Fire ants are hard to control, even with decapitating flies on the job – AL.com

AL.com Fire ants are hard to control, even with decapitating flies on the jobAL.comLike cogongrass and a few other notable invasive species, fire ants were introduced to the Southeastern United States via ships at the port of Mobile, Ala. Both of the primary fire ant species found in the Southeast were introduced to Mobile from […]

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The dangerous game of the ‘highwayman’ beetle – Phys.Org

Phys.Org The dangerous game of the ‘highwayman’ beetlePhys.OrgASU postdoctoral researcher Christina Kwapich looks at a sample collection of ants with an ant cricket in the Insect Rearing and Behavior Lab in Tempe. Credit: Charlie Leight/ASU Now. We all know the type. The project co-worker who doesn’t really work … from ants – Google News http://ift.tt/2v73N2N […]

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Texas mother charged after newborn found covered with ants – Fox News

New York Daily News Texas mother charged after newborn found covered with antsFox NewsHOUSTON – A Houston-area woman has been charged with felony child abandonment after officials say her newborn daughter was found covered with ants in an apartment complex flower bed. Harris County jail records show 21-year-old Sidney Woytasczyk …Mother of baby found covered in […]

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Mother of baby found covered in ants outside Texas apartment building charged – New York Daily News

New York Daily News Mother of baby found covered in ants outside Texas apartment building chargedNew York Daily NewsA Texas mother has been charged with child abandonment for leaving her newborn daughter outside in shrubbery. Sidney Ann Woytasczyk, 21, was arrested Monday without incident, authorities said. Her baby girl was discovered last week in bushes […]

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Olfactory receptors that enable ants to smell and recognize workers, males, and their queen identified – Science Daily

Science Daily Olfactory receptors that enable ants to smell and recognize workers, males, and their queen identifiedScience DailyAnts are eusocial insects, meaning they live in cooperative groups where one female and several males are involved in reproduction, and non-breeding individuals play specialized roles, such as caring for the young, finding food and warding off enemies.Researchers […]

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Quarantine agency strengthens inspection against venomous ants – The Korea Herald

The Korea Herald Quarantine agency strengthens inspection against venomous antsThe Korea HeraldFoods and plants coming in from Japan, China and Indonesia have been closely watched since last month, and people visiting or working at storage sites of such products are being notified of potential dangers from contact with the ants, the Animal and …and more » […]

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Newborn baby found covered in ants after being dumped in flowerbed – Metro

Metro Newborn baby found covered in ants after being dumped in flowerbedMetroA mother has appeared in court after her newborn baby was found covered in ants in a flower bed. Sidney Woytasczyk was arrested after investigators followed a trail of blood to her apartment, where she’d given birth hours earlier. Boy, 7, missing after …Mum […]

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Researchers have identified olfactory receptors that enable ants to smell and recognize workers, males, and their queen – Phys.Org

Phys.Org Researchers have identified olfactory receptors that enable ants to smell and recognize workers, males, and their queenPhys.OrgQueen ants spend most of their time having babies. To reign supreme in a colony, they exude a special scent, or pheromone, on the waxy surface of their body that suppresses ovary development in their sisters, rendering the […]

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