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Wasmannia auropunctata(open topic)

 
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Greetings!

Was hopping to plant the seed of a thread dedicated to the little fire ant (auropunctata of the wasmannia).

if you ever climed a tree or left some coconut oil on the ground you have a familiarity of this being.

as a Em-1 advocate, and passionate microbial researcher. i'm drawn to biological insecticides that targets this invasion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauveria_bassiana

open to discussion.
i will update this thread with findings as time progresses.
 
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Howdy Erick, welcome to permies !
So are you using the fungi against the ants?
First time I ever saw this was while watching a video by Paul Stamets.
Are you familiar with his work?
 
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oh my god do these things hurt. 5 bites hurt so bad I had to go inside and lay down.
 
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