Well, here’s some great news that we’ve FOUND ants that can eat electronics, including your household computer, microwave, and anything with PCBs in it.
Why is this a good news?
Well, think of the electronics that cannot be recycled! If we can control and colonize these electronic-eating ants and use them to destroy old electronics, we can prevent the lead parts from electronics going into the earth and wala, we have a solution to the biggest problem in the electronics industry, the crazy rasberry ants.
With most countries around the world going lead-free within the last couple years, having these electronic ants will only mean a “miracle” solution to a worldwide problem of disposing old electronics with lead.
It sounds like the plot of a farfetched science fiction movie. Unfortunately for the residents of Texas, it is very much a reality: billions of tiny reddish-brown ants have arrived onshore from a cargo ship and are hell-bent on eating anything electronic.
Computers, burglar alarm systems, gas and electricity meters, iPods, telephone exchanges – all are considered food by the flea-sized ants, for reasons that have left scientists baffled.
[via neatorama timesonline]