|A pretty pair (not) which closely resembles my foot right now, as I just received my first fire ant sting pair of the season: Many of the single-ant sting photos on the internet do indeed show two closely-spaced wounds like this, but there is no suggestion as to why there are two rather than, say, one or three in close proximity. |
Screengrabbed from this Mississippi State University site.
I guess I'll have to do my usual thing and use this as a place-holder post in case the answer becomes apparent later or someone emails me with it.
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with an example of the extraordinary work of Anthill Art, which makes art pieces by using molten aluminum to cast fire ant mounds.
|THIS is the way I'd really like to see all red imported fire ant colonies end up. Especially a certain mound in my own back yard. |
Image courtesy of Anthill Art.
If you've got two minutes to spare, check out this new video below. Other entities, including Texas A&M Agrilife, have published illustrations on how to make a fire ant mound cast, but I haven't seen anyone else accomplish it with this kind of skill.