Ants – Varmints – 90

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Ants!

We’ve got ants in our pants to talk to you about the amazing, adaptable, astonishing ant!

But first, the news!

Flying ant invasion has Brits up in arms, article courtesy of pressherald.com.

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This is supposed to be tennis, not ant-is!
Picture courtesy of The Washington Post

Ant Farm: These Insect Cowboys Harvest, Herd and Milk, article courtesy of modernfarmer.com

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The little green dots are their domesticated aphids. F-ant-astic!

This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World, article courtesy of news.nationalgeographic.com.

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Run away!!!

We’ve Been Looking at Ant Intelligence the Wrong Way, article courtesy of scientificamerican.com

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You don’t need pants to be a smartypants.

A Bug’s Life – The Queen, courtesy of YouTube user Eddyeddyy.

It’s an ant thing.

Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm®!

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Better not call it an Ant Farm® unless it’s a legit Ant Farm®.

Ants Are Even Stronger Than You Imagine, article courtesy of insidescience.org.

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Put up the Plexiglas, ’cause ant noggins are tiny bullets.

Now you know even more about ants than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Featured image “Black Garden Ant tending Citrus Mealybug” was taken by Katja Schulz and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
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Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
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Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.