Crazy Ants Neutralize The Southern Fire Ants' Toxic Bite | Video
By Clayton Ashley |
In the first clip, crazy ants and fire ants fight over a grasshopper carcass. The crazy ants are able to clean themselves with a secretion that detoxifies the fire ants' potent bite. The second clips show this cleaning behavior more clearly.
credit : Science/AAAS/Edward LeBrun and Lawrence Gilbert, video editing by Jeff Mertz