Ants collecting grass seed
I put down grass seed over the weekend, and within minutes could see ants carrying it away, each ant with a seed in its mouth. The following day, looking at the soil I'd seeded, I was hard pressed to find a single seed; the ants seem to have collected ALL of it.
These aren't fire ants or ants that bite much; I'm generally not troubled at having them around. But I'm kindof baffled at how to approach this, to successfully grow grass instead of just feeding the ants.
I'm contemplating putting down corn meal when I reseed, with the hope that the corn meal will be more desirable to the ants, and they'll focus on carting that off ... but ... ants are hard workers; I'm concerned that they'll just cart off the meal AND the seed.