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Fire Ant Stings

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 10, 2017

Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant nest. If a mound is disturbed, hundreds of ants immediately rush out, climb on whatever disturbed them,...

KIDzANTS A Resource on Imported Fire Ants for Teachers

Imported Fire Ants Updated: October 06, 2016

The materials in eXtension's Imported Fire Ants Youth Content are based on KIDzANTS. KIDzANTS was developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The...

Additional Resources for Fire Ants Youth Module

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > Additional Resources for Fire Ants Youth Module

Food Web and Food Chain

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Fire Ant Smorgasbord > Food Web and Food ChainFew insects prey on fire ants, so they are not an important part of the food web....

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Brood (Eggs, Larvae and Pupae)

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > Life in a Fire Ant Family > Brood (Eggs, Larvae and Pupae)The fire ant queen continues to lay eggs throughout her life. She can live up to 7...

List of Exercises Included in the eXtension Imported Fire Ant Youth Module

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises Included in the eXtension Imported Fire Ant Youth Module The following exercises were adapted from KIDzANTS * in order to...

Imported Fire Ants Content for K-12 Teachers

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

The Imported Fire Ant Community of Practice has developed various learning lessons and materials to explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant...

Fire Ant Physiques: What's Buggin' You

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 01, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > What's Buggin' You?Build a three-dimensional (3-D) model of a fire ant. Learn the different parts of an ant and new...

Ant Detective Game in Second Life

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

Are you a Second Lifer? If so you may want to play our Ant Detective Game on Morrill Island (Search for Morrill, teleport to Morrill (128 128 24) then...

Fire Ants: My Island Home

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > My Island HomePLEASE READ SAFETY TIPS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FIRST!Observe ants in an island habitat,...

Fire Ants: Where in the World?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Where in the World?OverviewUse a Web site to learn about geographic regions and to determine if those regions provide the...

Ouch! I've Been Stung By a Fire Ant

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Ouch! I've Been Stung by a Fire Ant!Thousands of fire ants live in just one fire ant nest. If a mound is disturbed, hundreds of ants...

Fire Ants and Big-Headed Ants and Crazy Ants — Oh, My!

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Fire Ants and Big-Headed Ants and Crazy Ants - Oh My!More than 900 different types, or species, of ants are native to the United...

Imported Fire Ants Youth Content

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

The following learning lessons explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant biology and behavior. Instructions for hands-on experiments and...

A Fire Ant Smorgasbord

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: A Fire Ant SmorgasbordFire ants feed on insects and other arthropods as well as small birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles....

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest: Tunnels

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > TunnelsFire ant workers leave and return to the mound by way of tunnels that extend away from the...

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Workers

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Life in a Fire Ant Family > WorkersContinuing in their development, within 30 days, larger fire ant workers emerge and the fire ant...

Life in a Fire Ant Family: Queens

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Life in a Fire Ant Family > QueensImported fire ants are very complex. Some colonies of fire ants have only one queen, but there are other...

Life in a Fire Ant Family

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 30, 2016

FA Youth Home > Life in a Fire Ant Family(Note: Some of the material in this section is adapted from IPMWorld)There are many different kinds of families. In...

Fire Ant Physiques: Rolling for Parts of an Ant

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises >  Rolling for Parts of an AntYou and your friends will match the parts of an ant to a diagram, completing the diagram by...

Be An Ant Scientist!

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Be An Ant ScientistTrap ants using attractants (foods) to see what species you find in your area. Learn about dichotomous...

Mound of Trouble Matching Game

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > Mound of Trouble Matching GameLike any animal, the fire ant needs a place to live. Learn about the construction and...

Imported Fire Ants: What's a Fire Ant To Eat?

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 29, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises > What's a Fire Ant to Eat?Learn about the diet of imported fire ants by offering them fats, proteins and carbohydrates...

Protective Coloring

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > List of Exercises >  Protective ColoringThis exercise allows you to observe how camouflage can protect insects from predators.Observe and...

Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest: Colony Location

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 28, 2016

FA Youth Home > Lessons: Living It Up in a Fire Ant Nest > Colony LocationFire ants prefer to live in open, sunny areas. By building a mound in an open,...

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