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 …

Fire Ant Morphology, Reproduction, and Development

If it were it not for the painful experiences associated with fire ants, most people might find these creatures fascinating. Their life cycle and social behavior are surprisingly complex.

Habitat:  Fire Ant Colony

A mature fire ant moundA new fire ant colony forming

Fire ants live in colonies in …

Fire Ant Habitat and Food Sources

Imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects that usually produce hills or mounds in open areas where the colonies reside. These fire ants build mounds in almost any type of soil, but prefer open, …