Stump the Librarian: Exploding Ants!

Aaaand we're back!! Jill & Liz of KDL’s Stump the Librarian Podcast are here to answer your challenging questions. In this episode, Liz digs into the mysterious world of ants. Find out how ants can survive a flood and also protect their colony by any means necessary (like exploding). Jill explores fuzzy and delightful red pandas. She explains why these adorable animals are in a family like no other. Liz also recommends a nonfiction book that features beautiful animal illustrations and incredible facts—immortal jellyfish alert!

Join our librarians every other Wednesday as they try to answer your inquisitive questions and see if it’s possible to stump a librarian. Do you have a burning question? They would love to hear what questions are on your mind! Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via or wherever you prefer to listen, so you never miss an episode.

As always, we invite you to learn more about any of these topics by checking out our databases or our library catalog. Just go to to find the best database for more information on the answer to your question. And don’t forget the books. Our catalog is full of amazing books that are filled with fascinating information. Just visit to search for your next great nonfiction (or fiction) read!

Check out the books we referenced in this week’s episode:

The Mind-Blowing World of Extraordinary Competitions 

How Old is a Whale?