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Casual Survey of Three Acres of Land Reveals 120 Fire Ant Colonies
Posted December 16, 2013

I set out to see how many fire ant colonies I could find in an area of approximately three acres on a cold December day. I knew there would be many, but had no idea there would be this many. I surely did not find them all, as I did not take time to cover every square foot. The result: 120 fire ant colonies on three acres. 40 per acre. The reason that there are so many is that these are the red imported fire ants, which aren't native to the area and don't have any natural predators. They are also more aggressive than the native fire ants and they out compete them for resources. In some areas, there can be hundreds of colonies per acre. The first few pictures are of my favorite finds. There are 117 pictures with several containing multiple colonies to get to 120.

casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Disrespectful wild animal crapped on an ant hill.
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- Disrespectful wild animal disturbed and then crapped on an ant hill.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Anthill hiding under a wheelbarrow.
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- Anthill hiding under a wheelbarrow.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Anthill in a cinder block
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- In a cinder block.


casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - The largest ant hill I found
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- The largest ant hill I found
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Fire ant hill built on a storage shed.
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- Fire ant hill built on a storage shed.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Inside a storage shed.
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- Inside a storage shed.


casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Near the AC.
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- Near the AC.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - On a railroad tie.
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- On a railroad tie.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Another railroad tie.
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- Another railroad tie.


casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - In a potting soil bag.
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- In a potting soil bag.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - On top of a stump.
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- On top of a stump.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - On another shed.
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- On another shed.


casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - On a fence post.
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- On a fence post.
casual survey of three acres of land reveals 120 fire ant colonies - Built around a plastic bin.
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- Built around a plastic bin.
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