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How Fire Ants Collectively Use Their Bodies To Build High Vertical Towers

April 8th, 2019

Some unfortunate people know from experience how unpleasant it is to sustain a fire ant sting. The pain is reportedly excruciating and their sting has even resulted in death to individuals who suffered a severe allergic reaction upon envenomation. Fire ants are an invasive species in the United States and they were introduced into Georgia…

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The Sudden Death Of A Man Last Week Likely Occurred In Response To Fire Ant Bites

October 8th, 2018

Insect experts, like entomologists and pest control professionals, often claim that even the most venomous types of insects that exist in the United States very rarely, if ever, pose a deadly threat to humans. Even non-insect arthropods, such as spiders and scorpions, almost never kill humans in the US. Of course, there do exist seemingly…

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Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years

April 9th, 2018

Ants Have Been Raising And Milking Caterpillars Like Livestock For Millions Of Years Obviously, every animal needs to expend energy searching for food sources. Humans have long been considered the most successful of all animal species due to the way in which we have simplified the process of food production with agricultural advancements. While cultivating…

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Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport

March 29th, 2018

Ants Held Up A Jet For Several Hours At A Canadian Airport If you heard about a plane flight being cancelled due to an insect infestation on board, which type of insect do you think would be the culprit in this situation? Most of you are probably thinking “bedbugs”, but this happens to be a…

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Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership

March 19th, 2018

Ants And Aphids Enjoy A Mutually Beneficial Partnership In the arthropod world it is not uncommon to find two different insect species indulging in a mutually beneficial relationship. These beneficial relationships do not always occur between two insects. For example, some termite species have been enjoying a symbiotic relationship with different fungal species for millions…

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Ant Control Tips!

March 9th, 2018

2018 may be “the year of the dog,” but March could certainly be considered the month of springtime pests, especially ants. When the flowers bloom and temperatures rise, ants often march indoors in search of a consistent food and water supply, making pest-proofing the home a much-needed spring task. Ants have a sweet tooth, just…

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Slave-making Ants Go After the Strong Rather Than the Weak

June 17th, 2016

Scientists used to assume that slavemaker ants would target weak colonies when sending their raiding parties to steal away pupae. However, they have recently discovered that they actually choose to go after fewer stronger colonies rather than targeting more weak ones. The ants associate strong defenses with stronger ant populations. By choosing to go after…

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Ants Don’t Tolerate Cheaters

June 6th, 2016

In the human world, especially in this modern day and age, women and men who cheat on their partners are punished pretty severely. They are often ostracized from general society, stoned in the Arab world, physically hurt by scorned partners, and even murdered in some cases. Cheating doesn’t pay. But, compared to ant cheaters, this…

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Ants Attempt Daring Rescue of Trapped Relatives

May 17th, 2016

Scientists have discovered that ants will actually form rescue teams to go and save relatives that have become caught in traps. After hearing of reports about ants attempting these recue attempts, scientists put together their own study to test the theory. Researchers took one ant from a colony and tied it up with a nylon…

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Ant School Teachers

May 11th, 2016

Ant School Teachers Human adults teach their young how to fend for themselves in this world through demonstration and hands on activities. Apparently, adult ants teach their young pupils in much the same way, taking them out on foraging quests and teaching them how to find food. A new study revealed that ants teach their…

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