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    Ants vs plants (video)

    i discovered an ant nest in my back yard today so i messed with them a bit. theyre surprisingly aggressive for being so small. theyre little red ants. they were crawling all over me by the time i was done filming this. i put my plants on top of the nest for an easy meal. enjoy


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    It's a feast!

    Those look like fire ants! Did you get stung?

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    nah theyre not fire ants

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    I didn't see one ant go into any trap or pitcher. They don't take suggestions very well!

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    That's like a McDrive for plants
    my growlist: http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...306#post976306
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    funny how the ants will think that they're in paradise, when really, it's quite opposite...
    They're watching us. o.0

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    yeah not many ants were interested in the pitchers or flytraps. i went out a few hours later and all activity had died down. a few got caught in the flytraps but they were all sticking halfway out so i think they just stumbled through the traps and got unlucky in the mad swarm to defend their nest. i get the feeling these are more predetory ants that feed on other bugs more than sugary secretions from plants...

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