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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".

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

Fall Garden Ideas - Checklist For Fall Gardening
By Steve Boulden; edited 2009 by Carolyn Pararas-Carayannis.

As Rudyard Kipling once said, "Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade". A lot of gardeners see the season of fall as a time to start putting their gardens to rest. However, autumn is the perfect time for assessing, designing and improving your gardens. Consider your landscaping. It is a great time to perform grounds and tool maintenance. Do a soil test, sharpen your garden tools, clean you lawnmower for storage, improve the soil and mulch the garden bed for next season. Those little efforts now will help you garden thrive come springtime. What other autumn gardening tips are there? Well, there are many read more


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