I was wondering what effect ants have on soil/plants. Do they stick to
eating organic material in the soil, or do they go for plants or seeds?
I have noticed that when I prepare a bed for veggies, they move right in
and start laying hundreds of eggs. Is it a coincidence that none of my
carrot seeds sprouted in a bed that has become a home to thousands of
ants? I was toying with the idea of sprinkling some diatomaceous earth
around to kill some off, but if they aren't doing any real harm I guess
that I can live with them. Has anyone studied the effects ants have on
natural systems? My interest is peaked.
Thanks - Anne