Ants!

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    Jacqui
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    Just a note to anyone who is plagued with aphids… I buy Aphidius colemani – a tiny parasitic wasp which lays its eggs inside aphids… the aphid dies and the wasp comes out, reproduces, and the females lay eggs inside up to 300 aphids…

    Get the picture? It’s great! You can get them from http://www.bioforce.co.nz. They come by courier as aphid mummies – each one has a wasp growing inside.

    Anyway, today I noticed that the ANTS were stealing the mummies!!! The little devils (I said stronger words than that!) So I have put the potted swan plant with the aphids and A. colemani on it standing in an icecream container half-filled with water which acts as a moat. Haha – that’s foiled the ants!

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