I never heard of fire ants until I moved from MI to FL. I learned first hand that they have this tactic where they crawl up your legs about knee high and then all bite at once. I danced for several minutes the first time that happened. I spend many a Saturday afternoon pouring boiling water in those mounds.
A local motel lost an overnight guest to fire ants a few years ago. They fell into a deep sleep, the fire ants did their work and they never woke up. They found the unfortunate victim the next day. I found a poison a few years ago that I like. I pour it on the mounds, add a little water, watch them as the go crazy, attack each other and wait for the eventual destruction of the mound. All in all, it takes about fifteen minutes for the thriving mound to be reduced to a handful of ants; barely moving and eventually stilled forever.
Hate those damn things...
Neat. Never heard about doing this and I've got plenty of mounds at Dixieland.
That is very cool. At what temperature does aluminum melt?
1,221 Degrees Fahrenheit.
I'd like to have that! - Wonder why the tunnels didn't collapse?
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