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ted5310
Brea, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 9, 2012
8:17 PM

Post #9117960

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47362396/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.T6syLsUmySp
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

May 9, 2012
11:54 PM

Post #9118058

It's amazing what a bit of cooperation can achieve. There's quite a few associations that ants have with other organisms that are mutually beneficial. Of course the ant/aphid or mealy bug associations are a couple that aren't to our advantage.

Thanks for sharing that article.
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 10, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9118418

Allot of Orchids do this as well and never get mad when I have ants on my Orchids !

" the ant/aphid or mealy bug associations" I hate sooty mold too ! tropicbreeze

Wonderful link.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

May 10, 2012
4:04 PM

Post #9118973

Thanks for the link, Ted! Very interesting.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

October 7, 2012
12:59 AM

Post #9298173

Orchid flower buds secrete a sticky substance that is ment to attracted ants which will them protect the buds but ants also carry the scale bugs around from plant to plant so i keep ants away from my orchid house.

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