Imported Fire Ants Youth Content

KIDzANTS and Beyond: Educational Materials for Young People About Imported Fire Ants

The following learning lessons explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant biology and behavior. Instructions for hands-on experiments and exercises are included.

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Protective Coloring

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Activity: Protective Coloring

Overview

This exercise allows you to observe how camouflage can protect insects from predators.

Objective

Observe and identify the characteristics that help insects survive.

Materials

  • Four slices

A Fire Ant Smorgasbord

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Ahhh, this is the life.

Fire ants feed on insects and other arthropods as well as small birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles. These food sources satisfy the protein requirements in …