Honey aphids

Aphids suck plant juices and excrete honeydew for so-called dairying ants that protect them. Instead of letting ants take the honeydew from our aphids, we have made a second symbiotic species of carrying aphids that climb up and down the stems or stalks, collect the honeydew from our stationary aphids and excrete it into small tubes that lead to buckets. The process is similar to running a maple syrup farm, but we provide aphids that suck and harvest sugars from otherwise useless plants such as scotch broom, pampas grass, and kudzu.