farming lerps

Subject: farming lerps
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 13:37:01 +1000 (EST)
>Paul Osborn (I think) said that Common Mynas  'actively 'farm' lerps, 
>which feed on
>> > the leaves of Eucalyptus and secrete a sugary substance for the birds.
>> > In return the lerps receive protection from the small insectivorous
>> > birds that eat them.'
>What is meant by 'actively farming lerps'?
>David McDonald
>PO Box 1355, Woden ACT 2606, Australia
>Tel. +61 6 231 8904;  Fax. +61 6 249 0740
Getting subsidies from the government to do it.


Dr John Leonard
PO Box 243, Woden,

"The form of our thoughts is the form of our wisdom,
the form of our action is the extent of our wisdom."

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