University of Texas at Austin

Crazy Ants Rely On Secret Weapon In War Against Fire Ants, Research Finds

The highly invasive species of ants commonly known as ‘crazy ants’ have been spreading rapidly throughout the US southwest in recent years, generally displacing the larger and more-venomous fire ants. The reasons for this somewhat strange changing of the guard have been something of a mystery — how does the larger, more venomous species lose?

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