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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ants from the University of Illinois Extension
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Ants Video Wins YouTube Award

Ants Video Wins YouTube Award | All About Ants | Scoop.it

An unbelievable look at the ponerine African ant...

 

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Great video.  Really exciting to watch even if not a "bug nut" like us.  

Just rememer:  "THOU SHE BE BUT LITTLE, SHE IS FIERCE!"  Love it. 

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Warm Ants: Climate Change and New England Ants

Warm Ants: Climate Change and New England Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

 What does global warming look like through the eyes of an ant? Aaron Ellison, senior fellow in Harvard University’s Harvard Forest and co-author of the recent book, A Field Gui...

 

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Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas

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Imported fire ants interfere with outdoor activities and harm wildlife throughout the southern United States and elsewhere.

 

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Head-hunter Fly Decapitates Ants

Head-hunter Fly Decapitates Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Swarms of 'head-hunter' flies are being released in the US in a bid to kill off invasive fire ants.

 

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Flying Ant Swarms Linked To Weather Conditions, Geographical Variation

Flying Ant Swarms Linked To Weather Conditions, Geographical Variation | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A new study from the UK claims that the idea of an annual flying ant day,...

 

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Build an Ant Farm | ASU - Ask A Biologist

Build an Ant Farm | ASU - Ask A Biologist | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Learn how to build an ant farm. This project requires adult supervision for cutting plastic.

 

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Ant Identification Resources

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Ant species can differ widely in their food requirements and behaviors. It is important to identify the type of ant before choosing a treatment. Once you've identified the key features, final identification is made from size, color, other body characteristics, habits, or other information.

 

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Mysterious 'Crazy Ants' Identified

Mysterious 'Crazy Ants' Identified | All About Ants | Scoop.it

An invasive insect known for a decade as the Rasberry crazy ant now has a scientific moniker, say scientists who have identified the pest for the first time.

 

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Ants Have an Exceptionally 'Hi-Def' Sense of Smell

Ants Have an Exceptionally 'Hi-Def' Sense of Smell | All About Ants | Scoop.it

The first complete map of the ants' olfactory system has discovered that the eusocial insects have four to fives more odorant receptors—the special proteins that detect different odors—than other insects.

 

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Ancient Flower Lives Only on Two Spanish Cliffs, and Uses Ants to Survive

Ancient Flower Lives Only on Two Spanish Cliffs, and Uses Ants to Survive | All About Ants | Scoop.it

his story begins with a cliff-hanger. On the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains, around 850 metres above sea level, two adjacent cliff faces hold the entire population of Borderea chouardii – one of the world’s rarest plants. It’s a small herb that grows into crevices in the rock. Its leaves are heart-shaped and its flowers green and unassuming. There are around 10,000 individuals here, all growing on a square kilometre of vertical rock.

 

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NYC Has Its Own Ant, the “ManhattAnt”

NYC Has Its Own Ant, the “ManhattAnt” | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A new ant species joins a menagerie of other creatures cut off from their kind in isolated patches of urban green in NYC...

 

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Out-of-State Hay May Harbor Red Imported Fire Ants

Out-of-State Hay May Harbor Red Imported Fire Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you buy hay from some parts of the southern U.S., you might get stung—not just once but many times—by red importe...

 

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Appreciating Insects: a Local Field Guide to Ants

A group of New England biologists and ecologists have put together a detailed field guide for those who prefer to train their attention on the ground, instead: helping to distinguish the segmented bodies, toothed mandibles, and stinger positionings of local ants.

 

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Lost Ants Use Visual Cues to Quickly Navigate

Lost Ants Use Visual Cues to Quickly Navigate | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Ants typically use an internal compass to navigate, but some species use visual cues to tell if they're lost.

 

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The World's Ants Captured in 3D

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Images reveal US team's endeavour to capture 3D digital images of every ant species known to science.

 

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Spotted Antbirds: Feathered Freeloaders at the Ant Parade

Spotted Antbirds: Feathered Freeloaders at the Ant Parade | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Antbirds on a Panamanian island seem to be evolving from amateur, part-time parasites, skimming off the spoils of marauding army ants, to following the swarms for their every meal.

 

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Ant Baits: A Least Toxic Control

Ant Baits: A Least Toxic Control | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Ants invade the home to forage for food or seek shelter or both. This Web site explains ant behavior and provides control tips so you, the homeowner, are better equipped to deal with this pest.

 

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Ant-Inspired Internet - the 'Anternet' - May be Coming Soon

Ant-Inspired Internet - the 'Anternet' - May be Coming Soon | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Ants get stuff done without anyone in control. Understanding how they do what they do could help us design more robust and efficient network...

 

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Army Ants and Chimps Give Researchers Some Food for Thought

Army Ants and Chimps Give Researchers Some Food for Thought | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Researchers gathered plenty of data on how chimps use sticks to avoid being bitten by ants they are trying to eat, but finding out what happens to the ants once eaten was more of a challenge...

 

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In the Hunt for the Big-Butt Ant Delicacy

In the Hunt for the Big-Butt Ant Delicacy | All About Ants | Scoop.it

In parts of Colombia, a certain kind of leafcutter ant, known to locals as hormiga culona or 'big-bottomed ants' is a spring delicacy. They can fetch up to $ 40 a pound. John Otis reports.

 

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Close-Up Photos of Ants Show Species Diversity

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A team of scientists from California is touring European natural history museums to photograph ant collections in exquisite detail. The images are being posted to a free website so anyone can study -- or just admire -- the world's diversity of ants.

 

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Red Imported Fire Ants Move into Gardens at James Madison University

Red Imported Fire Ants Move into Gardens at James Madison University | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Fifteen colonies of red imported fire ants now live on the grounds between the Physics and Chemistry and Bioscience buildings, according to Bill Wyatt, JMU’s public relations manager. ...

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