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Football Field Incident Puts Spotlight on Ant Allergies

Football Field Incident Puts Spotlight on Ant Allergies | All About Ants | Scoop.it
CORPUS CHRISTI - The incident out at Haas Middle School may have you concerned about whether or not your child is allergic to ants. But as Six News has found out, there's pretty much no way to know that until it happens.
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'Crazy Ants' invade Kenner, Louisiana

'Crazy Ants' invade Kenner, Louisiana | All About Ants | Scoop.it
There is something very creepy now crawling through the Lincoln Manor Subdivision in Kenner.
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Crazy Ant Identification Resources

Crazy Ant Identification Resources | All About Ants | Scoop.it
This Web site features topics related to crazy ant identification and management. Learn more from UNL Extension in Lancaster County.
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Worms, ants and crickets on pestaurant’s menu

Worms, ants and crickets on pestaurant’s menu | All About Ants | Scoop.it
As City workers swapped their lunchtime sandwiches for crickets, ants and pigeon burgers, it all got too much for one young boy who vomited after eating a handful of mealworms.
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U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try

U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try | All About Ants | Scoop.it

From beetles to butterflies and from ants to stinkbugs, people in dozens of countries regularly eat insects. Here are the most popular types of edible critters.

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Enzymes, ants, and bio fuel

Frank Aylward tells how a newly discovered enzyme made by leafcutter ants could be the future of bio fuel.

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Intense Macro Photos of Ants Battling to the Death

Intense Macro Photos of Ants Battling to the Death | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Want to see some action-packed photographs on a really small scale? Look no further than photographer Alex Wild's collection of photos titled "Ants Fightin
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University of Utah scientist discovers terrifying ant species

University of Utah scientist discovers terrifying ant species | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Their wedge-shaped faces are like spine-covered shields that end with beak-like jaws bristling with sharp teeth.
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This is not an ant

This is not an ant | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Seriously. It's not. And no, it's not an image of an ant, either. In fact, the creature you see pictured up top isn't even an insect. Can you guess what it is? Here's a hint: count the legs.
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What puts the fire in fire ants?

What puts the fire in fire ants? | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Chemicals called alkaloids, normally produced by plants, make fire ants’ stings painful.
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Getting to the bottom of the Zombie Ant phenomenon

Getting to the bottom of the Zombie Ant phenomenon | All About Ants | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —While unraveling a dramatic case of mind control, biologist David Hughes is taking calls from Hollywood—and gaining new insights into the role behavior plays in spreading disease.
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Ants in my Grass!

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Ants and anthills may appear in maintained turfgrass as well as in ornamental planting beds.  

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Ants Are Not Just Food to Pitcher Plant

Ants Are Not Just Food to Pitcher Plant | All About Ants | Scoop.it
A pitcher plant in Borneo eats ants, but allows one species of them to live inside it, serving as a cleaning and nitrogen-fixing crew.
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We've Been Looking at Ant Intelligence the Wrong Way

We've Been Looking at Ant Intelligence the Wrong Way | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Unlike humans, ants don't build a unified map of the world. Instead, specialized systems, including the ability to learn from recent experience, create complex navigational behavior
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A Red Ant Crossing a Vine

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A Red Ant Crossing a Vine by Photo and caption by Mclloyd Jumpay
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Ant Species Spreading: Argentine Insects Could be Threat to Environment

Ant Species Spreading: Argentine Insects Could be Threat to Environment | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Scientists have found that an alarmingly large number of Argentine ants are popping up in in unexpected numbers and actually being shipped around the world.

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Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography

Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers - Alex Wild Photography | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Farming Ants: Leafcutters and Fungus Growers Hundreds of ant species live as farmers in the warmer regions of North and South America.

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Invasive 'Stowaway' Ants Far Worse Than We Knew

Invasive 'Stowaway' Ants Far Worse Than We Knew | All About Ants | Scoop.it
"Stowaway ants" are making their way around the world in higher numbers than previously thought—and some of them are rather nasty, according to Spanish scientists. Most of the insects... Science News Summaries.
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Smithsonian Photo of the Day: Two Ants Help One Another

Smithsonian Photo of the Day: Two Ants Help One Another | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Two Ants Help One Another by Photo and caption by Irdan Nofriza Nasution
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Ants make tough choices better when working in groups, study says

Ants make tough choices better when working in groups, study says | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Our society often touts teamwork, but when faced with an easy task, groups may actually perform worse than individuals – at least when the group is made up of Temnothorax rugatulus ants.
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Seagulls Get 'Drunk' on Flying Ants

Seagulls Get 'Drunk' on Flying Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Seagulls in southwest England are getting 'drunk' off the formic acid in the bodies of flying ants, creating a nuisance of themselves.
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Macrophotographs of ant warfare are downright epic

Macrophotographs of ant warfare are downright epic | All About Ants | Scoop.it
"The worst enemies of ants are often other ants," writes entomologist-cum-photographer Alex Wild. And what brutally savage enemies they are.
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"Crazy Ants" swarming in southeastern states

"Crazy Ants" swarming in southeastern states | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Tawny crazy ants are a threat to the southeastern U.S. ecosystem
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'Crazy' Ants Driving out Fire Ants in Southeast

'Crazy' Ants Driving out Fire Ants in Southeast | All About Ants | Scoop.it
Invasive fire ants have been a thorn in the sides of Southerners for years.
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There are ant colonies in my vegetable patch and the ants are eating the leaves off the plants. How can I get rid of them in a non-toxic way?

There are ant colonies in my vegetable patch and the ants are eating the leaves off the plants. How can I get rid of them in a non-toxic way? | All About Ants | Scoop.it
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Although it may appear that the ants are eating the leaves it is more than likely some other critter, ie rabbits, caterpillars or beetles. We do not have leaf cutter ants here. Ants will hang out on plants if there are aphids. The ants eat the honeydew left from the aphids. you may want to put a wire cover or row cover over the plants to see if the damage stops.

 

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