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    I am looking for anyone also growing antplants.

    Myrmecodia, Hydnophytum or Leconopteris?

    Let me know, I would like to set up some trades!

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    i'd love to grow them, but dont they get big?

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    I grow a few species of Dischidia which are myrmecophytic. D. platyphylla and D. pectinoides to be exact.

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    Huh?
    What are ant plants?
    Will somebody post a pic?
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    I have related/similar plants... Dorstenia [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    These are great caudex producing plants! Dorstenia are also most interesting looking, although I have never grown them.
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    Starman,

    Ant-plants are plants that share a symbiotic relationship with ants. The three genera reffered to by Steve L all produce a thick base filled with a network of hollow spaces that provide housing for the ants in return for deffense by the ants. The species I refferd to are vines that use modiffied leaves to provide shelter in turn for deffense, pollination, and nutrients. There are a whole slew of other ant plants as well, from orchids to trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jhupp @ June 25 2004,9:41)]Ant-plants are plants that share a symbiotic relationship with ants. The three genera reffered to by Steve L all produce a thick base filled with a network of hollow spaces that provide housing for the ants in return for deffense by the ants. The species I refferd to are vines that use modiffied leaves to provide shelter in turn for deffense, pollination, and nutrients. There are a whole slew of other ant plants as well, from orchids to trees.
    Great desription j,

    I grow them mounted on tree fern fiber. They seem to grow very well for me this way. I just hang them on the nepenthes baskets in the back greenhouses and they grow very well. I even have one that has a colony of ghost ants in it. Very cool plants indeed. They make great companions for the CP's.
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