Giant Microbe - Red Ant
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Red Ant (Solenopsis Invicta)
- Our enormous fire ant is a humorous addition to any plush collection
- Makes a unique companion
FACTS: Although there are more than 10,000 species of ants, red fire ants comprise some of the more vicious varieties.
Typically encountered when their mounds are disturbed, they can quickly swarm up an intruder’s legs in an attack coordinated by pheromones (special chemicals that provoke behavior). Although they are well-known for their tendency to bite, their bite is actually only a prelude to their sting – and it is the venom in their sting that causes the fiery, burning sensation that has earned them their notoriety.
Though they originated in South America, fire ants have natural predators in their native lands which tend to keep them in line. However, as stowaways in shipping crates, they have managed to travel the world, and are now invasive pests in many regions.