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Whip the front legs off, sew on a couple of wings, lovely budgie that. Wink
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I came across this on the internet and it seems to fit killer ants!

Today's Word "Formication"

formication \form-eh-KEY-shehn\ (noun) - The sensation of ants crawling over the skin.

"I don't know their effect on others but I suffer formication just thinking about oysters."

Latin formicare "to crawl like ants" from formica "ant." The root of "formica" is akin to Greek murmex "ant," Serbian mrav, Russian muravey, and Kurdish merule "ant." The kitchen countertop laminate inherited its name from the original Formica, an electrical insulator that was a replacement for mica. Formicant, the adjective of this family, means "very faint or slow," as in the formicant pulse of a direly sick patient. A place where ants dwell is a formicary "ant nest, hill." It can also replace the phrase "ant farm," which leaves the impression that we expect the ants to germinate in the spring. The verb from which all these variants derive is formicate "to swarrn with moving objects."

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Hence the Red Ant Chilli Peppers track "Killer Anty Formication" Big Grin
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Oh no, I have an ant problem!!! Those big black ants are somehow getting in my bedroom bathroom. I have killed 5 in the last 2 days. But that is the only place I have found them.

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I must say that I am sooo lucky that my ant problem has ceased, but now I keep finding nats in my kitchen - gotta find out what is causing that! Shake Head

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Wow.. thirty seven pages about ants!!!

I wish we only had to deal with ants in Florida. We get these lovelies as well....



Thank God for exterminators!

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saturday i was watching Headbangers Ball.
i wasn't paying attention to some of it, then when i looked up i saw ants on the screen.

The Red Chorde: antman

those ants get into everything Big Grin

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Everything? Eek

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yes, EVERYTHING!! Big Grin

hey Harris, we need a evil grin emoticon Smile

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Hey, I finally found an item I thought suitable for this thread, via tidbits.com!!!

Ants Invade New Zealand by iPod

by Adam C. Engst <ace@tidbits.com>

iPods are everywhere, and according to a posting on the PestNet discussion list forwarded to us by loyal reader Frank Streeter, some unsavory characters are using the iPod to move around the world. The bad guys in this case were Singapore ants - Monomorium destructor. They infiltrated a packaged iPod sold in an airport duty-free shop, and an individual returning from Fiji to New Zealand purchased the iPod on his way home. Upon arrival, however, he discovered the ants, and, acting on instructions from the authorities, put the iPod and packaging in his freezer to kill the insects (I presume the iPod emerged unscathed, though its fate wasn't mentioned).

This quick thinking may have saved the entire country from an infestation of environmental, economic, and health significance - M. destructor is a stinging ant that, although not particularly dangerous to humans, is extremely annoying, mainly due to building large colonies in homes and other structures. Worse, the worker ants are highly predacious on other insects and are known to gnaw holes in fabrics, some plastics, and rubber goods. They can even remove the rubber insulation from electrical or telephone wires. We're talking bad dude ants here.

<http://ant.edb.miyakyo-u.ac.jp/E/Taxo/F41102.html>

My friend Ted Schultz, Chair of the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution, works mostly with leaf-cutter ants, but he was intrigued by the iPod infestation story. He commented that he'd once been sent some ants from Singapore that were fouling up a microwave receiver antenna; some ants are known to be attracted to electromagnetic fields for unknown reasons.

<http://entomology.si.edu/>
<http://entomology.si.edu/Entomology/siants/search.lasso>

The moral of the story: bugs aren't just in software any more, so be careful out there, and keep an eye on your AirPort base stations!
 
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Ant Music........ Big Grin

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so, they are trying to take over the world Big Grin

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i have had reports come to my attention, that although the ants have gone into hiding, you can feel them burrowing beneath you.

Also with the weather warming up as summer approaches they will be back, and they will not forget this thread in a hurry.

Block up your doors and windows.
Grab the ant powder
And start prepping for the summer.

For the ANTS ARE BACK!
 
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uh, ants in the kitchen and the bathroom...living on the ground floor sucks. next place i live, gonna be at least 4 flights up.

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hummmm.....you know i did see quite a few ants around when i walked down to the story today....


i mean....NO MORE ANT THREADS!!!!! Twak

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It's springtime and a young man's thoughts turn to KILLER ANTS!

Long live the Killer Ants thread!
 
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It's good to see that at this time of year thoughts drift towards possibly the greatest Card Talk thread of all time (I know you agree with me Don). So many good memories. And a big hello to all the "Old Skool" Card Talk members. I remember you all fondly.

Long live the ants!!!!!
 
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