The Fire Ants

The Fire Ants

by Walter R. Tschinkel
     
 

Since South American fire ants arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1940s, they have spread to become one of the most reviled pests in the Sunbelt. In The Fire Ants Walter Tschinkel provides not just an encyclopedic overview of S. invicta - how they found colonies, construct and defend their nests, forage and distribute food, struggle among themselves for primacy, and… See more details below

Overview

Since South American fire ants arrived in Mobile, Alabama, in the 1940s, they have spread to become one of the most reviled pests in the Sunbelt. In The Fire Ants Walter Tschinkel provides not just an encyclopedic overview of S. invicta - how they found colonies, construct and defend their nests, forage and distribute food, struggle among themselves for primacy, and even relocate entire colonies - but also an account of how research is done, how science establishes facts, and the pleasures and problems of a scientific career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674022072
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2006
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Walter R. Tschinkel is a Distinguished Research Professor of Biological Science at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

IOrigin and spread, present and future range1
IIBasic needs and the monogyne colony cycle93
IIIFamily life247
IVPolygyny403
VPopulations and ecology501

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