Re: Why are fire ants attracted to sources of electricity?
Posted By: Roger Raimist, Prof. Biological Sciences
Date: Thu Mar 6 19:38:43 1997
I believe your assumption is correct. The likely "sweet" something
is probably ozone. Created in very small quantities usually by UV liget from
sparks or by lose electrical currents reacting with the air. I am guessing
at this and do not have any research to back it up.
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