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Old 12-02-2016, 09:23 PM
Isilder Isilder is offline
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Originally Posted by Jackmannii View Post
If droughts and hard freezes were fatal to fire ants, there'd be very few of them in Texas. Unfortunately, they withstand both conditions very well.

No it means they survive those events in Texas.
Drought is the amount of rain, but of course rock contains ground water and texas plants survive the drought and provide moisture to ants while there is a drought.

But your use of "hard freeze" in texas ?? Texas freeze is a layer of snow for a few days. A new england hard freeze is frozen ground down so deep for months. I dont think Texas gets hard freeze, so Texas is no counter example.

Florida... the ants like a Florida "Drought". They don't survive the season of water logged ground.