The Journey of the Fire Ant

"El viaje de la Hormiga Colorada" is the title of a lecture we'll be giving in Asuncion, Paraguay on August 10 of 2017. Originally from Paraguay and Brazil, the fire ant made it to Texas on a wooden ship, hidden as a stowaway among nursery plants. The ship left Asuncion, landed first in Mobile, Alabama with its final destination at the port of Houston. After successfully entering the country illegally, they made their fame as one of the most feisty and relentless species almost impossible to irradicate or to be deported.

The strange relationship between these insects and the way architects design buildings will be discussed with architecture students at the Catholic University in Asuncion.

As always, we thanks our Alma Mater for their continued support and we're excited to see you there soon.