Tag: eastern fence lizard

November 10, 2021

TWS2021: Eating fire ants may protect fence lizards

Eastern fence lizards may be eating their way to immunity from invasive ant venom in the Southeastern United States. Red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) were first introduced to states...

February 26, 2021

Lizards evolve antibodies to fight off invasive fire ants

Fence lizards in Alabama are evolving stronger immune systems in response to decades of coping with the venom from invasive fire ants, but they may also become more vulnerable to...