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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 > 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.…
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 …
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 > List of Exercises Included in the eXtension Imported Fire Ant Youth Module
The following exercises were adapted from KIDzANTS * in order to allow an individual child or a group of children to complete the exercises. …
FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Insect Condomiums
Activity: Insect Condominiums
Build and maintain a home specifically suited to an insect pet.
Learn ecologically based concepts such as niche, habitat and survival requirements of insects and …
FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Mound of Trouble Matching Game
Activity: Mound of Trouble Matching Game
Like any animal, the fire ant needs a place to live. Learn about the construction and organization of a fire …