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    Farming Ants

    The Ants are doing very well with their livestock. The Blackfly are looking very plump.

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    Nice pics. Did you just find a stalk of a plant with aphids on it and decided to put it in, or do you have a live planted vivarium?

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    But alas, Fred, you have no Nepenthes for those ants to feed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masdevallia View Post
    Nice pics. Did you just find a stalk of a plant with aphids on it and decided to put it in, or do you have a live planted vivarium?
    The Ants have several farms around the garden. Last year I had to remove a farm of theirs in some Dactylorhiza.

    I must admit I did chuckle a the thought of me having a vivarium
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    But alas, Fred, you have no Nepenthes for those ants to feed!
    So true nim, there's always a bright side to everything
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    I have a small vivarium planted where I have a colony of L. niger growing, and had trouble trying to get aphids to grow on the plants. (Of course they swarm on my orchids and cps)

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