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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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Older Male Ants Single Out Younger Rivals For Death Squad

Older Male Ants Single Out Younger Rivals For Death Squad | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants are diphenic (either winged or wingless). New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal BMC Ecology demonstrates that the dominant wingless (ergatoid) male is able to identify potential rivals before they emerge from their pupae

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AntWeb To Catalogue Ant Species In 3D

AntWeb To Catalogue Ant Species In 3D | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A biologist from the California Academy of Sciences is leading the effort to create an online catalogue of ant species in the form of high resolution, three dimensional images.

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Ant Control on the Golf Course

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Anthills are commonly a problem in golf courses, lawns, and flower beds. They are primarily an aesthetic problem due to their unsightliness. Control of ants is commonly requested by homeowners but rarely warranted. On golf greens, they can hinder play. Some ants build large nests that stick up high enough to impede mowing.

 

Home, Yard & Garden Newsletter at the University of Illinois

 

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Leaf-Cutter Ant Cam

Leaf-Cutter Ant Cam | All About Ants | Scoop.it

The AntCam is a normal CCTV camera which is installed into one of the plastic tubes that make up our Ant Run in Tropical World at the Marwell Wildlife Center in UK.

 

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How Studying Ant Behavior Can Make Social Networks Better

How Studying Ant Behavior Can Make Social Networks Better | All About Ants | Scoop.it

People who go on social networking sites are often compared to ant colonies — but it may be truer than anyone realizes.

 

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ANT FACTS

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The Common Black ant likes to cut out nests under stones or against a wall, and sometimes will invade and take over the nests of other ant species that are more skilled at nest building than themselves.

 

Ant Facts compiled by Chicago Master Gardeners Carol Stitzer and MaryAnne Spinner, of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners Electronic Plant Clinic.

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European Fire Ants Invading British Columbia Gardens

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European fire ants are turning up in B.C. gardens for the first time since arriving in North America 100 years ago.

 

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Fire Ants Problem Growing

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The problem of fire ants coming into the Midwest isn't just your imagination. Experts say their population is growing into this area of the nation and could be worse before it gets
better.

 

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Some Fungal-Farming Ants are Loyal to their Crops

Some Fungal-Farming Ants are Loyal to their Crops | All About Ants | Scoop.it

A group of fungi-farming ants are not only loyal to particular species of fungus, the relationship is so close it appears the ants and the fungus may be evolving together, a new study indicates.

 

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Ants in your Lawn

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

 

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Museum of Science and Industry: Hidden Life of Ants Exhibit

Museum of Science and Industry: Hidden Life of Ants Exhibit | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Get a look at life from an ant’s point of view in this exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

 

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Controlling Ants – The #1 Urban Pest

Controlling Ants – The #1 Urban Pest | All About Ants | Scoop.it

We're number one! We're number one! There is joy in antville today. Ants are now the number one urban pest, having beat out cockroaches for the honor.

 

University of Illinois Extension: The Homeowners Column

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Got Ants?

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U of California Riverside entomologists invite Riverside homeowners to participate in a 12-week ant study starting July 1.

 

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Ant Aid

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In southern Africa, hungry ants inadvertently help seeds to germinate.

 

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Ants Treat their Sick and Keep Pathogens in Check

Ants Treat their Sick and Keep Pathogens in Check | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Researchers in Germany and Austria have successfully demonstrated how micro-infections promote social vaccination in ant societies.

 

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Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers Sidelined by Ants in his Pants

Cowboys FB Lawrence Vickers Sidelined by Ants in his Pants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Fire ants invaded Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers' pants during practice just after he discovers he's allergic to them.

 

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Anatomy of Ants

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Recently a reader had a question about ant anatomy. “I want to know the division of the ant’s body where the head, chest and abdomen and what is from the antennae and legs and wings, eyes, etc.”

 

 

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Ants:"Fast Food Junkies"

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Americans aren’t the only ones who are addicted to fast food. Apparently, ants enjoy “eating out” almost as much as you.

 

PCT Media Group - Pest Control Technology

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Carnivorous Plants Employ Services of Bodyguard Ants

Carnivorous Plants Employ Services of Bodyguard Ants | All About Ants | Scoop.it

Carnivorous plants can have valuable allies in ants, benefiting from their feces and janitor, bodyguard and cutthroat services, researchers say.

 

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ANT FACTS

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“Dracula ants” (Adetomyrma venatrix) were discovered in Madagascar in 1994. Scientists gave them that name because the queens of the Dracula ant communities cut holes into their own larvae to feed upon the hemolymph—insect blood—that oozes out, thus earning them their nickname. Amazingly enough, that does not damage the larvae!

 

Ant Facts compiled by Chicago Master Gardeners Carol Stitzer and MaryAnne Spinner, of the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners Electronic Plant Clinic.

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