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How to get rid of ants…

Where do they come from? What do they want? How can I get rid of them? Most common ants live outside in the ground, in nests or ant hills. Several hills and nests can make up one colony. The queen ant (which can live up to 30 years) is in charge and is responsible for… read more »

Tricks for finding the nest

How do you find the nest (or entry points) when there are only one or two ants in your house? Invite more! 😉

Giant Ants!

Check out this exhibit by sculptor Rafael Gómezbarros – pretty scary at first glance, then beautiful. The exhibit is called “Casa Tomada” (seized house) and the ants represent “…the displacement of peasants due to war and strife. Spreading aggressively over the colonial façades of goverment structures… “. Each of the 1300 ants are over 2… read more »

When do ants wake up from hibernation?

STAGE 1: As it starts to warm up in the Spring (or even late winter), a few ants will start to become active inside the nest. You may even see one or two walking on the snow if it’s sunny enough. STAGE 2: After four or five days of temperatures above freezing (+5 c / +41… read more »

Ophiocordyceps fungus vs. an ant

Video+timelapse by @anandavarma for @natgeo. This ant is infected with ophiocordyceps fungus. The beginning of the video shows the ant in its last hours of life, twitching under the control of the mind-controlling parasitic fungus. The fungus made the ant crawl up the plant and bite down on the edge of the leaf. The fungus… read more »

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