My New Pet Devil (Surinam Horned Frog)

Guys, I can’t wait to show you our newest
member of the Antiverse! On this channel, as you know, we explore the
amazing and epic worlds of various ant colonies, large and small, ravenous and bizarre, but
our ant kingdoms also share the Antiverse with a variety of other creatures, like vampire
crabs living on the island of Vampiron, snails, fish, and shrimp in the waters, axolotls,
a city of roaches, and even a great green-bottle blue tarantula, named Goddess Azula. But every now and then a new creature will
move into our Antiverse, to integrate into our great society of beloved creatures, and
this new horned beast, will truly amaze you, especially when you see the sanctuary and
home we’re constructing for it, as well as when our new beast eats! Ladies and gentlemen, gather round, and prepare
to create another magical world and discover some interesting things about my new pet devil. Here on the AntsCanada Ant Channel. Please subscribe to my channel and hit the
bell icon! Welcome to the AC Family, enjoy! I figured since our Antiverse already had
a Goddess, it was only appropriate to introduce a counterpart to the Antiverse. Unlike Azula, who resides in a drier, dessert/oasis
type kingdom we call the Arachno Sanctorium, our great Antiverse new comer loves its kingdom
nice and wet! (waterfall) I can’t wait for you guys to see what I, your Creator of Worlds,
has planned up ahead, so keep on watching until the end. (blur out shot) Peeking from beneath a wet, forest-green duvet
of moss, awaits our new pet devil. Its eyes lay exposed above the moss as it
lay in wait, patiently for its new home to be built, and for its next great meal. Today, we will be providing this pet devil
of ours both of these very necessary demands. But let’s have a closer look at our demonic
creature here, shall we? Obviously, this is not a real demonic creature
from some underworld, but rather a pretty shy and lumbering amphibian. AC Family, this here is a Suriname Horned
Frog, known scientifically as Ceratophrys cornuta, sometimes known as an Amazonian horned
frog. As its name suggests, it is native to South
America and also sports two horn-like projections from its eyes. Just as it’s doing here, in the wild, it is
usually spending most of its time huddled within self-made pits within the soils or
leaf litter of the rainforest floor, simply waiting to ambush prey that comes along. These frogs don’t actively hunt, but are built
to simply stay still and wait for food to coming moseying along by, upon which this
frog swallows its prey whole, which brings me to one of the most amazing things about
this frog – its feeding habits! AC Family, so get this! These frogs are eating machines! In fact, they eat so much, that they’ve earned
the name “Pacman Frog” in the pet trade. In the wild, they will eat insects, other
invertebrates, even larger prey like other reptiles, amphibians, or small rodents or
birds! Yes, these frogs can eat mice and chicks once
full grown! I can’t wait to show you what I feed it! We must be careful working around this devil,
though, because word has it, they’re quite aggressive and have a big mouth for biting! More about that, later! Our devil frog here is currently a rotund
4 inches in length, but can grow to twice the size. It will be great to document over time how
quickly this frog grows, if it ever will. I’m not sure if this is a male or a female,
but I’ll explain later what my guess is. It’s got a beautiful lime green colour that
I just love, and I know, you AC Family, will come to love this new horned frog, too. Alright, more to observe and discover about
our horned frog later, but first, AC Family, we have some work to do, so let’s put our
new guest to the side for now. It’s time to do what we do best, guys, and
create a whole new haven for our new frog to live in, and I’ve got some epic plans ahead! Here before us are all the materials I’ll
be using to construct what I foresee to be the perfect haven for our pet amphibian devil. My goal for this habitat creation is to create
a marsh paradise, that will make life for the frog easy and comfortable. Here is the terrarium I will be using. It opens from the front giving easy access
to the inside. It’s got some great height which I will make
use of, for our mossy marsh paradise. It closes and locks in place quite conveniently. So the first thing I needed to do was install
the components of the setup. Here is a submersible filter, that will help
keep the waters clean. Water enters these holes, gets filtered and
pumped out through this tube, which I’ve attached. Let’s install this now. The chord runs upward, as well as the tube. Promise, you guys will understand the plans
of this moss marsh haven, as we go along. Next, I wanted to add filter foam to create
a nice barrier around our filter, to keep large pieces of debris from getting caught
in our filter, and also to create some spaces for our next component coming up! Alright and up next, I’ve got a bag of activated
carbon, which I will be place into the sectioned off spaces created by the foam. This carbon will also help eliminate toxic
metals and other substances that might end up in the water. Amphibians like frogs have very moist and
permeable skin, which means they absorb toxins quite easily. Our devil won’t be able to get at this carbon
layer due to the foam, but will be able to experience the benefits of it once this entire
habitat is up and running. Next, I needed some living moss, and I needed
lots of it, so I went to the best moss source I had. My planted tropical fish tank, which had massive
bushes of it growing on driftwood. I went in a harvested a lot of this sacred
and awesome java moss, which grew so abundantly in my fish tank. Now although this moss grows well in water,
it can also grow on land if it stays moist enough. And now, AC Family, it’s time I show you what
I feel is the most epic feature of this paludarium. This here is a background which resembles
a rock wall. It’s got a tonne of neat ridges that make
it ideal for what I call a “living wall”. Let’s start! So with the moss, I arranged it onto the wall,
and used stainless steel wire pieces to pin it into place. Now the secret to getting moss to grow is
to simply not touch or move it once you’ve planted it. Over time, the growing moss will eventually
naturally attach itself to this rock wall, but for now, we’ll need pins to attach it. Some people even use super glue to fasten
their moss into place while waiting for them to naturally attach! Let’s fasten the living wall up against the
back now. Next, to make this living wall complete, I
wanted to add some pothos which is excellent for these kinds of planting spots. I fastened some pothos clippings onto the
living wall using stainless steel wire. I personally love this plant because it’s
so hardy and adapts well to transplants, especially if they’re moving into wetter environments. This pothos will surely continue to grow and
naturally attach over time to this living wall, as long as it is kept moistened, but
stay tuned for my epic plans regarding that! OK! There we go! Living wall all done! What do you guys think? Looks really cool already right? I know, but wait! There’s more! Now here, we have a rock bowl used as a food
or water bowl for reptiles, but in this case, it will be holding our digging medium and
land moss, creating the land portion/island on which our horned frog will be residing. I added tropical plants to really bring the
island to life. Next, time to place the island into the tank. Oooh our world is really starting to take
shape now! Alright, next, it was time to cover the island
with more moss. I’m really hoping this moss continues to thrive
where I’ve laid it. Our horned frog absolutely loves the stuff,
so I’m hoping it will love all of this moss! Now AC Family, are you ready for this? Here’s the absolute coolest part of my architectural
plans for this enclosure. OK! Once again, I knew one of the big things moss
needed to survive was moisture, meaning all of this moss needed to stay moist in order
to continue thriving, so I needed to make sure water was constantly bathing all mossy
surfaces. So here’s the mesh cover which fits nicely
onto the top. And next, my plan was to install this piece
over it after attaching it to the tube leading from the filter. This means, after installation, the freshly
cleaned waters coming from the filter, create channels of water that will constantly trickle
down our living wall, providing all the moss and plants the water they need. The water will also end up bathing over the
moss of the island, thereby keep it nicely hydrated. After adding the water, and turning on the
filter, and making a few adjustments, our new terrarium was complete! AC Family, behold! I’m pleased to present to you, Pacmania. Isn’t it so serene? The water trickled so nicely down our living
wall, just as planned. Have a look! I just loved the look of the plants and all
that awesome moss for the frog to bury in! I loved the wet mossy living wall! I suspect our new frog will love this place! Speaking of which, it was now time to introduce
our horned devil into Pacmania. I new I had to do this super carefully because,
first, I didn’t want to stress our frog out too much. These frogs aren’t exactly the hard-to-catch,
fast moving frogs. In fact, they’re not built for frequent and
regular movement, and do best in terrariums like ours that don’t require the frogs to
have to travel or swim too far. But also, these frogs are notoriously aggressive
and territorial. So, I did my best to keep my fingers far away
from that mouth at all times! Using the duvet of moss to shield my fingers,
I gently pushed the frog out of its carrier and into Pacmania. And then it was in, and instantly, the frog
made itself at home in our marshy, moss island. It was so awesome to see the frog already
liking the home we made for it! It lay happily under the cover of moss, and
I marveled at the look of it sitting still in the setup. She truly looked like she belonged and appreciated
Pacmania. Look at that skin! And those eyes! Now, ready to hear my guess as to whether
this is a male or a female? So apparently, female frogs grow larger than
male ones, and when this big one was sold to me, it was suspected that it was a female
because of her size, but one of the things that made me question this was, while I was building Pacmania, I continued
to hear some interesting croaks and chirps from the frog multiple times in a few hours. Now although females have been known to make
sounds, it’s the males that are truly the song-makers. Plus, males also tend to be more brightly,
ornately coloured than females, so could this possibly be a male, AC Family? Or do you think just a really chatty female? Let me know what you guys think. One of the things, I need to say real quick
was one of the components of Pacmania was pebbles, a substrate at the bottom of the
water part of the setup. I have since removed that, when I realized
it could lead to the frog ingesting it and causing impaction. I now just kept the bottom bare with some
moss. That was totally my bad, guys! No pebbles in frog setups. And now that the frog had settled in nicely,
it was now time for feeding time! Oooohhh you guys are gunna love this! First on the menu! A cricket! Oh I can’t wait to watch this thing eat. OK, it seems uninterested. Hmmm! Well, how about a frog pellet? Success! Our horned frog loved its frog pellets, specially
formulated softened pellets that you can literally feed the frog by hand, or tweezer rather. Haha! Either way, I truly love this new frog of
ours, and find it kinda cute. What do you guys think? Cute? Gross? Let me know in the comments section. I can’t wait to watch how both this frog and
Pacmania evolve and grow over time. So what do you say, what should we name this
new frog? Leave your name suggestions in the comments
and I will choose my top 5 favourites for us to vote on in a future video. Once again, AC Family, we did it! We created an epic home sanctuary for our
newest addition to our growing biological life pool. I truly love that you all were here to discover
and experience this with me! Until next week, it’s ant and frog love forever! AC Family, did you enjoy today’s episode? Do you like our newest pet devil? Let me know in the comments! Next week, we return to the epic life stories
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100 Responses

  1. AntsCanada says:

    What should we name this new pet devil? AC Family, hope you remember to hit LIKE, Share this video, and SUBSCRIBE if you aren't part of the AC Family yet! We love animals on this channel, especially ants, so don't forget to SUBSCRIBE! ❤❤❤

  2. Alex says:

    Who’s scared shitless of spiders but loves ants!!!

    I am

  3. Jay Moore says:

    call it lucifer 🙂

  4. Was Once says:

    Name him "snoop froggy frog" or
    "Anthony Hopkins"

  5. Bethany Prahst says:

    I actually only know about Pac-Man frogs because of Taylor Nicole Dean

  6. Capn Smashem says:

    I love this, I used to have a pacman frog that a friend gave to me. They were a lot harder to take care of than I had expected and I wish this channel and this video had existed before I got the frog. Getting it to eat was pretty tough, and I never realized that it was probably due to the incredibly over-sized terrarium it was in, easily 10 times the amount of ground space of yours, and no moss, also no automatic moisture system… I hat to spritz him down with filtered water like 5 times a day to keep his skin moist… Also he was a male, and pretty small compared to yours. Your terrarium designs are absolutely the best I have ever seen. Great work!

  7. Shreyash Telang says:

    Narutoooooooo frog

    Or sageee

  8. Anton Bjerketorp says:

    Name it Mephistopheles

  9. Emma Hällbacka says:

    Pacman forgs are the cutest creaters of the Universe, second only to African Clawed frogs.

  10. David Viau says:

    @AntsCanada, I suggest putting your carbon in fishnets because after a while the carbon is saturated with harmful chemicals that it has absorbed and will actually start to leak. (You may also add the carbon directly in your filter if you prefer that way you can replace as needed while doing filter maintenance), that's how we do in the aquarium/paludarium hobby. I love your channel and what you do! Keep it up!! <3 <3

  11. Oli Baisch says:

    I think you could call him derp

  12. Jun Tao Wu says:

    AntsCanada whenever he makes a new habitat: activated carbon

  13. *Mike Stephano* says:

    Im a simple man, I see small guys on a Terrarium/Domes and glass containers, I click… theres something special about it 🙂

  14. Farid Ibrahimov says:

    So cute when he moves his little feet its latterly cute

  15. Deranged Baby Kraken says:

    He should have made a fog machine to keep it moist. That would’ve been EPIC

  16. Noah Coke says:

    If u want to finger out if it is a male then look at its finger in if it has a brown or black bump than it is a male

  17. Noah Coke says:

    And think it is cute and it’s name should be Rex like a t-Rex 🦖

  18. Daniel T says:

    shrek is good

  19. Rebreakings says:

    look at its front feet/legs! if its a male it will have padding for grip when mating

  20. Kenan Aleria says:


  21. Kenan Aleria says:

    Please it can fit a female and male frog name

  22. TheMorbidHobbiest says:

    I thought horned frogs were different from PacMan frogs.
    Learn something new everyday I guess

  23. LightningWolf77_EX 1516 says:

    I would call it Catahornus, or Even Livihornus

  24. AdrianSupreme says:

    Could you tell me the supplies you used please?

  25. burro romo says:


  26. HOstiLe TEntacLE MoNster says:

    < He's cute.

  27. Roman Garcia says:


  28. Gherardo Farens says:

    isn't the tank a little bit small for that frog?

  29. Battey Te Houkamau says:

    Actually hit the subscribe button before 1:20

  30. shiyiku sprite says:

    Try Gobble, since he eats a lot and has a big mouth he use to gobble things up! 😆

  31. Dominic Astaroth says:

    I have plushies with activated carbon in them… Whu?

  32. Zamarion Hammonds says:


  33. vic regateiro says:

    He’s such a good boy

  34. aryan rafiq says:

    So cute

  35. I’m O’ gallagherosaurus says:

    How about Gallaherosaurus???

  36. TriggerHappyHoopa says:

    Name it clyde

  37. TriggerHappyHoopa says:

    Other name idea fire alarm because it kinda sounds like one when croaking

  38. TriggerHappyHoopa says:

    I love him, he's cute owo

  39. mr 54 mems says:

    That frog vibin leave him alone

  40. Aaron Valdes says:

    so so cute

  41. Nookie da Boi says:

    Fenton the frog

  42. Ave Zeus says:

    The pothos is actually philodendron

  43. Tiny Stash says:

    Love your vids, man! Just wanted to show you this link to further help you with your pacman frog. I recommend watching the entire vid, but I'd like for you to focus on 6:15–7:45 just for the future of the health of your frogs' sake. This is presented by Josh from The Bio Dudes. I think you'd find his channels super informative on bioactive set ups of various species. Trust me, it's awesome.

    Thanks, and keep up the good work!!

  44. anderer Hase aka Florida Man says:

    Well thats a big boi

  45. ShrekBOIardee 42 says:

    In certain species of horned frogs, males when they reach sexual matuirty they get spots on their fingers. This rule usually works for ornate horned frogs and cranwell's horned frogs. I'm not sure if this counts to the Surinam horned frog, but just something to consider for gender. name it Kermit if boy or Amy schumer for girl.

  46. Hi Hi says:

    Pls remove some water. Pacman frogs are not good swimmers. And pls also add some Coco peat for it to burrow as the moss might cause impaction. Luv Ur vids tho.

  47. Gabriel Irvin Agno Santiago says:

    how are you feeding this much biodiversed animals? as a ant keeper i am already struggling keeping up with my weaver ants 😀

  48. Frank says:

    does anybody know where to get one of those filters?

  49. wallywallendo says:


  50. JENNA GAW says:

    I like them 🙂

  51. Saxon Akins says:

    Toast or toad cute

  52. Izac Lakey says:

    If father Gabriel liked frogs

  53. Real Paranormal Videos says:

    our creator of worlds? ..its a fish tank dude.

  54. Dragon Master says:

    The only problem I have is the loud ass music. I can hardly hear you from the music and when I turn it down i cant hear a thing. Been watching on mute.

  55. schemerOfShadows says:

    The place is called Packmainia so you should name him pacman

  56. The Herobrine224 says:


  57. Abeede Ahmed says:

    You could call it Jake Paul

  58. Rachel Demots says:

    Sp cute I like the name pacmanian devil or toru the creator of pacman

  59. CocoPotato • ᴥ • says:

    The frog is cute and also can u name it froppy. It’s a cute name that sounds like froggy and also how high can it jump?

  60. Daoyi Lim says:

    You should name it the frovil it's a frog+devil. Frovil

  61. Rafargo Zexen Greenwood says:

    Call it Giga Devil Frog

  62. OneTon says:

    Omg dude frogs and toads only eat live food! Dubai roaches, crickets, grasshoppers, meal worms and lots of creepy crawlers they just have to be alive.

  63. Sehej Bajwa says:

    No one:

    AntsCanada: rEaDy Ac FaMiLy?

  64. Big Chungalungus says:

    Low key thick tho

  65. Owen Burgess says:


  66. James T says:

    your terrarium sucks

  67. NeonRahkshi says:

    Name Idea (don't know if it was already named before this video was recorded, and i know that i am more than a little late) But Gellick Would Be A Good Name, i think.

  68. Ace-Can BCT says:

    Perhaps Pacman?

  69. MacFreeWifi YT says:

    Green chief toad

  70. Jacob Chase says:

    You should name it Mrs. Pac-Man since you don't know whether it's male or female😁

  71. Deffi Juliana says:

    Vera cute but slimy

  72. Rebel 07 says:

    Good Name: Bellows(for a boy) or Hornet(for a girl)

  73. Seb E says:

    What type of mosses did you use

  74. Shane Craig says:

    That is the cutest damn frog I’ve ever seen in my whole life.

  75. Mew Fongsmut says:

    How about Ghost like u know from pacman

  76. EveryDay says:

    Pacmania??? Why not PacMando! What frog doesn't like sherpas an Bob Segar? lol

  77. EveryDay says:

    You should name it Randy

  78. Breanne Squires says:

    I just got a ad about ant killer gel I can’t believe it how outragous

  79. Milky says:

    Can you donate me some activated carbon, for uhhh…… stuff

  80. Rachel Shamariah says:

    No thermal regulation for ambient temp?

  81. Nino_ Playz says:

    How about Naruto bc he can summon a frog no just me ok…

  82. Will Ambrose says:

    He's not cute nor ugly or gross i really don't know how to describe him/her

  83. Will Ambrose says:

    I like that he is noisy

  84. il the game play says:


  85. MGLondon says:

    You should try to create a Martian surface next..the frog would suit that world

  86. CallicoJackracham says:

    Love the frog, btw why don't you all him '"The Horned King''?

  87. Al Sebald says:

    I'm so hyped!! Ceratophryidae are my special interest and i ADORE c. cornuta especially so I'm sooo happy you have one to show off. Since you love setting up semi aquatic terrariums I'd say Budgett's frogs are next on the list for scary monsters (they're cannibalistic and have those characteristic Freddy Kreuger hands! And they're a hit in the meme community thanks to It Is Wednesday My Dudes.) What a pretty morph he is! Males do the mating calls. If he didn't decide to call I would've suggested you sex by looking for thumb pads that appear on males for gripping the females. Without socializing him–and I don't think you're the type to try and tame an animal that's meant to stay aggressive–he will most likely stay bitey (especially in mating season!), and if he ever appears docile and allows you to handle him without making defensive chirps or squeals that means there might be something wrong with his environment. I may be late but PLEASE name him Beelzebufo after his prehistoric plated horned frog ancestor, Beelzebufo ampinga, which was the size of a cat and had enough bite force to crush human bones.

  88. HermannTheGreat says:

    Hey look, ChrisFix went into reptile keeping.

  89. Dav Spe says:

    Males are more ornately coloured, ranging from dark green to lime-coloured. While females are usually tan. They are also called teacup frog since they can grow to 8 inches and weigh up to a pound.

  90. SynchroMystic says:


  91. Giovanny Constantino says:

    Is it poison

  92. Ok BOOMER says:

    Name suggestion: H O R N. B O I

  93. rohan Debipersad says:

    I live in surinam and I have never seen that frog

  94. Guitar guy says:


  95. Daan's fricking mess says:

    He looks polite

  96. CHAOS.D_ 173 says:

    I only saw this thing and thought this thing is from mhw

  97. LOSER says:

    I too huddle in self made pits

  98. Bonsai Hustle Studios says:

    That setup was way to small dont matter what people say or do they love to explore, mine got to about 9 inches before I sold him on.

  99. ShouCleen PH says:

    Where did you but this po?

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