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Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom

Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom

Invasive “crazy ants” are rapidly displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern U.S. by secreting a compound that neutralizes fire ant venom, according to a University of Texas at Austin study published this week in the journal Science Express. It’s the first known example of an insect with the ability to detoxify another insect’s venom.