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Fire Ants, Crazy Ants & Zombie Ants
Friday, October 26, 2018, 07:00pm - 08:15pm

Fire Ants, Crazy Ants & Zombie Ants

Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7 pm

The red imported fire ant is an invasive species in Texas that can produce life-threatening allergic reactions in people, has major costs to agriculture, and causes severe impacts to native fauna. Dr. Rob Plowes shares insights into fire ant behavior and discusses a remarkable biological control opportunity. Dr. Plowes researches one of the fire ant's deadliest enemies - tiny phorid flies, which actually turn ants into zombie-like living incubators for their offspring! He also describes research approaches to other invasive species in Texas.

Join Hot Science Cool Talks for a special Halloween celebration. Participate
in their costume contest: come as your favorite creature or zombie!

Cool Activities - 5:30 - 6:40 pm

Talk with Q & A - 7:00 - 8:15 pm

SAC Auditorium

Location: SAC Auditorium