Researchers at the University of Georgia have found colonies of tropical fire ants
, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, that thrive with multiple queens and in close proximity to single-queen colonies of the same species.
Four sprinkler-irrigated sites that included a golf course (Monterey Country Club) and 3 storm-water retention basins (El Dorado, Son-risa, and Harland)were initially surveyed for fire ant
biological control agents.
Oklahoma is at the reported northern edge of the fire ant
Korea will boost quarantine efforts to prevent the spread of foreign red fire ants
that have been discovered in major ports of the country.
Randob's year-old Fire-Out, targeted for fire ant
stings and bites, comes in a roll-on applicator to cover the sting "zone" of the body.
The wax on the fire ant
's body prevents the inner members -- the queen and the unborn ants -- from suffocating.
workers were not completely excluded from the plots, while the number was quite small (no more than four workers in pitfall trap).
Entomologist Steven Valles, who works in CMAVE's Imported Fire Ant
and Household Insects Research Unit, developed novel antibodies that bind to a protein in the fire ant
Home and business owners in the Tyler, Texas and Galveston, Texas areas know how difficult it can be to eliminate fire ants
. With professional fire ant
control assistance, Mosquito Mike customers can guarantee the queen and her colony will be destroyed.
However, the total biomass of a mature fire ant
colony (4-6 y old) is 70% made up of larger workers (Tschinkel, 1988), suggesting that having these workers or, in general, caste diversity benefits the colony (Retana and Cerda, 1994; Fjerdinsgtad and Crozier, 2006; Gravish et al., 2012), despite their high production and maintenance costs (Calabi and Porter, 1989; Holldobler and Wilson, 1990).
The crew were forced to abandon their charity bid to row nearly 3,000 miles between Gran Canaria and Barbados after their boat Fire Ant
flipped several times.
(7) Fire ant
venom is 95% alkaloid with a small aqueous fraction that contains soluble protein.
Also included in the budget are monies set aside for fire ant
management, who have since returned following the failed crazy ant assault.
Tawny crazy ants pick fights with fire ants
and win, thanks to a previously unknown way of detoxifying fire ant
by fire ant
by fire ant
by fire on a canvas of lake & trees