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27 November 2013 0 View comments The Georgia Tech team observed fire ants constructing rafts (pictured) when placed in water by gripping each other with mandibles, claw and adhesive pads at a force 400 times their body weight. The result is a viscous
Sponsored Links The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A new ant has marched into the Peach State that can cause unusual issues compared to the typical six-legged insect. The tawny crazy ant, scientific name nylanderia fulva , can overwhelm environments
An Atlanta woman died after having a severe allergic reaction to a sting from a fire ant, officials said. Jenny Pomeroy was swimming in a pool at her apartment complex last week when she was was stung by a fire ant, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported.
The European fire ants that were the bane of gardeners across Metro Vancouver last summer have returned with a vengeance, and another type of imported ant has made its Canadian debut. The Argentine ant first appeared in B.C. last fall, and has the
The little fire ant can be deadly to some animals and a nuisance to humans. A single sting may go unnoticed, but a swarm of ants can cause an irritating rash. Russell Campbell, a local entomologist, said anti-itch cream is the most effective
Crazy' ants arrive in U.S. from Argentina and Brazil with taste for machinery and mayhem The 'Nylanderia fulva,' or 'tawny crazy ant' is messing with the ecosystem in the U.S., according to a new study. Crazy' ants are invading the U.S., and they are
A new study, published in the April 2013 issue of the journal Biological Invasions , found that these crazy ants, which are formally known as tawny crazy ants and scientifically called Nylanderia fulva , are driving out the previous ant invaders,
Published May 20, 2013 LiveScience Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years. But another invasive species, the so-called "crazy" ant that many describe as being worse has arrived and is displacing fire ants in
This time it's erratic but troublesome crazy ants from South America marching actually, hitching rides across the South, setting up massive colonies, and relieving other occupying ant armies, including fire ants, of their duties.
Who's winning? (+video) Crazy ants are taking over areas once occupied by fire ants in the South...But another invasive species, the so-called "crazy" ant that many describe as being worse has arrived and is displacing fire ants in several places.