A tawny crazy ant (L) is pictured engaging in detoxification behavior next to an imported fire ant dispensing venom, in this undated handout photo. Tawny crazy ants are gradually displacing fire ants ... more 
A tawny crazy ant (L) is pictured engaging in detoxification behavior next to an imported fire ant dispensing venom, in this undated handout photo. Tawny crazy ants are gradually displacing fire ants in niches across the southeastern United States. In a study published February 13, 2014, scientists at the University of Texas reported that the tawny crazy ants success has much to do with their unique way of neutralizing the potent venom of the fire ants. They smear their own brand of venom on their bodies after being hit with venom by a fire ant foe, successfully detoxifying themselves. REUTERS/Lawrence Gilbert/Handout via Reuters (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS less 
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