Challenge 1. What are the ants eating?


The idea of these seed ID challenges will be to introduce some real world reasons why someone might need to identify seeds.

Scenerio:  You are an entomologist who is studying harvester ants, a type of ant that gathers and eats seeds. You encounter a harvester ant nest where the ants have piled their discarded food outside the nest entrance.


You need to identify those grayish seeds with the white fringe to find out what plants the harvester ants are using in their environment.


Here's a better look at the seeds. Can you figure out what they are?

If you need help, try the Seed of the Week archive at Growing with Science blog. 


© Roberta Gibson 2021