Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 7:50 EDT

Latest Dong-Hwan Choe Stories

Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists devise a technique that involves mixing a synthetic pheromone in insecticide sprays After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America, Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide. In urban California, the Argentine ant is among the primary pest ants. For example, this particular species of ants makes up 85 percent of ants sampled by commercial pest...

820733ff06f530d490411b780c1bd887
2009-05-06 07:53:45

UC Riverside entomologists offer evidence for a mechanism: decrease in chemical signals produced by living ants When an ant dies in an ant nest or near one, its body is quickly picked up by living ants and removed from the colony, thus limiting the risk of colony infection by pathogens from the corpse. The predominant understanding among entomologists "“ scientists who study insects "“ was that dead ants release chemicals created by decomposition (such as fatty acids) that signal...