Chemical Cocktail Turns Argentine Ants Against Each Other

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 22, 2006   View Article

Scientists are developing a chemical potion that makes mortal enemies of members of a massive Argentine ant gang that has invaded California.

The cocktail, if successful, could pave the way for the return of native ants, which have been driven from the region by the foreign species, says Neil Tsutsui, an evolutionary biologist at the University of California, Irvine.

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