really hope our ants will be comfortable in this house. Our ants are called Cataglyphis Aenescens – runner ants, which live mostly in grasslands, but also in semi-deserts and deserts. Actually, there are so many ants on Earth, that currently there are one million ants per human being! The common worker ant lives from 90 days to 3 years. And the ant queen can reign for up to 30 years! Look, look, it’s lifting something! Ants can carry weights 5000 times heavier than their own weight! Can you imagine that?! Our ants are called runners because they are incredibly fast. They run faster than any other species of ant, because they can lift their abdomen in a special way! Ants don’t have ears – how can they hear?! Ants ‘hear’ with their knees and feet. They sense vibrations from their surroundings! They are always in a hurry! No wonder ants are a symbol of hard work! Get inspired while looking at them, Sammy! I’m already so inspired! And I’m ready to do something useful! Really? Like what? Like… come up with the name for our new ant farm! Oh, no, Sammy… I’ll give you another task if you’re feeling so inspired. Because we’ll ask our viewers to come up with the name for our ant house! Yes! Write the names in the comments! We’ll select the most interesting one! Bye bye! See you soon! We’ll keep you updated! Guys, give a thumbs up if you liked the ant video! If we get it to 5000 thumbs up, we promise to shoot another video about them!

100 Comments

  • Reply SLICK SLIME SAM - DIY, Comedy, Science for Kids July 31, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Alright, what are we going to call our ant farm, my dearests? Comment below! ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ

  • Reply Junefer Vina September 8, 2019 at 4:29 am

    lol

  • Reply Zayden Ek September 8, 2019 at 5:18 am

    The ants:๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿœ

  • Reply sherwin&aireen angel&khyle September 8, 2019 at 6:26 am

    WOW IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL GUYS

  • Reply sherwin&aireen angel&khyle September 8, 2019 at 6:28 am

    COOL SAM AND SUE

  • Reply Mustafah Mustafah September 8, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Lady bug house ๐Ÿž๐Ÿž๐Ÿž๐Ÿž๐Ÿž๐Ÿž

  • Reply Rosa Medina September 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    We show call it sam expejerment

  • Reply Keri DeHerrera September 8, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Robocar Yvonne

  • Reply Daina Mamolo September 8, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    The workers house

  • Reply Neil Yang September 9, 2019 at 7:38 am

    Ant Runner House

  • Reply Ronnie Porter September 9, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Sam: do they become ANTOLIGeTS?
    Sue: No SAM!

  • Reply Scott Zemke September 10, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Where did you get that ant farm from?

  • Reply Vincent Lee September 10, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Maddie

  • Reply Jianwei Xiang September 10, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Sam name one of the ants Jesse

  • Reply Asti Hrlbck September 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Everything plastic! Oh yeah so natural!… call her bullshit no happy anty farm

  • Reply Chris Advincula September 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Where can I order an ant garm like that?

  • Reply Aroldo Pos September 14, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Roses r red vilots are blue make blue of u like wants to

  • Reply Lex Molon September 15, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Antalitic Farm

  • Reply starcluster September 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    to moisterize 1 second later ItS MOIstUrIZeD

  • Reply Theboss Child September 15, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    I love your video and ๐Ÿœ

  • Reply Sujata Mondal September 16, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Lolo is our ant house

  • Reply Suman Bala September 16, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    The ant farm name should be ant society

  • Reply poo poo September 19, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Call it ant care centre

  • Reply Lakshmi Sardar September 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Cat. man. dipper run

  • Reply king kamran8 September 19, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    call it ant prison to show they can never escape

  • Reply Dareth Koh September 20, 2019 at 4:29 am

    the ants are cute.

  • Reply David Jones September 20, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    A fast ant farm

  • Reply Sandra Roslini September 20, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Pls name it Speedy

  • Reply Stanley Lim September 20, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I love your chance

  • Reply Sandra Roslini September 21, 2019 at 7:46 am

    As soon as you said,its so relaxing guys I felt sleepy.

  • Reply Hover Shi September 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Name it "the ant house" ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿก

  • Reply Shana Parson September 22, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Sams ant ๐Ÿœ farm

  • Reply Potato Xinlei September 22, 2019 at 1:25 am

    You always make them look so easy

  • Reply DJ BURNIK September 22, 2019 at 1:29 am

    Ant tique house

  • Reply Edelyn Paculan September 22, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Anty slime colony

  • Reply #ลžศšร…ล˜BลชฤŒฤถล # FANS September 22, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Name it THE SIX BLACK because the SIX represent the ants's legs and the BLACK represent the colour of the ant

  • Reply catherine brady September 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Call it Ant Land

  • Reply Uchi Chi September 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Demi nanaonan sih maneh miara semut ?? Meh naon ? Plis jawab.

  • Reply Draven Alexander September 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    S

  • Reply Bleng bleng Diez September 26, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Antinator

  • Reply M KHALIL September 27, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Cool ๐Ÿ  just for cool ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ ๐Ÿœ what do you think about this?
    I am your biggest fan and I love you so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

  • Reply Juan Barajas September 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Pick the Nam Neamiah

  • Reply Jailson Lopes September 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    The black fast runners

  • Reply Lazymemerguy September 27, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    TROOM TROOM BUT IT'S ACTUALLY BETTER

  • Reply Kevin Biglane September 28, 2019 at 1:07 am

    โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Reply Kevin Biglane September 28, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Hhghu

  • Reply Kevin Biglane September 28, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Ox

  • Reply Kevin Biglane September 28, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Ss

  • Reply Raed Rockstar September 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

    This will be called rye

  • Reply Jessa Cenina September 28, 2019 at 10:42 am

    ant legacy

  • Reply lenny108 September 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    but will these ants survive after one month? Or are they all dead?

  • Reply Hayden Temperton September 28, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Ant farmie

  • Reply Zia Gakou September 28, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Love

  • Reply Pauline Nguyen September 28, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Antserator 2000

  • Reply Z' September 28, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Anti land

  • Reply Liza Macalinao September 29, 2019 at 12:06 am

    house of the ant queen

  • Reply Mr Gamer Pro September 29, 2019 at 3:44 am

    Name it Ants for life

  • Reply Charlie Mcmahon September 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    The ant hotel

  • Reply Thomas Barksdale September 30, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Giopth
    Jeremiah

  • Reply DJ C October 2, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Interesting ant

  • Reply Glen Grosic October 2, 2019 at 2:18 am

    Sammy is real

  • Reply Madison Wesley October 2, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹

  • Reply Madison Wesley October 2, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Too cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Reply Heng Ley October 3, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Ant and ant

  • Reply abdul rehman October 3, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Name it ant nest

  • Reply Yuvaraj Selvaraj October 3, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Can you make a note book holder

  • Reply Suveer Shiva MANAV October 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Let's call it the running hotel.

  • Reply Chan Kit Ying October 4, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Wow

  • Reply Afaq Haider October 5, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Olive

  • Reply Marlita Fernandez October 6, 2019 at 10:46 am

    lily,rony,tod,nany,stones

  • Reply Marlita Fernandez October 6, 2019 at 10:47 am

    ant name

  • Reply Sarah Frazer October 6, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Yes you can do this by taking your day ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆœ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

  • Reply Sarah Frazer October 6, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    The new ants new nest will be used for their first year in the world for eggs

  • Reply Alu T October 6, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    I got a name itโ€™s…………. Samโ€™s
    ant farm

  • Reply nicoleseals2012 October 8, 2019 at 2:11 am

    The working ants

  • Reply Mister Suave October 9, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I love your video it is super cool โคโคโคโคโค๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿก๐Ÿง๐Ÿจ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿช๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿป๐Ÿบ๐Ÿน

  • Reply Disney Princess Fun October 9, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I got a name it is ant farm ok Sam.

  • Reply Mark Grossnickle October 9, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I love your videos how do you come up with these awesome ideas

  • Reply Mark Grossnickle October 9, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I should call it the best aunt farm

  • Reply Mark Grossnickle October 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Wait no we should call it the kingdom of the ants

  • Reply ting pan October 10, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Ant ๐Ÿœ house ๐Ÿก

  • Reply nicole soria October 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    They are all sliding in the plastic

  • Reply Cameron Holloway October 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    The best aunt farm

  • Reply gideon obciana October 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Can you do the grossery gang toys pls!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Jordan Creagmile October 12, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Sam and sues ant farm

  • Reply Gacal Gacal October 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿœ

  • Reply Prescillano Abadinas October 13, 2019 at 5:51 am

    The name is antartica

  • Reply Angie Williams October 14, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Kiki

  • Reply Jonas Burns October 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Dream ciyy

  • Reply Isaac Magno October 14, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    in manila there is ants

  • Reply Irish Tambis October 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Its mally pls choice me ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡ i will be happy

  • Reply Irish Tambis October 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Wate they all like the same ants

  • Reply Irish Tambis October 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Ow.. wate sam can speaks mineds

  • Reply Noime Padayao October 16, 2019 at 5:54 am

    The name of your ant farm is ant nomadig

  • Reply Amazing Atasha October 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    make more vids please

  • Reply Friendly Lukie Tube October 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Golden Ants

  • Reply Gacha Kayshi Chan October 16, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Can you name it ๐Ÿœ Farm

  • Reply Winner Rocken October 17, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Ant prearudice

  • Reply wako wako October 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

    0

  • Reply dimas naufal October 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

    This ant petir not

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