No offence at all. I was saying that, as far as I could
see, if ants can find shelter they will multiply in direct
proportion to the food available and that in this region,
predators, even if they exist elsewhere, didn't have
a significant impact on ants.
I live on a heavy clay soil, that is ideal for building
rammed earth constructions, ants take advantage of
this by building extensive tunnels underground. They
mainly live on seeds, even though they will also
collect dead insects and other things. And since
there are plenty of seeds from grass and weeds
they have been able to prosper and multiply. Similar
conditions have led to large ant populations all around
probably since time immemorial, except, in places with
sandy soil where ants can't build their tunnels.
But as I said, I don't see ants as a pest, they can be
a nuisance at times, but they also fulfil many useful
--- In email@example.com, Dieter Brand <diebrand@...> wrote:
> I have clearly explained
> why there are ants in one place and not in another based on first hand
> experience for over 10 years. I don't think, I can make it any
I must have missed it then. Sorry to offend.
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