The Age of Giant Insects


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  • Anarchy Antz
    Anarchy Antz Hace 2 días

    The carboniferous period. The time in history when one can of raid really wasn't enough and when scary, huge and venomous creepy crawlies wasnt just limited to Australia!

  • ๏ςՇ๏г๏к รยรђเ

    So if you're gonna time travel, don't visit the Carboniferous period. Got it! It's pretty crazy to think of a world where plant material doesn't decompose.

  • stalinvlad
    stalinvlad Hace 2 días

    How about some videos about us, why we developed homosexuality, and how it helps protect the matriarch ?

  • JustTrynaGraduate
    JustTrynaGraduate Hace 2 días

    Welcome... To Carboniferous Park! *gets impaled by Giant Scorpion..*

  • Random Derpy Family
    Random Derpy Family Hace 3 días

    🦀🐛🐜🐝🐞🕷🦂+O2=large 🦀🐛🐜🐝🐞🕷🦂

  • Ikbol ashurov
    Ikbol ashurov Hace 4 días

    so microorganisms had caused global O2 drop in that era,
    makes me wonder if people reducing O2 level as well or just increase of CO2.

  • junglemage666
    junglemage666 Hace 4 días

    Wait, so climate has changed before, many many times?? Wtf, I thought it was because of us.

  • Muhammed Mudhasir
    Muhammed Mudhasir Hace 4 días

    പോടീ ഇവുടന്ന്

  • Quinn The Wolf
    Quinn The Wolf Hace 7 días

    And how about the bacteriophage? They have a larger count then all of the organisms iincludin bacteria😅

  • PianoKing64
    PianoKing64 Hace 8 días

    Time to engineer Pokemon now

  • Big Ben
    Big Ben Hace 9 días

    Is that a drogonfly wing necklace?

  • Kenneth Florek
    Kenneth Florek Hace 9 días

    The oxygen went to 35% because plant photosynthesis made CO2 go down, and not much was using the oxygen. Was the CO2 at 35% before this? That's a lot. CO2 is now 0.04%

  • About Inferno
    About Inferno Hace 10 días


  • Sarif Sheikh
    Sarif Sheikh Hace 10 días +1

    Thnx for such information

  • Southside
    Southside Hace 10 días

    If one of them flew near me I’d literally scream and I’m an adult male

  • Irfan Ul Hasan Irfan
    Irfan Ul Hasan Irfan Hace 10 días

    Loved the background soundtrack.

  • Ash Perry
    Ash Perry Hace 11 días

    So you're saying I can grow an Aragog?

  • Elizabeth Khalifa
    Elizabeth Khalifa Hace 13 días

    my soul would leave my body if any one of these insects landed on me

  • Justin Hopkins
    Justin Hopkins Hace 13 días

    I don’t think I’d be keen on visiting a planet where insects dominate and evolve into intelligent life. :-/

  • Outsider868 P.C.G
    Outsider868 P.C.G Hace 15 días

    These comments though.

  • rhi gel
    rhi gel Hace 15 días

    When did insects like mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers, and sand-flies start needing blood to reproduce? What age of the earth?

  • Fascino93
    Fascino93 Hace 15 días

    erm why would scientists try to make large insects?

  • V Guyver
    V Guyver Hace 16 días

    I'm surprised you missed out on one detail regarding their survival. As these insects were getting bigger, it became harder to support the weight of such organisms as they lacked vertebrae. So how did they continue growing despite the hurdles of gravity? Their exoskeletons became thinner the bigger the species became.
    So the result with some of these giant insects was that they ended up with very thing shells that could be exploited by other animals, and that is part of the reason vertebrates began to climb the food chain.

  • Paul A
    Paul A Hace 16 días

    01:27 Nightmare guaranteed.

  • Megavicid
    Megavicid Hace 17 días

    My mom lived in east africa, she was one of the early settlers in the mountain region with many forests, there was this giant red wasp that was there that was the size of a person's full hand, she said when they sting you, you feel like you've died. Her grandpa also spoke of these eagles that would come and pick livestock away but were hunted down to extinction

  • _liquid_ smoke_
    _liquid_ smoke_ Hace 17 días

    Someone please tell me the name of the music in this video

  • LaMeri
    LaMeri Hace 18 días

    I just killed a millipede.

  • Xiao Liu
    Xiao Liu Hace 19 días

    why coconut crab are still big?

  • baldy hardnut
    baldy hardnut Hace 19 días +1

    You said 315 million years ago oxygen levels were 35% whereas now they are 25%. So will oxygen levels go to 5% in 600 million years or so...?

  • Puzzoozoo
    Puzzoozoo Hace 19 días

    Forest fires would have been bigger with all that extra oxygen fueling the combustion process.

  • Fuma Fu
    Fuma Fu Hace 21 un día +1

    Wow... I wish I could have seen those huge millipedes. I bet you could have rode on one!

  • Joe Hollow
    Joe Hollow Hace 21 un día

    I hate insects. We need more insect eating birds, reptiles, and mammals.

  • Gwent Champ
    Gwent Champ Hace 21 un día

    She's sort of cute in a nerdy way

  • Aby Awimba
    Aby Awimba Hace 22 días +1

    you mean The Age of Nope.

  • afro symphony
    afro symphony Hace 23 días +1

    wow amazing!

  • javier escontrias
    javier escontrias Hace 23 días

    Marry me?

  • Bboy Tyby
    Bboy Tyby Hace 23 días

    Bodybuilders needs more oxygen!!!!

  • Gabriel Vitor
    Gabriel Vitor Hace 24 días

    well its not fair count all insects at once... so then we should count all mammals at once too

  • ProfChaos 619
    ProfChaos 619 Hace 24 días

    You know there was some tremors crawling around back then

  • edgeeffect
    edgeeffect Hace 25 días

    That that CO2 they didn't have then... well, we're letting it all back out now.

  • The Garage Band
    The Garage Band Hace 26 días

    Just go from 3:00 to 3:20. Love youse guise!

  • Evil Bastard
    Evil Bastard Hace 26 días +1

    Always with Arthropleura, who's not even an insect. She didn't talk at all about all the other huge bugs during that time.

  • Evil Bastard
    Evil Bastard Hace 26 días

    I desperately need to have a time machine that flies.

  • Mountain Months
    Mountain Months Hace 26 días +1

    no, millipedes are NOT cute

  • Randomness TS
    Randomness TS Hace 26 días

    1:53 "That's because human doesn't exist yet to destroyed the forest and jungle and basically the world"... :v

  • madman2u
    madman2u Hace 27 días

    I don't know about you but I'm glad that most insects today are small.

  • Etheoma
    Etheoma Hace 27 días +1


  • Jordan C. Wilde
    Jordan C. Wilde Hace 27 días

    2 Meter Centipede ? Nah, nah, f that i don't want to timetravel anymore.

  • Harry Flashman
    Harry Flashman Hace 28 días

    I wonder who actually gives a thumbs down to these videos? Why?

  • Feral ChimneySweep
    Feral ChimneySweep Hace 28 días

    3:09 Atari Centipede...

  • Jan Michael Vincent
    Jan Michael Vincent Hace 28 días

    Stupid "standard" system.. I don't know how long a meter is dammit lol.

  • Paddy O Kearney
    Paddy O Kearney Hace 29 días +1

    Great Video!

  • b888
    b888 Hace 29 días

    cute little millipedes? haa...

  • Ivan Vitez
    Ivan Vitez Hace 29 días

    Hey @PBSEons can you tell us about the insect chitin and how it's related to insect growth? As far as I know, chitin grows proportionately weaker as the size of the insect increases. Doesn't this mean that it's an important factor and why isn't it mentioned in the video?

  • naw nope
    naw nope Hace 29 días

    "they started making bigger larvae so they took in less oxygen relative to their size" woeful misrepresentation of how adaptation works.

  • Mio Bonogodk oiM
    Mio Bonogodk oiM Hace 29 días

    Wait... so ur sayin that if the Earth gets 35% oxygen then there woud be rideable beetls? AWESOME!!!!

  • Julia Shenandoah
    Julia Shenandoah Hace 29 días

    So better keep the oxygen level low in the house, or the basement spiders become dog-sized after a few generations.

  • forondalouie
    forondalouie Hace 29 días

    Imagine cockroaches back then... then you see them flying towards you.. then you saw those hairy feet..

  • Rival Stalker
    Rival Stalker Hace 29 días

    _Is it Isopod hour yet?_

  • Ryder W-h
    Ryder W-h Hace 29 días

    How did they shrink back again??

  • Michael Jr Sadgwar
    Michael Jr Sadgwar Hace un mes +1

    Or as I like to call it
    The Age of Nope

  • ccmyart
    ccmyart Hace un mes

    Oh my Gawd, O2 levels dropped. Where were the SUV's and the smoke stacks?

  • depressed cockroach
    depressed cockroach Hace un mes

    nope nope nope

  • Festivejelly
    Festivejelly Hace un mes

    Technically not all of this is true. There is a ceiling on how big insects can get due to their body structure. For example an exoskeleton couldnt support an insect the size of a human.

  • Hector Sanchez
    Hector Sanchez Hace un mes

    when I took a deep breath i started coughing, lol

  • The Rev. Zell
    The Rev. Zell Hace un mes

    That giant arthropod scared the heck outta me haha, nope.jpg

  • shaggy baggy
    shaggy baggy Hace un mes

    Whats the background music?

  • Get Outdoors NY
    Get Outdoors NY Hace un mes

    OMG! I love you! :)

  • Alexey Souvorkin
    Alexey Souvorkin Hace un mes

    Would be nice if you could describe the ferocity of bushfires in an atmosphere with that much oxygen.
    Might have been what caused the O2 levels to drop in the end, series of epic global bushfires?...

  • David C
    David C Hace un mes

    350 million years ago. Okay, just give me one year to attempt to truly appreciate that time. Nup, it’s not really possible for the Homo Saipan mind is it. Sigh. Excellent video.

  • _Galaxia_
    _Galaxia_ Hace un mes

    You can't compare one species (humans) to a bundle of different species. Comparing humans to flies, comparing them to bees, comparing them to grasshoppers alright but comparing them to them all combined doesn't make sense

  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Ludwig van Beethoven Hace un mes

    hiding in the comments section with a can of giant insect raid

  • mushroomroom007
    mushroomroom007 Hace un mes

    There’s nothing cute about millipedes

  • devron ewing
    devron ewing Hace un mes

    Maybe a fire lowered the o2. Or eruption? The 2 million year rains.

  • Thel 'Vadam
    Thel 'Vadam Hace un mes

    fantastically terrifying

  • Will M.
    Will M. Hace un mes

    Does this mean the trees were gigantic?

  • nicole delcourt
    nicole delcourt Hace un mes +1

    here goes my evening and probably my night too listening to your programs!!

  • PlainsPup
    PlainsPup Hace un mes +1

    00:10 - You can't compare a single species (7 billion humans) to a whole class (10 quintillion insects). How many individuals are there in a single species of ladybug? What's the world population of honeybees? How many monarch butterflies are there? Also, what is the biomass of a given species? The calculus presented here is not very meaningful.

  • Doppelminds
    Doppelminds Hace un mes

    The Carboniferous period was also known as the Nope Era

  • Snakey Mations
    Snakey Mations Hace un mes

    Imagine how big Asian hornets would have been... creepy

  • Jonathan De guzman
    Jonathan De guzman Hace un mes

    So.... We can grow a giant insects today? Nicee now i can ride a dragonfly.

  • O_. Nobody ._O
    O_. Nobody ._O Hace un mes

    A bugs life irl🐜

  • WILL D
    WILL D Hace un mes

    so i can make giant bugs if i have an air tight box, normal sized bugs, some extra oxygen, and some time.... would it work with spiders?

  • Barbara Singh
    Barbara Singh Hace un mes

    @ :21 "humans numbered more then 7 billion at this point." So around the number of people today on the planet?

  • Matthew Anthony
    Matthew Anthony Hace un mes

    What I got from this is that oxygen is running out.

  • Insert clever name here

    Ah I would of loved to see a big bug and fight it

  • Adrian Watts
    Adrian Watts Hace un mes

    Was there a period of huge arachnids, too?

  • Wandering Wade
    Wandering Wade Hace un mes +1

    I'm pretty sure the age of the giant bugs was the 1950's. That's what late night movies tell us.

  • Demurge
    Demurge Hace un mes

    The NOPE period

  • Caleb Shonk
    Caleb Shonk Hace un mes

    Also known as "the age of NOPE!"

  • Spencer Layne
    Spencer Layne Hace un mes

    Land mass! Animals grow according to the size of its land! Take Shetland ponies for example! At that point all land was together and so all animals were bigger. It's common sense

  • Chris
    Chris Hace un mes

    Does size really indicate ‘their time/golden era’? I would say that diversity and ‘fit-ness’ would be the better gauge for the success of a species/order

  • nachowarrior1
    nachowarrior1 Hace un mes

    I don’t know the metric system because I was taught in American imperial measurement, so I can’t put these measurements into perspective 😢

  • QTee
    QTee Hace un mes

    Well thankgawd they couldn't survive..

  • Relive
    Relive Hace un mes

    Imagine how fresh the air was back then

  • Neo Theone
    Neo Theone Hace un mes

    Make Earth Oxygen Rich Again.. #MEORA

  • Martijn
    Martijn Hace un mes

    If there is currently around 400 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere, how was the oxygen concentration so much higher back then? Was there less nitrogen in the atmosphere?

  • nikhil menon
    nikhil menon Hace un mes

    The carboniferous era. More like the age of nope!

  • Apt215 Melissa Brown
    Apt215 Melissa Brown Hace un mes

    I've heard some suggest that this should be the Anthropocene because of how profoundly we impact the planet. Even insects' environs come and go at the whims of human decisions, ,but they seem to survive as the most adaptive of all life forms. So, they'll be here long after the Anthropocene Era. They win the war, even if we win the battle.

  • Sneaky Pete
    Sneaky Pete Hace un mes

    More like the age of monsters