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  • Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

    Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

    By Christopher Palmer
    Published: June 1, 2012

    The history of how red imported fire ants came to North America has a destructive end. Every year the non-native ants cause more than $1 billion of impact in Texas alone. In this video, learn what innovative scientists at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) are doing to combat this destructive invasive species, under the guidance …

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      Allen Tsai said on June 18, 2012 at 2:13 p.m.
      I think the most logical way to reduce fireant numbers is to reduce their food source. Like all animals, fireants need food to survive.
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      Jamie said on June 15, 2012 at 1:36 p.m.
      Have the scientists thought about alternatives like feeding fire ants grits? My grandma mentioned pine oil.
  • Brackenridge Field Laboratory Features

    Captured in a flash
    Captured in a flash
    Entomologist John Abbott uses high-speed flash photography to capture insects, bats...
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    Country living in the middle of the city
    Country living in the middle of the city
    Couple keeps field lab running for researchers and students.
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