hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

CULT: Aphids, Ants & Birds

From: Sharon McAllister <73372.1745@compuserve.com>

Message text written by Dorothy Stiefel:

Hmmm.  Ants?  Is it possible that it was aphids doing the real damage, and 
the ants were just "tending" the aphids?  Not that this solves the problem,

but we should know what we're dealing with. I didn't think that ants would 
cause this kind of damage.

Many years ago, a friend complained that many of her buds didn't even get a
chance to open.  Watching the garden from a discreet distance, we saw that
the culprit was a small bird.  Don't know whether the insect population was
otherwise low and it was exceptionally hungry, or just thought she'd
provided it a convenient lunch countery but her flowers were being shredded
by a bird attacking the ants that were attending aphids.  

Sharon McAllister

--------------------------- ONElist Sponsor ----------------------------

       ~ FREE Games & CA$H Prizes!  ~  $55,000+ Awarded Monthly ~ 
Welcome to Gamesville.com-- Home of the World's Biggest & Best Free Games
  Play Three-Eyed Bingo, Quick-Draw Poker, Pop Quiz & Picturama  FREE! 
   <a href=" http://clickme.onelist.com/ad/gamesville5 ">Click Here</a>


 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index