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fire ant wars

nature, science, and public policy in twentieth-century America

by Joshua Blu Buhs

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Southern States
    • Subjects:
    • Fire ants -- Control -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Fire ants -- Control -- Environmental aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Insecticides -- Environmental aspects -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-208) and index.

      StatementJoshua Blu Buhs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB945.F535 B84 2004
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 216 p. :
      Number of Pages216
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3291658M
      ISBN 100226079813, 0226079821
      LC Control Number2004008495

        Fire ants, though, are a different story. They can’t be dislodged so easily, and they’re dangerous. They’ve been known to kill cattle in Texas. This summer my brother got too close to a fire ant mound. They went up his legs, stinging as they went. He did what he could to get them off him, but he was bitten hundreds of times.   Consider the human idea and connotatins of travel. Insects traverse distances but do they travel? Many of our words do not actually relate to universal instances in the way we suppose. It seems to our relatively poorly educated conceptual facul.

      A typical fire ant colony produces large mounds in open areas, and feeds mostly on young plants and seeds. Fire ants often attack small animals and can kill them. Unlike many other ants, which bite and then spray acid on the wound, fire ants bite only to get a grip and then sting (from the abdomen) and inject a toxic alkaloid venom called solenopsin, a compound from the class of piperidines. This debate, over the proper response to fire ants that had been imported into the American South accidentally and then spread across the regi The fire ant wars. Nature and science in the pesticide controversies of the late twentieth century Isis. Sep;93(3) doi: /

      Fire ants are spreading into new areas across south-east Queensland according to a Biosecurity Queensland insider who says the war to eradicate the potential killers is all but lost, a claim.   When a fire ant nest is disturbed, the colony will quickly swarm out to defend it. If you poke a nest with a stick—not that we would recommend it—be sure to back away quickly and remove the stick from the nest, because fire ants can climb the stick quickly. A fire ant swarm is almost instant, whereas other ants take a little longer to respond.


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