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formic acid

  • n  a colorless pungent fuming vesicatory liquid acid HCOOH found naturally in ants and many plants or made catalytically from carbon monoxide and steam; used in finishing textiles and paper and in the manufacture of insecticides and fumigants
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  • Seagulls Getting ‘Drunk’ On Flying Ants In England
    Australian seagulls are reportedly getting “drunk” on flying ants in parts of England. A significant number of dead birds have been found in Paignton, Plymouth, Teignmouth, and other sections of the English countryside. Experts believe this is due to the formic acid produced by the record number of flying ants that are currently plaguing the... Read more » Seagulls Getting ‘Drunk’ On Flying Ants ...
    July 21, 2013 - The Inquisitr

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