Pests and Diseases forum: leafcutter ants

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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Feb 8, 2015 2:21 PM CST
I read online that leafcutter ants will eat dry grits, and it swells up and they die. Even though they supposedly will eat only fungus, i thought i would try after they ate EVERY leaf off my gardena cuttings. It takes 48 hours and today is the 24 hour mark. They are busily picking up grits and carrying it back to their nests. They have stopped eating my plants!!! Hey, im willing to buy thęm grits, even if it doesnt kill them, if they will leave my plants alone. Adding grits to shopping list.
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Apr 6, 2015 6:23 PM CST
Update on leafcutter ants after applying grits. I dont have even one leafcutter ant in last years veggie garden. They had been eatting all my onions. Looked like a mower went thru there. I have a new nest outside this years garden, and happily chewing in my wildflower garden. So ive put out a few more piles.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 3, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Interesting. Let us know if this year's efforts work.
Porkpal

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