Can Humans Compete with 'Super' Ants and Humongous Fungus?
Byline: Burt Constable
We interrupt the depressing news of how the U.S. superpower can't stop the daily slaughter of and by human beings in the Middle East to bring you the uplifting story of ants that have united Europe to form one peace-loving, resource-pooling, picnic-embracing entomological super colony.
Stretching from the Italian Riviera to northwest Spain (roughly the same as from Chicago to Phoenix and back again), the super colony is the largest ant co-op ever recorded. Instead of warring queendoms, the billions of ants maintain separate nests but all get along fabulously.
While I am so very happy for the ants in a sycophantic sort of way, I fear this may be how dinosaurs greeted the …
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Publication information: Article title: Can Humans Compete with 'Super' Ants and Humongous Fungus?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: April 18, 2002. Page number: 17. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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