But scientists found that injured ants
signal to their friends when they are intact enough to be saved, and the rescuers respond by treating the wound with their antimicrobial-packed saliva.
Beneficial interactions between ants
and hemipterans occur extensively in many ecosystems (Helms and Vinson, 2002; Holway et al.
Usually, imported fire ants
win clashes with other insects.
have plenty of water to worry about, especially where rivers flood acres of Amazonian forest so deeply that fish swim among the trees for months each year.
help plants by suppressing other insects that eat them, by carrying seeds to new areas and by aerating soil.
Celebrated in fables, songs and movies, ants
are among the hardest working of all insects.
Tribal elders believe red ants
have medicinal qualities.
Scientists at SABCL have studied interactions between RIFA (Solenopsis invicta) and other aboveground foraging ants
in two habitats in northeastern Argentina.
Other scientists have tried to figure out how ants
know when another ant
In this story, we'll show you how to kill ants
in and around your house.
This island off the coast of eastern Africa is geographically diverse, making it an ideal spot to hunt for different types of ants
The boy is taken deep below the anthill, where a tribunal reads him his crimes, which include dousing the ants
with the ``dreaded yellow rain.
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In fact, the queen ant
sits back at the nest waiting for the worker ants
to bring sweet treats home for herself and her babies or larvae.
Do a Web search on fire ants
and you'll find things such as: "With their fiery venom, they latch on with barbed mandibles and sting repeatedly with spiked tails.