Re: ants(more)

clair ossian (
Wed, 3 May 1995 15:02:13 -0500

>I just realized that a leaf of my VFT in which I placed the same kind of red
>ant(it squeezed out and escaped)has also shriveled and turned brown. I
>wonder if the leaves of other CPs could be effected by chemicals secreted by
>certain spieces of ants.
>David Dewey


I don't know about general reactions...but my research (see my paper on
Nepenthes and ants in the Orchid Digest) showed that Nepenthes can eat at
least SOME type of ants with gusto...


C. R. Ossian