Originally Posted by pags
Apparently the ants like the taste but can't digest them before they expand in their little insect abdomens or something.
Oooooooooooo...little exploding ants!
Are the ants harming anything? I know that some plants, like peonies, need ants to help their flowers bloom.
Does anyone know if other plants also use ants?
Ants can perform a really important function by keeping the aphid population down in your garden. They farm the aphids and lay eggs on them. When the eggs hatch they feed off of the aphids.
A gardener I know always tells me to leave the critters that aren't doing any damage because they are probably doing some good that we aren't even aware of!