The Federation of Animal Science Societies is hosting their Annual Spring Symposium on June 4 in Washington D.C. The meeting is an open invitation with no registration fee.
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Snail epidemic taking over Florida
The giant African land snail has made it past customs and border control and is now threatening Florida crops. These snails not only pose a threat to crop commodities, but also to human health, as they are a known carrier of meningitis. Read more
ASAS is excited to announce the winners of the ASAS T-shirt Design Competition!
Dr. Larry Reynolds contributed the design that inspired the front of the shirt. Graduate Research Assistant Samantha Kaminski contributed the design that inspired the back of the shirt.
You can get the shirt this year at the Joint Annual Meeting! Stop by the ASAS Foundation booth, and receive the shirt as a bonus for donating to the ASAS Foundation.
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt / ASAS Communications
It starts with a pinch.
A slight pinch from her mandibles is all the warning you’ll get before a fire ant stings. Her venom causes an angry, fluid-filled pustule on the skin. In the worse cases, her sting causes anaphylactic shock, even death.
Across the southern United States, people know to watch out for invasive fire ants in parks and urban backyards. But fire ants also cause unexpected, expensive issues in agricultural areas. Read more