Fire Ants: The Invincible Army
- Public Event
For more than 80 years, Solenopsis invicta has been on a ceaseless march across the United States, racking up six billion dollars every year in crop damage, equipment repair and pest control. Fire ants have conquered more than 320 million acres in 13 states and killed at least 80 people. And the invader is still on the move.
Globally, scientists are cracking the ant's ancient secrets to success and breeding winged assassins to hunt them down. Stunning 3D macro photography explores the secret world of the fire ant and the cutting-edge research into stopping it.
Erik Verlage, a graduate student in materials science at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Recommended for grades 3-12.
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Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs