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Rain, rats and fire ants threaten the survival of the rare Tahiti monarch, despite a record best year for its conservation. Just 10 breeding pairs remain in the wild population, which numbers fewer than 50 mature birds in total. Efforts to save the
Invasive "crazy ants" have been displacing fire ants, and a curious defensive strategy may be behind the crazy ants' bold takeover.
There's an arms race going on right now between two species of invading ants, the tawny crazy ant and the fire ant. These arch-rivals are currently warring for dominance in the southern U.S., but it now appears the crazies are going to win the result
Please disregard the likes of Nut Job or Turbo or Open Season 3 . While Hollywood animation studios continue to disgorge such vile specimens of anthropomorphism, comics carries on in the proud tradition of Aesop. The funny animal genre has long been
This post's comment feed Comments I searched for "ball of fire ants" on Amazon, but alas, there are none available for purchase to verify this claim of a new viscoelastic material......who comes up with these things?!
In a video posted to YouTube , artists from a company called Anthill Art poured molten aluminum inside a fire ant anthill, dug it up, and washed off the dirt. This resulted in a sculpture that is reminiscent of a Christmas tree. The cast weighs
December 17, 2013 Fire ants, those stinging pests that are all too familiar to Southerners, have gotten plenty of attention from scientists but not from physicists. Usually the issue is how to stop the spread of the most problematic of the different
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.