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Venomous fire ant found in cargo at Tokyo port

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Oh no! It's going to end up like:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1536019/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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DisillusionedJuly 7 02:08 pm JSTThe ants have since been found at Kobe port and Nagoya port in Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture -- in containers that had come from Guangzhou, China 

That just had to throw in that little China snipe at the end, didn't they.

Not a snipe at all. Actually I think you should be more concerned about Fire Ant proliferation in China.

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Perhaps a wonderful way of destroying Japan economically through fire ants, discovered by China. !!!!! We dont know , anything can happen in Communist China, which is irritated with Japan over China Sea policy.

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Where do they get these headlines

Venomous Fire ants

No such animal they sting like hell from formic acid, thats in the sting. It is meant to says leave me alone,

The sting feels like being stung by a scorpion I've been Stung by both .

Swelling of the area put on ice or if in Australia the pulp of Bracken fern bulbs or nodules works great in the bush .

I found the Biggest reason people get stung is by hitting them then been stung in revenge .

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That just had to throw in that little China snipe at the end, didn't they.

I'm sure it's not some kind of nefarious plot, or anything. Besides, won't people want to know how and where they came from?

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If fire ants are already sticking around, I just have to pray that they won't inch along toward my bedside, at worst.

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a single colony may have multiple queens

They also cooperate with other colonies, unlike most other ants which will battle another colony.

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The ants have since been found at Kobe port and Nagoya port in Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture -- in containers that had come from Guangzhou, China 

That just had to throw in that little China snipe at the end, didn't they.

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OK, first all ants are venomous but to different degrees. Bullet ants are worse. Second, the thing that makes fire ants different is that a single colony may have multiple queens which enhances their survival potential. Finally, like the so-called "killer bees", they will launch a massive attack to defend their colony. Good luck with your new neighbors.

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Striker10Today  10:36 am JST

@Goodlucktoyou

Except that when the fire ants spread all over Japan, you'll have to pay out on those policies... may not be very lucrative in the end.

By which time he'll be long gone!

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Silly me, I thought all fire ants were venomous.

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They are indeed here to stay.  I liked this detail

The ant was killed immediately with hot water

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@Goodlucktoyou

Except that when the fire ants spread all over Japan, you'll have to pay out on those policies... may not be very lucrative in the end.

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i am looking for investors in my new company. for just 1million yen, you can be part of the only company in japan offering fire ant insurance. it is a startup that is guaranteed to expand. first starting in Kobe, but increased to Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, my company is guaranteed to scare all people and provide lucrative returns.

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Sounds like too little too late if they have been found at many ports.

It's hard to imagine they magically just started showing up at many different ports all within a month. Which means they were already here, but now they are looking for them and reporting on it.

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We're doomed

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Sounds like too little too late if they have been found at many ports.

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Sorry, but it's too late, they're here to stay

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