Re: Non Aroid but Ants


>At 9:22 PM -0600 1/02/97, Roy Herold wrote:
>> in the middle of winter in Zone 5, and.... a big Arisaema triphyllum seed
>>head ...was swarming with ants... I certainly didn't expect to find them
>>doing it in mid-winter<<<<     
>
>Do you have the Christmas blooming
>*Helleborus niger 'Praecox'* in flower?   If so, you'll see them there as
>well, on any day that the temperature is 40 (F) or higher.  They are the
>reliable pollinators of the very early and very late blooming Hellebore
>and have been up and about here (Ithaca, Zone IVB) pretty much until the
>bitter cold snap of December 30th.
>
>>>> There must be  something pretty potent in the fruit that attracts
>>>>them.<<<<<<   
>
>Something in my kitchen, too.  Usually they have the tact
>to hold off until a February thaw.
>
>Nina Lambert
>Ithaca, N.Y.


My ants do not have any tact at all, and do not limit themselves to any room.
How much for the anteater in the window?
                                     
      
                                   
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