South Carolina has been flooded following one severe rain storm after another during the past week. Tens of thousands evacuated, 17 dead and about 15 dams have failed. Now, with water everywhere, colonies of fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) can be seen floating on islands of their own making. "Scientists say the ants trap small amounts of air against their bodies while linked up, making the cluster buoyant enough to float" and are the only ant species able to make rafts. They are a well-known invasive species from South America, also known as RIFA (red imported fire ant) and are found in the southern states of the USA, in the southwest and sporadically in a few other states. "In other countries, they have been found in northern Mexico along the Rio Grande River, eastern Australia including Brisbane, and several locations in Taiwan and mainland China. They have been detected several times in New Zealand but have been eliminated." Source
Hardy little girls, aren't they? To be technical, like bees and wasps they can bite, but the mouth is simply used to hang on while the sting delivers multiple injections. The red harvester ants in my part of the country also use this technique, but even a large colony does not begin to compare to a fire ant colony.
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syzygy: For single or a few placemarks coordinates still fine of course!
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syzygy: Yup! Sorry everyone for the attachment issue! Hope will be solved soon! Until links to kmz files stored elsewhere is can be a solution...
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RaveyThirteen: So... I just tried to add a .kmz of some new finds and saw that nasty error message. Should I just hold onto it til the space issue is sorted?
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diane9247: I don't know what to do about the "space limit" thing. I got a post ready, then couldn't upload the small file. I am losing eyesight, so not sure I can even post anymore! 😵💫(Pinned unfinished post last night, but it didn't save.)
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willi1: GE Imagery Date: Yes, I noticed it too. And I thought it was something of an attitude on my part.
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SpiderX22: In regards to this error - on my forum posts/threads -> I can start compiling attached files into one kml collection to slim down attachment numbers
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SpiderX22: Anyone else notice that new Google Earth imagery doesn't have a date anymore?
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