Savage Ants?

The man walking down the 500 block of Cooper Street in Camden pauses. It’s the middle of a red-hot summer day, but three women in the grassy median are kneeling in the bright sun, hunched over, pointing at something in the dirt.

What are you doing? he shouts. Melissa Carpenter CCAS’16, now a Rutgers University-Camden graduate student, turns to answer. “We’re studying ants,” she says.

Amy Savage, a Rutgers-Camden assistant professor of biology who is directing the research outing, says she and researchers often are mistaken for surveyors. Instead, they are taking a closer look at what ants are eating as …read more

Source: Rutgers Today

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