Aquaponics – Defence by the army of ants

Long beans seem to have recovered from the infestation without the usage of any bio pesticides. Tried some aggressive manual control by removing the infested beans and flowers, but I think the credit should go to the ants in the system. I saw plenty of ants near every bean that was infested and nearly all of the larvae I found were already dead.

A humbling experience to see nature takes care of itself.


Ants fighting long bean infestation


One of the types of ants I have in my aquaponic system


Ants on duty



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