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Ants Test Nonviolence of Buddhist Monks

By RobotGod     Mar 12, 2007 in World
Buddhist monks, who are bound by faith to nonviolence, are grappling with how to rid a temple of a severe ant infestation without killing the insects.
They have had an infestation at the temple in Penang for over a year. One of the worshippers had to get hospital treatment, due to these stinging ants. They tried to vacuum the little buggers up, and then free them in the forest, but that did not work. Being Buddhist minks they of course respect all life and so do not want to just kill the ants.
They will likely just live with it. I would suggest getting science involved. If they use pheromones, they should be able to lure them away. The ants are lucky that they encountered such spiritually evolved people.
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