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  • Ant Plant This plant houses these ants in a symbiotic relationship. They protect it from herbivores and in return the plant feeds the ants via extrafloral nectaries. Want to hear what rain forests really sound like? Hear my recordings at and
  • Clutter Video Tip: Organizing Your Junk Drawer Get organized with home organizing tips from professional organizers at The Clutter Diet. Can you keep a secret? I'm not only a junk drawer advocate; I'm also a junk drawer user. There I said it- I firmly believe that you need a place to store your doodads, gizmos and thingamajigs. The key is organizing junk drawer. In today's video Lorie Marrero is showing you her junk drawer and explaining how to be organized in this small space. Organizing your widgets will make finding the right doohickey at the right time possible. I don't know whatchamacall- that, but I call that a success! If you are asking help me organize junk drawer, you are in the right place. These Clutter Video Tips are posted frequently here on our clutterdiet organizing channel. You can search Twitter for #ClutterVideoTip also to find comments on our organizing tips. Lorie Marrero is the creator of and the author of The Clutter Diet The Skinny on Organizing Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life. Lorie also serves as the national spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International and ambassador of the Donate Movement. 1. Junk drawers are not for stashing. 2. Don't keep things here you have not used in years. 3. Don't pile so much in that you lose visibility. Related Links: http Transcript: Hi. I'm Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book and on-line program and today we're going to talk about junk drawers ...
  • Polyrhachis pruinosa feeding at nectaries Polyrhachis pruinosa feeding at extrafloral nec... (more) Added: January 22, 2008 Polyrhachis pruinosa feeding at extrafloral nectaries around the rim of the pitcher of Nepenthes rafflesiana in Sandakan Rainforest Park
  • Ants on vetch Many wild plants are important in the environment because of their special associations with beneficial insects which in turn pollinate or protect crops. This short clip showing ants visiting extra-floral nectaries on Common vetch plants.
  • Ants visit vetch extrafloral nectaries in Marion County, Ohio, USA June 14, 2009 Narrow-leaved vetch (Vicia angustifolia) is a low-growing herb in the legume family (Fabaceae) that bears extrafloral nectaries at the base of the leaves. Here in an open meadow, ants visit the nectaries. It is generally the case that, by providing a food source for ants, the plant receives a benefit: protection by the ants from plant-eating predators.
  • Down House - Home of Charles Darwin Charles Darwin is a hero of mine (and, of course, many others) and this is where he lived and worked with his family. He is best known for his book On the Origin of Species by Natural Selection and his travels that included the Galapagos Islands, but I like to think that I can actually visit the place where he did much of his work and wrote, amongst other things, The Origin. Darwin didn't have full understanding and I give an example of that, but that doesn't mean all his ideas were wrong. It is a strength of science that we build on past knowledge and understanding to gain a better and more complete view of the world (and, dare I say, our place in it). I think I sound a bit strange (!), but I am recovering for an infection. I meant to say that the ant was taken in a local churchyard, that is, local to me, not Down House. All photos were taken on a film camera a few years ago and digitised. Link to information on Down House: www.english- If you are in or visit this part of the UK, I would recommend making Down House part of your itinerary. Thanks for watching.
  • ABDSP_Pinyon Mountain_Jon Rebman_2012 01 08_EXTRAFLORAL NECTARIES_Jon Rebman.MOV Jon Rebman, Ph.D., curator of botany at the San Diego Natural History Museum since 1996, in the field in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, 8 January 2012, describing the extrafloral nectaries ("gland spines") of Ferocactus cylindraceus (California barrel cactus).
  • Ants scurry about vetch extra-floral nectary in Marion County, Ohio. Narrow-leaved, Vicia angustifolia, is an introduced vine-like herb in the pulse family (Fabaceae). At the base of each leaf is a glandular depression that serves as an extrafloral nectary, apparently secreting a sugary substance that is avidly sought by ants. This video was taken June 6, 2010 in a meadow in Morral, Marion County, Ohio, USA.
  • Crematogaster Ants Guarding Cactus These are Crematogaster ants and are actively patrolling the surfaces of a Jumping Cholla. In essence the cactus hires the ant to ward of plant eaters of all kinds. The pay is sweet exudate from the areoles. These ants are also known as Acrobat Ants.
  • Bull-Horn Acacia Ants Bull-horn Acacia ants display an amazing symbiotic relationship with the tree in which they live. The tree provides a home and food, and in turn, the ants protect the tree.
  • How to Pronounce Nectaries Learn how to say Nectaries correctly with EmmaSaying's "how do you pronounce" free tutorials. Definition of nectary (oxford dictionary): noun (plural nectaries) Botany a nectar-secreting glandular organ in a flower (floral) or on a leaf or stem (extrafloral). Origin: mid 18th century: from modern Latin nectarium, from nectar (see nectar)
  • Many ants visit extrafloral nectaries of narrow-leaved vetch in Marion County, Ohio, USA. The introduced weed narrow-leaved vetch, Vicia angustifolia, has extrafloral nectaries that are avidly exploited by ants which, I presume, defend the plant against herbivores. The habitat is a meadow in Morral, Marion County, Ohio, on June15, 2010. Birds singing include American crow, yellow-breasted chat, and field sparrow.