Ants as pollinators

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fantasy55
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Ants as pollinators

Post: # 26711Post fantasy55
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:27 pm

Has anyone used ants as pollinators? I have an indoor vegetable garden I experimenting with and I don't think my building neighbors would be to happy with my bees.

Martialis
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Re: Ants as pollinators

Post: # 26713Post Martialis
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:01 pm

There are some, but not many, plants that rely on ants to disperse seeds. In the eastern US, one of the more common ones is a wildflower called bloodroot.
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