this is an experiment in combining non-fiction science journalism with science fiction.
On August 12, Ars Technica published the non-fiction portion of this story, a journalistic account of the history and life cycle of Argentine ants. You can read it here. On August 15, Ars Technica UK published a science fictional account of the Ant Rights movement. They can be read separately or together, to form a timeline of the past and future of an invasive species.