Re: Non Aroid but Ants
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: Non Aroid but Ants
- From: BIHOREL@cris.com (Christian Feuillet)
- Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 18:15:41 -0600
>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
>Something in my kitchen, too. Usually they have the tact
>to hold off until a February thaw.
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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