Edward LeBrun

May. 24, 2013

‘Crazy Ants’ Spreading in the Southeastern US

Tawny crazy ants, recent arrivals to the country, are able to drive out even the imported fire ant.

ants, insects, tawny crazy ants, rasberry crazy ants, fire ants, entomology, invasive species, Edward LeBrun, University of Texas at Austin

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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