A Little lesson on Aphids


 H has corn growing but he found aphids (and ants) on it, so we decided to learn some more about what was happening here.
Quite interesting actually, the ants are farming the aphids a bit like pets. They use the aphids for the "honeydew" they secrete and even protect their little pets from predators!
Since this was the first corn, we couldn't wait around any longer for the ladybugs to eat the aphids, so we made up a soap and oil spray to stop them in their tracks.


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