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Positive Press for Ants


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#1 Offline prettycode - Posted December 2 2014 - 12:01 PM

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Interesting article on Ants in NYC: 

 

In the city that never sleeps, it's easy to overlook the insects underfoot. But that doesn't mean they're not working hard. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that insects and other arthropods play a significant role in disposing of garbage on the streets of Manhattan.
 
We calculate that the arthropods on medians down the Broadway/West St. corridor alone could consume more than 2,100 pounds of discarded junk food, the equivalent of 60,000 hot dogs, every year - assuming they take a break in the winter," says Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, a research associate at NC State and lead author of a paper on the work.

Edited by prettycode, December 2 2014 - 12:12 PM.


#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 2 2014 - 2:01 PM

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Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum. :)



#3 Offline James C. Trager - Posted December 2 2014 - 2:33 PM

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More on this story: http://www.nytimes.c...efuse.html?_r=0



#4 Offline dermy - Posted December 7 2014 - 5:48 PM

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Cool, I wonder if Dermestids play any role in it?






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