ants & bulbs

Nhu Nguyen
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:19:10 PDT
Hi Linda,

I would agree with Jane McGary when it comes to this subject (being an
entomology minor in college). Ant that live in a city environment often are
invasives (e.g. black ants, fireants, and argentine ants). These cause at
least nuisance and at worst dramatic environmental problems. However, in the
garden I have not seen them eating any plant material that is not high in
protein (as in seed arils) or saccharine (fruits and nectar). I think you
may have issue with some other critters other than ants.

I'll leave this thread with the reflection of life's work E. O. Wilson in
ants and how they form the foundation of this planet's food web and
ecological check and balances that keeps life in order. If anyone is
interested, I highly recommend checking out one of his books at a local
library. They are all fantastic works.

Berkeley, CA

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Linda Foulis <>wrote:

> Have any of you had problems with or experienced ants eating your bulbs?


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