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Crazy Ants Detoxify the Venom of Fire Ants

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Published on Feb 13, 2014

A new development in the competition between two ants invading the southern United States: tawny crazy ants (Nylanderia fulva) can detoxify the venom of the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). It's the first known example of an insect with the ability to detoxify another insect's venom, and it is likely helping the crazy ant beat out fire ants where the two species overlap.

Read more about this research here: http://cns.utexas.edu/news/crazy-ants...

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