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Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Ants from the University of Illinois Extension
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Close-Up Photos of Ants Show Species Diversity

Close-Up Photos of Ants Show Species Diversity | All About Ants | Scoop.it

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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Velvet Ants are Wasps

Velvet Ants are Wasps | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Velvet ants are bright-colored wasps. The females are typically wingless, and the males have wings. Velvet ants get their name from the velvetlike hair (setae) that covers their bodies.

 

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Surprising Ant "Mixing Bowl" Found in Manhattan

Surprising Ant "Mixing Bowl" Found in Manhattan | All About Ants | Scoop.it

At least 13 species of urban ants thrive along the bustling boulevards of the United States' biggest city.

 

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What Do Fire Ants Eat?

What Do Fire Ants Eat? | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Imported fire ants are omnivores. They eat both plants and animals to satisfy their nutritional requirements.

 

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Scientists in North Carolina Will Take Close Look at Ants from Chicago

Scientists in North Carolina Will Take Close Look at Ants from Chicago | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A horde of ants on a food-gathering mission descends upon the remains of a Keebler Sandies Pecan Shortbread cookie, breaking off tiny crumbs.

 

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Ant Lesson Plan: Little Me In A Big World

Ant Lesson Plan: Little Me In A Big World | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Over a three or four day period while looking at obstacles that humans and insects encounter, students will predict, observe and record strategies to overcome them using discussions, role play, and charts.

 

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School of Ants Essay Contest for Students

School of Ants Essay Contest for Students | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Do you remember School of Ants? It is the ongoing citizen science project where participants can collect backyard ants and send them in for identification.Now School of Ants is sponsoring a writing contest for students. Deadline September 1, 2012.

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Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas Printable Version - eXtension

Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas Printable Version - eXtension | All About Ants | Scoop.it

The two species of imported fire ants (red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, and black imported fire ant, Solenopsis richteri Forel) and their sexually reproducing hybrid are invasive insects whose stings can cause serious medical problems. Imported fire ants interfere with outdoor activities and harm wildlife throughout the southern United States and elsewhere

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Insect Catalog Snaps 3-D Images of Every Ant Species

Insect Catalog Snaps 3-D Images of Every Ant Species | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A global effort to photograph every species of ant on this planet is embarking on an international tour, stopping by museums and scientific collections in the United Kingdom. With thousands of American ant species already accounted for, now Brian Fisher and colleagues at the California Academy of Sciences are taking AntWeb overseas.

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Fire Ants Use Ancient Jungle Survival Skills to Ride Out Rains

Fire Ants Use Ancient Jungle Survival Skills to Ride Out Rains | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A scene out of the Brazilian rainforest played out in a Fairhope puddle as fire ants native to the Amazonian jungle relied on an ancient trick to survive June's deluge.

 

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World's Tiniest Fly May Decapitate Ants, Live in their Heads

World's Tiniest Fly May Decapitate Ants, Live in their Heads | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A new fly discovered in Thailand is the world's smallest. It is five times smaller than a fruit fly and tinier than a grain of salt (0.4 millimeters) in length — half the size of the smallest "no see-ums." It probably also feeds on tiny ants, likely decapitating them and using their head casings as its home.

 

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Carpenter Ants In the House

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Carpenter ants do not eat wood but instead construct their nests in wood such as hollow trees, stumps, logs, posts, landscaping timbers, and the lumber used in homes and other structures. Nests are made by chewing an interconnecting series of tunnels and cavities.

 

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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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Carpenter Ants in Trees

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Carpenter ants build their nests by hollowing out rotting wood; they do not eat the wood. Workers take mouthful-sized chips of wood to the nest entrance, where they deposit the chips. This results in a pile of coarse sawdust at the base of a tree.

 

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Internet, Meet 'Anternet': 1,000 Ants to Receive Radio Tags

Internet, Meet 'Anternet': 1,000 Ants to Receive Radio Tags | All About Ants | Scoop.it

About 1,000 northern hairy wood ants are expected to have tiny radio tags, about 0.04 inches (1 millimeter) long, attached to their bodies, allowing researchers to track their movements on a protected English estate.

 

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What to Do about Household Ants

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Knowing what species of ant is present helps to determine the nesting site, food preference, and the best method of management.

 

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School of Ants

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The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools.

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Restaurant Serves Live Ants in $306 Lunch

Restaurant Serves Live Ants in $306 Lunch | All About Ants | Scoop.it

The live ants served by chef Rene Redzepi with creme fraiche were the stars of the show when Noma -- voted World’s Best Restaurant for three years in a row --reinvented itself as a pop-up at Claridge’s over the weekend.

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How to Bug Proof Your Home: Ants

How to Bug Proof Your Home: Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Several ant species may be found in or around the home. They enter houses in search of food in the early spring through late fall when their normal food is not readily available outside. Usually their presence is merely annoying but there are certain species that are undeniably problematic

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Ants and Their Affinity for Electrical Utilities - eXtension

Ants and Their Affinity for Electrical Utilities - eXtension | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), including the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, have an affinity for electrical utilities (Drees 1998). In Texas alone, costs associated with fire ant damages to electrical and communications equipment totaled $146.5 million per year (Lard et al. 2001).

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Elusive Killer Ants Explained; Bop Insects on Heads

Elusive Killer Ants Explained; Bop Insects on Heads | All About Ants | Scoop.it

High in the trees of French Guiana , the trap-jawed ant Daceton armigerum dominates other ants and takes down prey a hundred times its own weight, according to a new study.

 

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UK's Flying Ant Swarms Counted

UK's Flying Ant Swarms Counted | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Scientists attempt to count the number of places flying ants appear in the UK, as they swarm across cities during their mating flights.

 

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Ants in your Lawn

Ants in your Lawn | All About Ants | Scoop.it

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

 

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