Traditional knowledge and rationale for weaver ant husbandry in the Mekong delta of Vietnam

  title={Traditional knowledge and rationale for weaver ant husbandry in the Mekong delta of Vietnam},
  author={Marco Barzman and Nicholas J. Mills and Nguyen Thi Thu Cuc},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
The weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), has long been known as perhaps the first example of human manipulation of a natural predator population to enhance the natural biological control of insect pests. The practice of ant husbandry in Vietnamese citrus orchards and the knowledge associated with the use of weaver ants in the Mekong delta are described. In contrast to other regions of Asia, where weaver ants are noted for their role in the protection of citrus… 

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