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This is a discussion on My Spathoglottis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Amey , those are lovely. I really like them, but what's with the ants?...

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    Amey , those are lovely. I really like them, but what's with the ants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Amey , those are lovely. I really like them, but what's with the ants?
    hi mary,
    there is no spathoglottis without ants, no harm though but maybe pollinating?

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    Very nice pics Amey, I quite like the yellow one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ischel1 View Post
    Amey , those are lovely. I really like them, but what's with the ants?
    There are tiny droplets of a sticky sugary (I tasted it) liquid on the inflorescence. I think that is what attracts the ants. I like having ants (the non biting black ones) they are a good indicator of correct humidity and drainage in the pots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    hi amey,
    spattho's old time favorite...and nice pix!
    what i havent figured out yet, in the purple variety there is some with a yellow column while others are more white, any idea?
    I think its got to do with the age of the flower, when they open up the column is yellow, I think when they age it fades to white.

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    They all look great. I like the light pink one and the purple one.

    Cheers,
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    very nice flowers. BTW, I noticed that you have ants on them too! I see that my spath secretes some sticky substance that attracts the ants as well. Does any one know what/why the spath is doing?

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    OK. never mind. looks like i missed the new messages...

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    Beauties!!!! I just ordered one white (this will be my first one) together with a few more to keep company of one Coelogyne... (yep, it was only going to be the Coelogyne, but I end up ordering 8 or 9...)
    I want to get different colors and plant them outside!!!

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    Margo I am sure they will love Florida weather ! And grow nicely in the ground. May be use a fine seedling mix for their bed. And they love plenty of manure. But also be careful, they can become an invasive specie.

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