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this ant "herding" same animals on the top of leaves. Anyone know the creatures that "maintained" these ants? These creatures produce sweet liquid.
Moved to Arthropods
Thank you friends, I am also interested in the activities of these ants:))
Got it...thanks. Good information!
Claire, this is what I wanted you to see!
Wonderful to see a picture that depicts this kind of ranching!
one more interesting fact about aphids: they clone themselves - that means, photos now taken shows all females, only in autumn appear males too - those aphids are all winged, and they mate, to mix up the genetic pool
no, ants invented slavery as well.
Aphids secreting honeydew, I meant! :-)
some sort of honeydews?Is amazing that some ants colonies have crops of fungus and herds of dews. Then some people likes to think that only humans invented domestication :-)
Hi,it looks for me like a colony of plant louse. The ants eat/drink this sweet liquid (it's full of sugar). Quite often the ants take the plant louse from plant to plant like "shepperds".Saarbrigger
Spotted on Jun 5, 2011 Submitted on Jun 5, 2011
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