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Unleashing antisocial behaviour wherever they go, hairy crazy ants - sometimes known as raspberry crazy ants - have now made it to the southern state of Louisiana.
They get their name because they are covered with little spikes and run around in little circles - as if they're mad.
Originally posted by MrsBlonde
lab created just like Africanized Killer Bees
Originally posted by Misterlondon
is it really necessary to put Elenin in every thread title? especially when it is completely unrelated. This word is spreading like a virus.. much like the ants you speak of..
Originally posted by Veritas1
reply to post by ColoradoJens
Perhaps they are zombie ants? Then it might be something to worry about lol...www.livescience.com...
Just kidding. This is an interesting piece. Thank you and have a great day!
Hairy crazy ants have lived in Florida since the 1950s, but didn't start spreading until 2000.
In 2002 they reached Houston, Texas and by 2009 they had reached the Mississippi coast.
Last year the Mississippi Entomological Association reported that the first confirmed case in Mississippi was a mind-boggling infestation with a huge number of different nests and queens
The crazy Rasberry ant or Rasberry crazy ant is an invasive species of ant found near Houston, Texas. While this species is part of the crazy ant complex (group named because of the ants' random, nonlinear movements) the media and others in Texas are also calling it "Rasberry" after the exterminator Tom Rasberry who first noticed the ants were a problem in 2002.
This ant has yet to be identified as a species due to confusion regarding the taxonomy of the genus, and has for now been scientifcally named Nylanderia species near pubens. This ant may or may not be the same ant as the Caribbean crazy ant, Nylanderia pubens (Forel).
Originally posted by windus
Something about tiny animals taking down every home's personal computers and unknowingly changing access to information and global communication seems very Margaret Atwood. Would be even juicier if they really were lab created (although I don't believe so in this case). The rest of the world's inhabitants are #ing with your electrical systems, trying to gain back a hold on what we've built overtop of. Actually a very cool story, OP.