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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Now this article is talking about nests the size of a 1955 Chevy 4-door.
Ender told the story quickly, as if it were an ancient memory. When he came to the tale of the great mother,the queen of all,who first learned to keep and teach the new queen instead of killing her or driving her away,then he lingered, telling how many times she finally had to destroy the child of her body, the new self that was not herself,until she bore one who understood her quest for harmony.This was a new thing in the world, two queens that loved and helped each other instead of battling, and together they were stronger than any other hive. They prospered; they had more daughters who joined them in peace; it was the beginning of wisdom.
Individuals exhibiting such reactions to fire ant stings should see a physician immediately. About 1 dozen Americans die of their wounds each year!