Wednesday, 7 February 2018

For global invasion, Argentine ants use chemical weapons


Compounds produced by Argentine ants are used to recruit nestmates and incapacitate opponents

Date:  January 24, 2018
Source:  University of California - Riverside

Summary:
Researchers show how Argentine ants use chemical secretions as weapons in their interactions with harvester ants, which are native to California. The findings could help in the development of new pest control strategies.


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