november, 2019

thu07nov7:00 pmthu8:00 pmNeighborhood Science: Clash of the Myrmidons7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Twin Oaks Branch Library, 1800 S. Fifth St.

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The Amazon rainforest is home to two unexpected titans. Leafcutter ants are peaceful, sedentary farmers responsible for processing huge volumes of tropical vegetation. They use their foraging material to cultivate obligate, fungal nurseries that cradle precious brood deep within their subterranean fortresses. Few organisms are courageous or capable enough to threaten mature leafcutter colonies, but the tank army ant is one of them. Tank army ants are nomadic, subterranean ant-killing machines. Their colonies can reach as many as several million and their hunger for leafcutters is insatiable. Join Tristan Kubik for a night of bravery, sacrifice, and storytelling about this riveting rivalry.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Twin Oaks Branch Library

1800 S. Fifth St.