Bug shenanigans on our lettuce (photos)
I've notice the last couple of days that our Great Lakes lettuce in one planter was covered in ants. The lettuce looks healthy, so I didn't think much more about it. Today I saw the ants again, and they looked like they were doing 'something'. Not sure what, but they were on the lettuce, moving around with what I can best describe as a sense of purpose. So I watched for a while and took a few photos.
It wasn't until I got the supermacro shots on the computer monitor that I could see that the ants aren't alone. The ants are tiny, so these white things are REALLY tiny. Are these aphids? Should I just let the ants take care of the problem, or do I need to step in?
Boy, I hope whatever these things are, they wash off as easily as ants do - or are at least a good source of protein. I just ate a bit of this for lunch. Gulp. LOL