MadSci Network: Zoology

Re: Why are fire ants attracted to sources of electricity?

Area: Zoology
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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