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Science Crazy ants use ant-idote against fire-ant venom, say scientists

When a crazy ant gets stung by a fire ant, it secretes a defensive substance and rubs it over its body, a strategy that may be aiding the invasive species' slow takeover of the Southern United States, say scientists. 

By Tanya LewisLiveScience / February 14, 2014

Photograph by Lawrence Gilbert

All over the southern United States, miniature foes are engaging in fierce battle. Invasive "crazy ants" have been displacing fire ants, and a curious defensive strategy may be behind the crazy ants' bold takeover.