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|Fire ant stings on an infant’s hand
||Pustules formed by fire ant stings
How Fire Ants Sting
Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant nest. …
FA Youth Home > Life in a Fire Ant Family > Brood (Eggs, Larvae and Pupae)
The fire ant queen continues to lay eggs throughout her life. She can live up to 7 years and produces an average of 1,000 …
FA Youth Home > Lessons: Life in a Fire Ant Family > Communication
How Fire Ants Use Pheromones
Like many other insects, fire ants use pheromones–odors– for all kinds of communications.
Fire ants use pheromones:
FA Youth Home > Lessons: Fire Ants and Big-Headed Ants and Crazy Ants – Oh My!
Size comparison of ant species
More than 900 different types, or species, of ants are native to the United States. This number does …
FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Be An Ant Scientist
Activity: Be An Ant Scientist!
Trap ants using attractants (foods) to see what species you find in your area. Learn about dichotomous keys and how they are …
FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Be An Ant Detective!
Activity: Be An Ant Detective!
This activity is best performed by students in a classroom setting. However, there is a version of this game on Second Life.…
KIDzANTS and Beyond: Teacher Resources for eXtension Youth Content on Imported Fire Ants
The Imported Fire Ant Community of Practice has developed various learning lessons and materials to explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant biology and …
FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > Queen and Brood
Moving the Queen and Brood in a Fire Ant Mound
Although a fire ant mound is elaborate, the fire ants cannot regulate the …
FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > Colony Location
Fire Ant Colony Location
Fire ants prefer to live in open, sunny areas. By building a mound in an open, sunny spot and then …