Re: ants around your CPs
Wed, 16 Aug 95 08:56:00 +0200


>I have ants crawling around my CPs all the time. I appreciate their
>presence. They don't seem to harm the plants. Infact, they make
>numerous tasteful snacks. My sundews and small venus flytraps
>pick off ants every now and then. My Sarracenias take them out
>by the zillion.

The ants are probably prey-robbing and having a carnivorous plant - ant
kleptobiotic interaction. However, the ants don't appear to be doing very
Magnus Thor`n
Plantecology, Department of Ecology, Lund University
Ekologihuset, S-223 62 Lund, Sweden
Tel +46-(0)46-2229311

"Her tentacles swaying seductively in the breeze,
the Venus Kidtrap was again poised and ready"