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2022-12-10 4:07:05 AM  
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2022-12-10 4:17:56 AM  
This past week we ran this story:

https://beta.nsf.gov/news/eating-fire-ants-could-prepare-lizards-future-fire?sf172892618=1&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

Basically, fire ants are so bad in places that it's looking like the best way to control them is to bring in a bunch of lizards that have been trained to eat them, at least according to people who didn't sing the "I don't know why she swallowed a fly" song in summer camp and therefore haven't thought about what they're going to do when all the lizards run out of fire ants.

The researchers believe that, much like iocane powder, the lizards can build up an immunity to the venom the ants secrete by eating a few at a time. I'm not sure if they've really thought this through. Do we really want a bunch of lizards conditioned to expect food in sandy mounds and who are immune to poison? What happens when they find the beach? And what next-level predator are they planning to introduce to get rid of the lizards?

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2022-12-10 4:19:20 AM  
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2022-12-10 4:38:39 AM  
Bah humbug!
Guess someone had to sh*t the bed first...

As for running out of fire ants? Good luck. it's one thing for reptiles to develop an immunity to the venom. But encouraging them to eat fire ants when there are so many other tasty insects is a whole other aspect.
 
2022-12-10 4:49:48 AM  
Lizards taste like chicken.

Fire ants taste like burning.
 
2022-12-10 4:59:53 AM  

bughunter: Lizards taste like chicken.

Fire ants taste like burning.


I've never had lizard, but I imagine they taste like alligator.
 
2022-12-10 5:23:03 AM  
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2022-12-10 8:57:02 AM  
Lounge lizards!
 
2022-12-10 11:28:11 AM  
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2022-12-10 11:33:28 AM  

Diocletian's Last Cabbage: Lounge lizards!


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2022-12-10 1:16:23 PM  

Redh8t: Bah humbug!
Guess someone had to sh*t the bed first...

As for running out of fire ants? Good luck. it's one thing for reptiles to develop an immunity to the venom. But encouraging them to eat fire ants when there are so many other tasty insects is a whole other aspect.


I feel your pain. I stumble across these in the middle of the night, when I should wait a few hours.
 
2022-12-10 1:25:37 PM  
After the first three questions, I thought I might achieve the coveted perfect Zero Score; but I recovered in the second half and reached the heights of mediocrity.
 
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2022-12-10 7:25:07 PM  
Eating fire ants may allow lizards to breathe fire


Discuss with reference to dragons and salamander

 
2022-12-10 8:11:58 PM  
Apparently, I was doing so poorly on the hard quiz that it crashed the Fark database halfway through. Your developers must need to harden the database against divide by 0 errors when calculating my score.
 
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