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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

those crazy ants


the first time i saw this ant at our country n i thought they were a fire ant that had gone crazy 
zooming back and forth instead of like most ants who go in a more straight line
there was dozens of them zooming back then zooming forth

i just left them alone since they didnt seem to be aggressive like the fire ant who will sting you and make tears come to your eyes

this morning i read this article on how scientists may have found a way to eradicate or control it with a fungus that gets in their abdomen and kills them
the fungus doesnt seem to affect the native ants or good ants or sadly the fire ants

i would take a crazy ant over a fire ant any day 
if you have ever been stung by a fire ant you know what i am talking about

the crazy ants do destructive things like get in power boxes air conditioners sewage pumps and other electrical devices
they also attack wild things like lizards snakes birds rabbits etc

they came up from south america and have slowly spread out across the southwest

now here in santa barbara we dont have fire ants and ive never seen any crazy ants here just crazy aunts

im not complaining about having either one of them especially the fire ant
i dont miss that one for sure

the ut scientists took a colony of crazy ants that were infected with this stomach fungus and put them in an area with other crazy ants
the crazy ants mostly disappeared 

this reminds me of the treatment for those dang grasshoppers that use to evade our property at the country n
i use to sprinkle around the perimeter of my property and in my garden a floury material that had a fungus in it called nolo bait that would when the grasshopper ate it traveled to the grasshoppers brain and it would die
the other grasshoppers would eat the dead grasshoppers and they would die
using that plus having chickens and guianas helped control the grasshoppers
this nolo bait contained a fungus called nosema locustae

no our chickens would not eat a fire ant or a crazy ant

this is so crazy aint it

the organicgreen doctor

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