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PREHISTORIC FORMICIDAE (Ants) OF THE LATE JURASSIC - MID-CRETACEOUS PERIODS

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From: "The Wonderful World of Ants" & "Gardening Tips".

Create Paradise Indoors with Potted Plants
By Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis

With a little forethought and planning, the creation and upkeep of an indoor garden can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience with minimal toil. A home filled with potted plants is a home that radiates an aggregate of warmth, beauty and appeal. Plants can "spice" up the kitchen, augment the aesthetics of an area, enhance decor and cleanse the air. Odoriferous varieties and those with bold visual qualities are capable of evoking subliminal, sensual experiences and emotional boosts for occupants. Too often, species-selection and ongoing maintenance read more

Carpenter Ants
by Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis

Carpenter Ants are very adaptable large ants that make use of decaying wood and a wide variety of protected, secluded areas for nesting. Although most nest in wood, some species - like Camponotus castaneus - prefer to dwell in soil. Contrary to popular belief, Carpenter Ants (often referred to as "Wood Ants") are unable to digest cellulose and, therefore, do not eat wood. Instead, they tunnel through moist or decaying wood compromised by read more


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