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'Crazy' Ants Driving out Fire Ants in Southeast

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Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years.
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Ant farmers of Indonesia

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In Indonesia, ant eggs in demand as an alternative food rich in protein and vitamins
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Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants'

Houston braces for invasion of 'Crazy Ants' | All About Ants | Scoop.it
This is one horror film plot that may be all too real: billions of voracious ants are about to descend on the Houston area, taking out homes and electrical circuits that are in the way.
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In a Flood, Ants Really Come Together

In a Flood, Ants Really Come Together | All About Ants | Scoop.it
To protect their queen and her brood, the insects link themselves to form a raft.
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Try to Make an Ant Get Lost Experiment

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Ants, like spiders, rodents, and humans, keep track of where they are, where they’re going, and how to get there. Can you make an ant get lost?
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A Showy Beetle That Befriends Ants

A Showy Beetle That Befriends Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it
A newly discovered beetle species from the lowland rain forests of French Guiana stands out from its relatives in the Western Hemisphere because of its large size and rich colors.
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There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’

There’s a Reason They Call Them ‘Crazy Ants’ | All About Ants | Scoop.it
What if you discovered an invasive species that seems drawn to electricity — in your outlets, appliances, laptops and TVs — and no one would listen?
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Bugs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Gakken's Photo Encyclopedia "Ants"

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Trees Trap Ants Into Sweet Servitude

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Acacia nectar makes ants chemically dependent on the sugar of the same trees that they guard.
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Ant Factoids | ASU - Ask A Biologist

Ant Factoids | ASU - Ask A Biologist | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A few facts about ants that you might find interesting.

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Chef Alex Atala Serves Ant Dessert, Aids Food Bank

Chef Alex Atala Serves Ant Dessert, Aids Food Bank | All About Ants | Scoop.it
How about topping a pineapple dessert with a lemongrass-flavored leaf-cutting sauva ant?
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Crazy ants might be replacing fire ants as biggest pests

Crazy ants might be replacing fire ants as biggest pests | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Crazy ants aka “Tawny crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in the southeastern United States.
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Impressive Facts About Ants

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Animal Planet Live - Leafcutter Ant Cam

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Watch the Leafcutter Ant Cam on Animal Planet LIVE, the web's top destination for Animal Planet programming and live animal cameras.

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Six Surprising Facts About Ants

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The ant world is a lot more complicated than you might think.
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Plants compete for friendly ants

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Many woodland plants rely on ants to disperse their seeds; such seed dispersal increases the plant population's chance of survival. New research has recently demonstrated that ant-dispersed plants (myrmecochores) compete for ant dispersers by staggering seed release.
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Ants Shape Thoraces to Match Tasks They Perform

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Ants Shape Thoraces to Match Tasks They Perform
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Jan. 7, 2014 — Scientists have discovered that the specialization of queen and worker ants goes beyond the presence or absence of wings.
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Ants That Can Flow Like a Fluid, or Move Like a Solid

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A mass of fire ants can act like a fluid or a solid, depending on the situation. It’s the first time this duality had been observed in a group of living things.
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Ant Raft: Fire ants link up to to survive floods

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Researchers have found that fire ants can bundle to form "ant rafts," often using this to escape from flooding in forests.
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The Odor of the Odorous House Ant

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Antcam | Natural History Museum

Antcam | Natural History Museum | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Our leafcutter ant colony is thriving. Check it out on our webcam, get the essential ant facts and find out how to set up your own colony.
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Ants, like humans, can change their priorities

Ants, like humans, can change their priorities | All About Ants | Scoop.it
For the first time, researchers have discovered that at least in ants, animals can change their decision-making strategies based on experience. They can also use that experience to weigh different options.
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Collecting Ants | ASU - Ask A Biologist

Collecting Ants | ASU - Ask A Biologist | All About Ants | Scoop.it

While it can be fun to watch ants outside, or perplexing to find them in your house, one of the most exciting ways to study ants is to keep them in an ant farm so you can see all of the action that goes on underground. But before you can keep them in an ant farm, you have to collect them first!

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Research shows how plants depend on ants

Research shows how plants depend on ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Temperature, rainfall, soil composition, and sunlight may not be the only contributors to a plant's success. Ants, in their role as seed dispersers, may play an equally important part in determining whether a plant species thrives or fails.
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Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony

BBCs Planet Ant - Life Inside The Colony 2013. Learn more about ants http://antark.net/ With permission.
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