Aren’t these cool shots?!? I mean…if I do say so myself. I just mean seeing that little bowl of aphids there and the ant tending them. So So SOOOO cool.
While Adrian, our neighbour, and the kids were out tending the bees they noticed these little guys. The neighbour, who’s an entmologist and so patient and generous with his time, told Ryan and Julia all about them.
The ants actually protect and “farm” the aphids. They excrete honey dew which the ants eat. How do the ants get it? The ants tickle the aphids until the aphids “poop” out the honey dew. Tee hee.