Crazy Ants Neutralize Fire Ant Venom (image) University of Texas at Austin Share Print E-Mail Caption Crazy ants (on the right) coat themselves with formic acid to neutralize the venom of the fire ant (at left). Credit Lawrence Gilbert, University of Texas-Austin. Usage Restrictions Copyright, Science. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.