Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ant Farming IV

In this photo, you can see some of the aphids that were under the care of the ants.  Aphids are more complex than you might imagine.  Wikipedia has a good write-up on them if you are interested.  Some lay eggs while others give birth to live offspring.  Some can develop offspring that have wings as the need arises to move to another food source. How weird is that?  The weather turned cold shortly after I was done filming.  When it did, the ants disappeared, leaving the aphids to fend for themselves.  At that point, the lady bugs moved in and ate the farm!

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