An interesting discovery this afternoon while testing for any insects inside those figs fruits.
I was on a mission to locate those figs trees that are fruiting and with insects in them.
Some one from Tawau Sabah wanted to get these insects to breed on his newly fruiting figs trees closed to his BH.
I took nearly half a day to locate the only figs tree that have the ripe fruits with lots of insects in them.
Before plucking the fruits I tested a few by squeezing to open and check if there were any insects.
Two fruits from the same tree gave two different types of insects.
The first fruit produces mostly figs warps while the second fruits produces something different.
I am not very sure the name of the species but it seems that they also seems to work hand in hand with figs trees.
Have a good look at the two video clips and tell me something:
I am sure there are many other types of insects that breed on these juicy figs fruits.
The two seems to be very prominent in numbers.
Each fruit has at least 100 of these young insects.
You can imagine the number of these insect during a good season where thousands of fruits are on each tree.
I am very confident that these insect can and will attract those swiftlet to fly around and above these trees.
If you should visit Kuala Lumpur please call 017 7551318 for a small tour to visit some of these trees located in the middle of the capital of Malaysia.