Chemical Defense Aids “Crazy Ant” Invasion

Chemical Defense Aids “Crazy Ant” Invasion

Recording date: 01/03/2014
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Invasive fire ants are firmly established in the southeastern United States, defending their territory with venomous stings. But a new invasive species, the tawny crazy ant, appears impervious to fire ants’ toxic attacks. A recent study pinpoints the crazy ants’ defensive strategy, which is furthering their domination over not just fire ants, but other insects.

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