Topic: UT Austin Texas Invasive Species Program

Crazy Ants Dominate Fire Ants By Neutralizing Their Venom

Feb. 13, 2014

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 journalĀ Science Express. It's the first known example of an insect with the ability to detoxify another insect's venom.

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UT Austin Establishes Texas Invasive Species Program with $2.7 Million from Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

July 15, 2013

To combat and manage pesky invasive species such as fire ants, tawny crazy ants and Cactoblastis moths, the Texas Invasive Species Program has been established at The University of Texas at Austin with $2.7 million in support from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation.

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