Ants?

kefka666August 5, 2008

I'm growing CPs outside and lately I've noticed ants running around all over the place. Are ants a threat to carnivorous plants?

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kefka666

Woah, okay they're going for my Sarracenia and trying to consume the secretions from the peristome. How should I kill them?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 10:08PM
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hunterkiller03(9)

Leave them be, that is the main reason the peristome secret the sugary substance. To attract insects and ants are the main staple of Sarracenias. My Sarracenias pitchers are full of ants.

So ants aren't a threat to CP, its mobile buffets.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2008 at 11:04PM
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carnivoor

Ants are like meals on legs for your sarrs,my sarrs love them.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 4:17AM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

You have it the other way around! CP's are a threat to the ants.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 12:25PM
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kefka666

I was just worried they're start chewing through the plants. If they're not a threat, then good; if they're food, extra good!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2008 at 10:00PM
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corymbosa(Vic,Oz)

While ants won't directly harm your carnivorous plants, if you notice a lot of ants around your plants keep an eye out for aphids, scale and mealy bugs. Ants will often farm and herd these pests.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2008 at 12:26AM
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