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    Native ants vs. Cane toads (in Australia)

    In Australia they believe they can use the native meat ant to kill of the young toads as they morph into adults. Its very interesting, and a very good idea. Also it has a little pun in their, ants DO have hearts, just the toads toxin can't harm them.

    http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...013404,00.html

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    I wouldn't want either creature in my backyard to be honest.

    Though....

    I would rather have a bunch of toads, no matter how invasive, over whatever the hell a "meat ant" is.
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    I wouldn't want either creature in my backyard to be honest.

    Though....

    I would rather have a bunch of toads, no matter how invasive, over whatever the hell a "meat ant" is.
    Think black ant, and pretty much you know what they are. Here is a video of them, not dangerous at all, well to humans. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TsXw...e=channel_page

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    Never seen black ants take down a healthy vertebrate. Or... do what those do. Or make a meter wide nest mound. No, I don't think so.
    that makes no logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch View Post
    Never seen black ants take down a healthy vertebrate. Or... do what those do. Or make a meter wide nest mound. No, I don't think so.
    Did you read the artical? The ants would be living around ponds killing the weak toadlets that can't move quickly.

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    Not only did I read it, I Googled the species. And though immature, the toadlets are still healthy. Appertain this ant is so aggressive that all other ant species cannot co-exist with it or compete, and must forage by night instead. In addition, leaving animal copses on the nest mound is an efficient way of disposing of a animal body in rural areas. This is not your little household, garden variety American ant species.
    that makes no logic

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