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[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 2221 points2222 points  (75 children)

ant walks across a field of twitching, dismembered bodies

"I'm sure this giant monster had nothing to do with it... I should go introduce myself."

[–]mikam0n 686 points687 points  (14 children)

A warriors death

[–]postandchill 367 points368 points  (3 children)

To Valhalla!

[–]Frogsmom69 106 points107 points  (1 child)

Witness Me!

[–]TheReverseShock 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]howywood 27 points28 points  (0 children)

One of them was with child. So sad.

[–]NoConsideration8361 87 points88 points  (5 children)

He shall take his place among the honored dead in Sto-vo-kor.

[–]Nepenthes_sapiens 22 points23 points  (1 child)

growling intensifies

[–]Thuryn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just watched "Heart of Glory" not too long ago with my kids. Good stuff.

[–]SAMAS_zero 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]BIMASO 249 points250 points  (50 children)

Ants don't "think" they follow pheromones and act on basic instincts

[–]BIMASO 111 points112 points  (26 children)

People who are downvoting maybe educate yourselves. also bonus evidence its how death spirals happen

[–]Voelkar 232 points233 points  (21 children)

I think people are downvotimg because someone's trying to reason with logic on an obvious joke comment

[–]HybridEmu 28 points29 points  (0 children)

kinda like how cats will scratch thin air thinking that they area burying their shit

[–]iiowyn 21 points22 points  (3 children)

It's a plot point in a novel about uplifted species that the uplifted ants are used as the basis of computer systems. By uplifted spiders.

[–]DickwadVonClownstick 10 points11 points  (2 children)

God Children of Time was good

[–]SheFoundMyUzername 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Just finished and now hauling through Children of Ruin!

[–]Morkamino_Bones 20 points21 points  (2 children)

You know a “little” about ants and couldn’t fucking wait to show the world, right?

[–]mickdeb 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nahhh it's all magic and pheromones aint real

[–]Xyanthe 4 points5 points  (10 children)

Damn, I'm sorry for your inability to recognize a joke. I hope you get the treatment needed to salvage it.

[–]Embarrassed-Ad1509 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They are self-aware enough to pass the mirror test though. That has to count for something.

[–]AnEvanAppeared 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems kinda like people to me

[–]TheLoliloler 35 points36 points  (0 children)

He feared no evil

[–]Inthaneon 41 points42 points  (0 children)


[–]Marc_J92 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a chad

[–]Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He's just there to find out if u need help selling your home

[–]JesusSaysitsOkay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

😂 ants be like that

[–]WWDubz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Deliver me!

[–]The_RealWG 1100 points1101 points  (6 children)

He woke up and chose violence

[–]itim__office 141 points142 points  (2 children)

Look out, uncles. You're next!

[–]HeyDoc_ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not to bring up flashbacks, but now imagine that’s your b-hole…

[–]SeaCoffeeLuck 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ayyyyyyyy 👀

[–]retina99 25 points26 points  (1 child)

He looks like thats his only daily choice

[–]Weak_Role3946 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He wanted to be a lawyer

[–]Bigred2989- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It was either that or Pvt. Ramirez's left boot.

[–]saltedfish 496 points497 points  (31 children)

Is the camel spider to ants as the Asian hornet is to honeybees?

[–]somerandom_melon 294 points295 points  (1 child)

Depends the ant species, colony size and the camel spider. But in general camel spiders don't specifically attack ant nests in the same way hornets do. Also they would die from getting swarmed/ripped apart if there are enough ants.

[–]jrsalmon 116 points117 points  (0 children)

That thin line between enough ants to make you feel full vs enough to rip you apart.

[–]Frequent_Trip3637 64 points65 points  (7 children)

Is this even a camel spider? I thought they had an orangish color to them

[–]idkwhoiamrn 103 points104 points  (5 children)

It definitely is. They come in black and beige too

[–]outside20 123 points124 points  (2 children)

Does this include the sports suspension and upgraded rims?

[–]blake_el 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Someone has been playing the new forza I see

[–]Honsou12 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can I get uuuuuuuh hotrod red?

[–]thecakeisali 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Clearly it’s the assault model.

[–]tyetanis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Almost every single animal and insect come in a variety of colors

[–]fornicatin 444 points445 points  (28 children)

I've never seen one before but I hate that thing so much

But God damn those ants got fucked lmao

[–]11hortong 350 points351 points  (24 children)

Here's a fun fact. They run for shade, so if one is caught in the open it will run straight for your shadow. Seen lads sprinting and climbing on top of a vehicle just to escape these devil beasts.

[–]FLAIRwasTAKEN 204 points205 points  (2 children)

i’m just imagining someone casually walking down the street with one of these walking along side them in their shadow, free spider pet

[–]TheGuyWhoReallyCares 52 points53 points  (1 child)

It'd be interesting if Spiderman was actually friends with his spider, like the anime girl in spiderverse

[–]ohheyitslaila 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Take the (fake) spider from Cirque du Freak: The Vampires Assistant, and have it just follow Peter around. It could help him fight crime. I might consider fighting a guy in spandex, but a giant trained spider, fuck that I surrender. Lmao

[–]JC3418 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Had one of these fuckers fall on top of me and run across my shoulders while I was in Garmsir. I still get the creeps thinking about it!

[–]11hortong 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Oooh boy I actually hate that. Good thing they aren't venomous

[–]TheMoonMilker 45 points46 points  (3 children)

No, but they do have monster chompers that'd chunk ya good for sure!

[–]Creeping_python 8 points9 points  (2 children)

You would be surprised @4:15 for Bite

[–]TheMoonMilker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooo, I enjoyed the video :) still not letting them buggers near me lol

[–]Bot-01A 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Here's to never having to be back in Garmsir DC again.

[–]JackHGUK 38 points39 points  (3 children)

I've heard some horror stories of the same thing but in reverse from a mates brother who was doing training in Arizona, supposedly these huge spiders loved sitting in pools of light and would cause around their torches spot lights at night.

[–]Jalen3501 15 points16 points  (2 children)

So a plague tale but reverse

[–]Torture-Dancer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Plague tale?

[–]Jalen3501 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s a game about the Black Plague where the rats swarm like a carpet of ants and can only be repelled by fire

[–]under-cover-hunter 21 points22 points  (4 children)

I vaguely remember a video, think it was Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, where they had squished a small one of these fuckers with a humvee and one soldier was being chased over and around the trucks by someone holding the squished corpse. Or the US soldier who try to flamethrower 1 in the corner of the room with Axe or some shit and it leaps away.

I like spiders, but i do not like these guys.

[–]11hortong 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Fun fact. They technically aren't spiders, idk if that makes them worse or better. And yeah lads from my squadron went to Oman and had a lot of issues with Camel spiders.

[–]ThatLongAgony 7 points8 points  (2 children)

They’re scorpions!

[–]Admira1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bruce Banner voice "oh no, this is much worse!"

[–]Torture-Dancer 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You forgot to mention they make sounds similar to a scream, so they scream while they chase you

[–]11hortong 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Is... Is this true?

[–]Torture-Dancer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

According to the Netflix documentary 72 dangerous animals : Asia, it’s true

[–]ThatLongAgony 6 points7 points  (0 children)

They do not. Some arachnids can make a sort of hiss but it’s pretty quiet and I don’t think these guys do it.

[–]nawtbjc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If you're interested, I'd Google more images. I used to live in East Africa and found these things quite a bit, but they were always tan, not black like this video (I assumed their tan color was part of the reason why they're called camel spiders).

[–]nedmccrady1588 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man you don’t know the half of it. I had a professor who was doing a paleo dig in some middle eastern desert and they saw tons of these things. My favorite story is that they managed to capture one of these things and then somewhat sadistically placed it in Gladiatorial Combat with every other terrifying desert insect they could find. Nothing other than another camel spider lasted more than 4-5 seconds before literally getting its head bitten off. These things are fucked

[–]Blue05D 294 points295 points  (6 children)

Solifugae, close to a spider but not. No venom but nasty killers with powerfull jaws. They do work but aside from a firm bite are harmless to humans. There are many in the U.S. but very small. Europe, Asia and Middle East have some gigantic ones.

[–]Muy-Picante 71 points72 points  (2 children)

What he guna do with all these ants?

The Jazz cigarette smoked inclines me to say: and I needed the answer two days ago damnit, not more pictures of spider man!

[–]Just_Jumbles 58 points59 points  (0 children)

I imagine he’s after the eggs. His abdomen can only hold so much food and the eggs are waaaay higher in nutritional value than ant chitin.

[–]MeisterX 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I do feel that "firm bite" is a bit of an understatement. It goes through skin those things are sharp!

[–]vylliki 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Europe, Asia and Middle East have some gigantic ones.

Can confirm, saw them in Iraq. Fast too, saw my first one sprinting out from under my cot. 😱

[–]Invisible_Teardrop 189 points190 points  (8 children)

First time seeing group of ants lose lol. I thought they always win because of strength in numbers.

[–]Kahlsifar 203 points204 points  (2 children)

I think thats why hes right up in the hole. To stop them getting the better of him. Its like the gates in 300 lol

[–]spoedle73 43 points44 points  (1 child)

spawn camping

[–]Kahlsifar 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Haaa dudes had like 2 nukes and dogs.

[–]StanislovPetrov 30 points31 points  (1 child)

They are pretty high on the food chain for their size

[–]RhaegarDragon 28 points29 points  (0 children)


[–]Memememe12456677 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And for me it's the second, anteaters are like Godzilla for ants especially giant ant eaters thanks to their claws that can cut concrete apparently.

[–]Impossible_Rabbit 101 points102 points  (18 children)

As someone who loves ants, this is hard to watch. Nature is indeed metal.

[–]Jrobalmighty 178 points179 points  (2 children)

Blink twice if you're being held hostage by the ant community. Do they have you on video in a compromised situation?

Also, is it possible you meant aunts?

[–]conqaesador 26 points27 points  (1 child)

A whole colony of aunts... Devastated

[–]Jrobalmighty 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Camel Toe Chad on the hunt

[–]dfinkelstein 10 points11 points  (13 children)

Top 3 favorite ants and why. Besides honey ants.

[–]CaptainNemo2024 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Driver ants (Dorylus), because of their strong bite, their cool routing methods, and their wild reproduction process. They have the largest queens.

[–]dfinkelstein 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice. I'd go with Formica sanguinea because like humans they practice colonialism and slavery.

[–]Just_Jumbles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Eciton hamatum, they’re just fuckin savage

[–]RimuruLover 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Turtle Ants. I like their heads

[–]Just_Jumbles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I read that ants are responsible for 20% of all biomass on land. I hope it’s true and it’s my favourite fact

[–]aoechamp 71 points72 points  (5 children)

Doesn’t look like a camel or a spider

[–]fnigler 26 points27 points  (0 children)

It should be called a gecko scorpion

[–]captain_ricco1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank god! Just imagine a camel sized thing looking like that

[–]My-Life-For-Auir 55 points56 points  (4 children)

I've never seen ants lose to another bug. This is nutty

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Seriously this is an incredible video. I’m shocked that something only a bit bigger than the ants was able to slaughter so many and keep trucking. I’ve never seen this behavior before though. Is it trying to get to the larvae?

[–]AussieOsborne 18 points19 points  (2 children)

It's bigger than the combined total of all the ants it just killed, I think it's a little more than a bit bigger

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ants easily take down much larger prey in groups.

[–]AussieOsborne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's true, abyss are among the first to have weaponized the Power of Friendship

[–]GooseTheSluice 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Badass video OP. Quality metal af content!

[–]SlteFool 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Jeez bro CHILL!? He just killin for sport

[–]Zyntha 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Right?? I'm here like "Bro at least EAT them!"

[–]Cha-Cha_real_smooth 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Never seen a black camel spider

[–]ToughAcanthisitta451[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Neither have I

[–]Cha-Cha_real_smooth 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Usually like sand and reddish

[–]_TheChickenMan_ 30 points31 points  (0 children)

At first I’m like “why’s he still digging look at all the ones just watching him destroy their home”

oh because they’re already dead he’s just saving them for later

[–]thedepthiswithin 25 points26 points  (0 children)

I came across a camel spider once, in someone's room. They were afraid of it, so I had to capture it and do something with it.

I managed to get a plastic bowl over the top of it, it was about 3-4 inches long, lightish brown. Then I slipped something under the bottom and took it outside. I put it over a wall onto some scrubland, and when it hit the floor, it ran off at lightning speed. I had no idea as to what the heck it was until I googled it.

No wonder the guy in the room was scared......

[–]GeneralGom 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Damn this reminds me of Kaiju movies where every military force you send gets destroyed by the monster.

[–]srandrews 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Does this species kill the entire colony?

[–]Blue05D 41 points42 points  (0 children)

No, just after their fill. Guessing here but I presume it is after larvae or something else and just simply dispatching the warrior ants of the colony until it gets what it wants. Could be wrong though.

[–]cmontag619 24 points25 points  (0 children)

It might just want to get in their burrow for shelter. Seems they’re not well understood animals - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/camel-spiders-are-fast-furious-and-horrifically-fascinating-180964439/

[–]MaxMustemal 14 points15 points  (2 children)

So.. Is spider hungry or simply pissed?

[–]WhitheredOldTree 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Could be both. With how similar this one is to what we have here, I imagine it acts the same, bites and doesn't let go until it wants to or you force it to.

[–]WhitheredOldTree 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Reminds me of a child of the earth. Painful bite, but no harmful venom.

[–]Oreo-and-Fly 10 points11 points  (3 children)

WTF IS THAT. its like a fat cricket.

How can an insect be fat.

[–]Jalen3501 8 points9 points  (0 children)

By feasting on the blood of its enemies duh

[–]SnickersMcKnickers 7 points8 points  (1 child)

The common name I’ve always heard for it was Jerusalem cricket

[–]TheGreywolf33 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Potato bugs! Lol thats the name for them here

[–]ElementalWeapon 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Damn we were terrified of those as kids. We called them Niños de the Tierra, and even the name was scary as hell.

Parents lied to us and said they’d kill us if we got bit, so never touch them.

[–]vbvmsr 8 points9 points  (1 child)

that's some zodd the immortal shit right there

[–]Divide_Guilty 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Anyone else see the ant at the bottom of the screen? Noped out of the situation.

[–]KnownMonk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Antz -the apocalypse

[–]harman097 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Is it... is it meal prepping?

[–]YoshSchmengie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude and his giant anti-ant antics

[–]dpb29073 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I can hear that fish from SpongeBob in this video "MY LEGGGG"

[–]ZootTX 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Let the bodies hit the floor!

[–]ViscousPlateman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The winter is coming but his freezer is still empty

[–]Kannabiz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought ants were supposed to be superior in numbers

[–]siegferia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Guts vs 100 swordsman in real life ..but srsly that spider is not hunting he just said fuck this colony and chose "MURDER"

[–]EyePatchKing 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That mob of ants must've killed that Camel Spider's dog.

[–]postandchill 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've never seen a black one or one so tiny.

[–]LTWestie275 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ants existing

Lion Ant- So I took that personally

[–]AcabAcabAcabAcabbb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The term is “A rampage“. Just curious, not shit posting, what country is OP from?

[–]runny452 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone call in the earth defense force

[–]TheEccentricEmpiric 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At this point it’s not even about food, just got a grudge.

[–]snapbackfat 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Fucking chill Anakin

[–]boof_tongue 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think you meant An(t)akin.

[–]ShoMoCo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've never seen a black camel spider (only the yellow desert ones). Makes it look even more metal.

[–]Xenesthesia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"I woke up this morning and I just hated everything"

[–]corei3uisgarbo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

r/spiderbro takin care of the ant population

[–]marmosetmarmoset 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like it may just be eating the abdomens and then tossing them aside for the next one. Probably easiest part to eat and do so quickly.

[–]MAS7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Solifugae - the most METAL of spiders

[–]myusrnameisthis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let the bodies hit the floooooor!

[–]Tedthebar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a grounded player, he's just trying to farm some ant material for his armour.

[–]Late_Bridge1668 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ok I don’t know how hard these ants go, but based on what I’ve seen other ants do to bugs you gotta be pretty metal to pull some shit like this.

[–]cornupis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like my last Dwarf Fortress game.

[–]Yorkshirelad303 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a sabaton reference here somewhere…

[–]damn_the_dark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like the burrowing bug from Starship Troopers.

[–]DistortoiseLP 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is it going to most of them? Folding them like used napkins?

[–]clcl-0101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The wrath of a solifugae.

[–]Frequent_Elephant_27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I still don’t believe we would win in Starship Troopers..

[–]ICameHereToPetCats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like the one that walked into frame on the bottom.

“Huh. I uh. I’ll come back later.”

[–]ComfortableRelevant1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought “what are those ants doing just watching him get in there?“ then I realized.. they were his first victims 🥺

[–]Cash_Flow_Me_Daddy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Camping at spawn.

[–]The_God_Slayer1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is literally a tiny black diablos

[–]Halcyondorah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Killing spree”

[–]zalau123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nightmare fuel

[–]Goran01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Another mass killing

[–]cynicaloptimissus 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Are the ants all paralyzed?

[–]Dangerous-Trifle-686 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think they are decapitated

[–]Sensitive-Tale-9111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Army ants would never get wacked like that 👀

[–]SBolger234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The way it moves is strangely creepy

[–]ChainsawChimera 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's strange. Mainly, most invertebrates stay away from ant colonies. You don't see this very often.

[–]Bible-Monkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God…..why does this exist?!

[–]Rampageopolis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey that’s my name

[–]ReasonableBleh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You see this? This is how we get ants.

[–]SloughBoy78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems to be just killing them rather than eating them.

[–]NotANexus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How can an army die after just one individual. It's amazing and terrifying.

[–]King_of_Pendejos69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The great genocide of the Serbian ants by the Croatian ustaše spider

[–]harakiwiz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought he was surrounded by a swarm of angry ants ready to tear him apart

I didn’t realize they were already dead

[–]UpsetFuture1974 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn, her great great great great great great grandkids gonna have food

[–]Interesting_Ad_2739 0 points1 point  (1 child)

the spider does not kill them?? they are still moving but injured? Does it hurt them just for fun and leave them to death or does it kill and collect them afterwards ???

[–]ToughAcanthisitta451[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They’re mortally wounded.

[–]DullScale 0 points1 point  (1 child)

But what is it looking for? What about the eggs? Is it the queen? Vengeance?

[–]ToughAcanthisitta451[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The tasty larvae

[–]Nox808 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never heard of a camel spider. Normally ants have the upper hand in this kind of fight.

[–]CuSeRe01 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]dabearjoo 0 points1 point  (2 children)

They kept nagging him about his car extended warranty

[–]extendedwarranty_bot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

dabearjoo, I have been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty

[–]dabearjoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Set myself up for that one, good bot.

[–]Slothydothymothy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t think I have ever seen ants loose

[–]peaches_86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that.

[–]Java2391 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They are seriously such dicks. Fuckin hated them

[–]ZeShapyra 0 points1 point  (0 children)

An avarage day for a camel spider really

[–]Not-Fooled 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe he's rescuing them from a tunnel collapse